GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien photographed at the launch of the GSOC annual report 2013 at the Garda Ombudsman’s office in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The leadership of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has dismissed calls by some Garda members to resign over their handling of recent con(...)

Ray Leonard: one of four members of the GSOC’s management team who, along with commissioners Simon O’Brien, Carmel Foley and Kieran Fitzgerald, in effect lead the organisation.

A senior manager at the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has tendered his resignation. The official, understood to be long-serving deput(...)

GSOC commissioner Kieran FitzGerald yesterday said he accepted its response to Seán Guerin’s requests for information for his report on the response by the State to Garda whistleblowers was too slow.

The body charged with investigating complaints against gardaí is pushing for a range of new powers in response to the problems that it and Garda whist(...)

GSOC commissioners Simon O’Brien (left)  and Kieran Fitzgerald  arriving for the Public Service Oversight Committee meeting at the Oireachtas in Leinster House.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The irish Times

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The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission’s offices: the commission is just one of several State agents damaged by the surveillance affair. Photograph: Collins

There has been a broad welcome for the announcement that an independent inquiry is to be established into the bugging scandal surrounding the G(...)

The most disturbing aspect of what happened after the Sunday Times claimed that the offices(...)

Simon O’Brien, Carmel Foley and  Kieran Fitzgerald of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) arrive for a meeting with the Public Service Oversight Committee at Leinster House, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph:  Collins

The briefing note supplied by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission to the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter seems to contradict his comments(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: last night rejected out of hand allegations from the Opposition that he had misled the Dáil on the surveillance controversy.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has written to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) seeking clarification on what he said were contradi(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission members Simon O’Brien and Carmel Foley on their way to Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As the man in the eye of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) bugging storm yesterday relayed his version of events in full, the word(...)

GSOC commissioners Kieran Fitzgerald, Carmel Foley and Simon O’Brien arriving at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) said he suspected the(...)