Simon O’Brien: will relocate home to England to take up a bigger job. Photograph: Eric Luke.

A very public clash with outgoing GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien last February began a short and brutish period for then Garda commissioner Martin Callin(...)

Simon O’Brien: “This is a significant opportunity and I am looking forward to the new challenge. The new post will bring me back home to be with my wife and young family in London”

Head of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) Simon O’Brien has announced his resignation despite still having two years to run on his contr(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission chairman Simon O’Brien will step down from his position at the end of January. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Head of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), Simon O’Brien has announced his resignation despite two years remaining on his contract.The As(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) Chairman Simon O’Brien said he has no intention of resigning. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has no intention of resigning following a report into a leak to a newspaper last Februa(...)

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(...)