Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: has her eyes fixed on securing the job on a permanent footing. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Faced with a barrage of questions on recent scandals, the chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, Simon O’Brien was keen to focus on the (...)

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(...)

Acting Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said today that a new chapter in the often troubled relationship between the Garda and GSOC had already begun to emerge.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Cooke report into alleged surveillance at the offices of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) will act as a “launch pad” for improved re(...)

Mr Justice John Cooke: his report concluded there was no definitive evidence of bugging. However it could not explain an anomaly found on a landline at the GSOC’s offices and could also not categorically rule out the possibility some form of surveillance had taken place.

The investigation into the leaking of a contentious report suggesting the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) was bugged is no longer confined(...)

While An Garda Síochana and its watchdog the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have always endured a difficult relationship, the bugging controversy that erupted earlier this year brought it to a new low very rapidly.

While An Garda Síochana and its watchdog the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have always endured a difficult relationship, the bugging cont(...)

Scales of Justice: A barrister who has prosecuted cases against gardaí believes that sympathetic jurors are one of the main hurdles once a case gets to trial. photograph: graham hughes/photocall ireland.

Gardaí charged with criminal offences by the garda ombudsman are far less likely to be convicted compared to members of the general public, according (...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission’s offices.  Photograph: Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has said the entire system of Garda oversight introduced after the Morris Tribunal needs to be “reset” (...)

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 chairman Simon O’Brien: marshalling relevant material was under way”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The failure of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) to provide any documentation to senior counsel Seán Guerin resulted in him being unable (...)