Gsoc comments come after Taoiseach Enda Kenny says access appropriate only in national security cases. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has defended its decision to access journalists’ phones while investigating gardaí for alleged leaks, (...)

The purpose of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 is to provide for a police service that is effective, efficiently managed and able to meet the needs of the(...)

Castlebar’s Barry Moran celebrates victory in the Connacht final Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Castlebar Mitchels 2-10 Corofin 0-11 In the biting Tuam Stadium cold Corofin manager Stephen Rochford found the words to assess what had happened duri(...)

The Garda Ombudsman described its interaction with Sgt Michael Galvin in the period leading up to his death as appropriate and responsible. Photograph: Collins Photos

A Garda sergeant who took his own life in the station where he worked had been investigated by the Garda Ombudsman (Gsoc) about his interaction with a(...)

Slaughtneil’s Christopher McKaigue dives to try and block Corofin’s Michael Lundy during yesterday’s All-Ireland club football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Corofin 1-14 Slaughtneil 0-7 Pure skill will always be the winner in an honest game of football. Corofin had that in such depth and beauty here that (...)

Corofin’s Liam Silke fends off  Diarmuid Connolly during his side’s win over St Vincent’s, ending their 28 month unbeaten run. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Corofin: 1-14 St Vincent’s: 1-9So after going 28 months unbeaten - or 18 wins, and one draw - the end has come for St Vincent’s, as Galway champions C(...)

Gary Sice is one of the experienced players on the Corofin team which takes on London’s Tír Conaill Gaels in the All-Ireland club SFC.

All-Ireland club SFC quarter-final Tír Chonaill Gaels (London) v Corofin (Galway), Ruislip, Sunday, 1.0 (deferred coverage, Irish TV on Sky 191(...)

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(...)