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 (...)

Garda superintendents have called on the chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring, to clarify her remarks t(...)

GSoc has criticised the practice of gardaí investigating gardaí. Photograph: Collins

Oversight of An Garda Síochána is “not possible” because the force is continuing to conduct criminal and disciplinary investigations into its own memb(...)

The Gsoc staff member under investigation was responsible for carrying out an investigation into a garda who was involved in a road traffic incident involving a member of the public. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Garda ombudsman officer is under investigation for allegedly “coaching” the solicitor of a garda who they were due to interview as part of an inqui(...)

Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring: the chairwoman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is seeking additional funding and independence from the Department of Justice. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Resistance within the Department of Justice and the Garda Síochána to transparency and comprehensive policing reforms are responsible for the inabilit(...)

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(...)