A 35-year-old man has been charged with possession of cocaine following a search by gardaí at a checkpoint in Mallow, Co Cork earlier this week. Step(...)

Almost a decade and a half on from the established of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), the Garda complaints body still enjoys an uneasy relationship with the Garda. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Almost a decade and a half on from the establishment of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), the Garda complaints body still enjoys an unea(...)

Of the 96 sanctions imposed by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris for disciplinary breaches last year, fines or reductions in salary of up to four weeks were imposed in 49 cases. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has taken a harder approach than his predecessors when sanctioning members of the Garda who breach discipline, data pub(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) annual report for 2019 includes case studies of  complaints it investigated last year.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Garda member failed to investigate a complaint that a child had been groomed and sexually abused and kept no notes from his interactions with the pe(...)

There is currently no direction for Gardaí to wear facemasks when dealing with the public. File photograph: Getty Images

The Garda Ombudsman will not have oversight over the use of controversial spit hoods by gardaí during the coronavirus crisis. The hoods, 16,000 of wh(...)

It is alleged that some premises in Killarney openly served alcohol without licences, sometimes until 6am. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is set to notify more than 20 members of the force that they are under investigation as part of a major(...)

Any Garda member caught not disclosing when they used the spray or failing to document their reasons for using such force can be investigated and disciplined under the new system. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí who use pepper spray on members of the public will have to record and account for each incident under strict new controls around the use of for(...)

The  Gsoc is conducting a criminal investigation into alleged abuse of the liquor laws in Killarney and an alleged long-standing Garda failure to tackle breaches. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is conducting a criminal investigation into alleged abuse of the liquor laws in Killarney and an allege(...)

Gsoc officials are increasingly unhappy that they often have to learn about incidents of alleged garda misconduct through the media. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Garda Commissioner has not agreed to proposals that it voluntarily notify the Garda Ombudsman of alleged misconduct by members of the force. The (...)

Annemarie Hooper, a 33-year-old mother of two from Tallaght, was killed when a car hit a lamppost in Rathfarnham in Dublin in the early hours of Tuesday.

A woman who was killed when criminal and disqualified driver Dean Coleman crashed his car in Dublin in the early hours of Tuesday while trying to evad(...)

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