Mary Ellen Ring

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The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is fighting back, attempting to maintain a pivotal place for itself in dealing with new oversight and d(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris told media at the Association of Garda Superintendents annual conference, ‘I think we need to share information’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An Garda Síochána is failing to provide the body responsible for oversight of the force with relevant records, sought as part of investigations into G(...)

Bailey was twice arrested by gardaí for questioning about the 1996 murder of Ms Toscan du Plantier but was released without charge on each occasion. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Journalist Ian Bailey has called on An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan to intervene over the delay by the Garda Sio(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission office. Photograph: Collins

Former United States secret service agent Patrick Sullivan will bring a wealth of experience to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSoc), Minist(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan. Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said  the Minister  “needs to act on the commitment he previously gave to ensure that Gsoc is fully resourced so that it can carry out its statutory function”

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has more than 1,000 active investigations ongoing, latest published figures show. With just 35 investi(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission wants the right to carry out no-warning searches at Garda stations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) wants the right to carry out no-warning searches at Garda stations and to investigate the Garda Commiss(...)

 Anglo Irish Bank signage: In his decision on Tuesday to tell the jury to acquit Seán FitzPatrick on all charges, the shredding of documents was among the reasons cited by Judge John Aylmer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Kevin O’Connell got a bad feeling when he noticed the pile of documents in the blue plastic tray on the floor behind him, under the window in his offi(...)

Kevin O’Connell was the lead investigator into allegations Seán FitzPatrick had misled the auditors of Anglo Irish Bank, Ernst & Young (EY), over a period of six years. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda decided not to launch a criminal investigation even though a solicitor with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) had (...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring: expressed scepticism as to whether another report would precipitate action, in light of the work of the Garda Inspectorate.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The head of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has queried the need for a commission to examine the future of policing. Over the weekend (...)

Can they all be wrong? Maurice Hayes, Denis Bradley, Nuala O’Loan and Mary Ellen Ring – prominent people with close links to police reform, the first (...)

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