The Government report into the alleged bugging of the offices of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) by retired judge John Cooke has found that there is no evidence that surveillance took place.

- It is “clear” the evidence does not support the proposition actual surveillance of the kind asserted in The Sunday Times article took place and “muc(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe arriving for the Public Account Committee meeting in Leinster House in January 2014.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The name of Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe may have only become fixed in the public consciousness in recent months, but Official Ireland ha(...)

“Am I satisfied that no organ of the State put the Garda Ombudsman Commission under surveillance?’’ said he. “Yes, I am.’’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is a politician who masters his brief. He spent part of yesterday morning studying the Government’s response to the fall(...)

Chairman Simon O’Brien backed up the account of commissioner Kieran Fitzgerald that there was evidence of some sort of security breach at the commission’s headquarters in Dublin

The controversy surrounding alleged security breaches at the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) escalated yesterday when its chairman s(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter addressing the Dáil this evening.

There is “no definitive evidence” of unauthorised surveillance of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), Minister for Justice Alan Sha(...)

There is no definitive evidence of unauthorised surveillance of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission , Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the Dáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, TD on allegations of surveillance of offices of Garda Síochána Ombudsman Comm(...)