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Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Four complaints against individual officers under investigation by Garda watchdog after riot
GSOC has confirmed that the complaints have been received from members of the public.
Last month
November 2023
Gardaí arrest a man in relation to fatal hit-and-run in Phibsborough last month
Gardaí in Mountjoy Garda Station arrested a man in his 20s earlier today.
This year
Garda Ombudsman appealing for witnesses following incident on Dublin's M50
The incident happened at around 3.15pm yesterday on the M50 northbound at junction 11 Tallaght.
Garda Ombudsman appealing for witnesses following death of man in Dublin
The incident happened on the Old Lucan Road in Palmerstown between 11pm 12 October and 12.30am on 13 October.
Woman killed in Phibsborough hit-and-run incident named, with case referred to Garda Ombudsman
The collision occurred last night in the Cross Guns Bridge area.
GSOC investigation into Garda car collision that killed Derry woman now a criminal probe
The investigation originally set out to determine if the actions of the Gardaí had amounted to a breach of discipline.
Garda watchdog sends file to DPP after completing report on fatal shooting of George Nkencho
The 27-year-old died outside his Dublin home in December 2020 after being shot multiple times by members of a Garda Armed Support Unit while wielding a knife.
Inquest into deaths of three criminals killed in N7 crash adjourned after garda served with summonses
GSOC informed Dublin City Coroner’s Court of the criminal proceedings this morning and asked for an adjournment, which was granted.
GSOC chief warns that body cams and facial recognition tech will be open to abuse
GSOC boss Hugh Hume said that the watchdog will need significant investment if it is to keep track of misconduct related to abuse of new technologies.
11 gardaí to be honoured for 'exceptional bravery and heroism'
Among the recipients is the late Inspector Sam Donegan, who was killed in an explosion on the Cavan/Fermanagh border in 1972
Policing groups slam release of decision to prosecute garda in connection with fatal N7 crash
A Garda being prosecuted for a fatal crash that occurred when he was pursuing three men in 2021 has not been made aware of the exact charge he is facing.
Opinion: New legislation reforming garda and oversight bodies isn't in line with best practice
Doireann Ansbro of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties says the proposed reforms of Garda bodies doesn’t go far enough.
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is GSOC fit for purpose?
Journalists Mick Clifford of The Examiner and Alice Chambers of Noteworthy tell Susan Daly about the Garda watchdog’s severe and ongoing problems.
Garda watchdog handing half of its cases back to gardaí to investigate
Solicitors, complainants and former GSOC staff voice frustration at slow investigations with few resulting sanctions.
Gardaí can “decide there is no breach, take no action and provide no rationale” when GSOC finds evidence of Garda misconduct
There is no appeal mechanism, even for serious criminal allegations against gardaí
Complainants told Noteworthy that they had lost faith in GSOC
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is GSOC fit for purpose?
Targets missed in at least 70% of GSOC complaints investigated by gardaí
Targets missed in at least 70% of GSOC complaints investigated by gardaí
A report by
Alice Chambers
Most cases handed to and completed by gardai last year exceeded time limits.
Median length of garda-led investigations has never been near the agreed timeframes
Gardaí investigating gardaí brought in to prevent GSOC becoming “snowed under” by “less serious” complaints
Man arrested as part of probe into GSOC investigator's attendance at Hutch party is released
A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Man arrested as part of probe into GSOC investigator's attendance at Gerry Hutch party
A man in his 60s was arrested this morning following the search of a home in Dublin 3.
Garda probe establishes GSOC officer did attend Hutch party
Simon Harris told reporters at the GRA conference in Mayo that GSOC said in a meeting that they were likely to establish an independent review into the systems.
'My gang is bigger than their gang': Garda Commissioner delivers warning to organised crime
Drew Harris spoke to reporters as he arrived at the Garda Representative Association (GRA) annual conference in Westport this morning.
Gardaí to investigate allegation that GSOC officer attended Hutch party last week
The matter is now being considered by Gardaí.
Calls for external investigation after GSOC officer allegedly attended Gerard Hutch party
Justice Minister Simon Harris said yesterday that it is a “serious matter which needs to be investigated”.
GSOC officer resigns over 'potential conflict of interest' after allegedly attending Gerard Hutch party
GSOC said it immediately commenced an internal investigation into the issue this week.
Irish government needs to tighten up employment of special advisors, European body says
The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body has released a new report calling for reforms in how top-level roles are filled.
Proposal to block Gsoc searches of Garda stations 'seriously undermines' oversight, agency says
The Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill is expected to become law this year.
Last year
Inquest hears GSOC have compiled draft report on shooting of George Nkencho by Gardaí
GSOC said it was likely that the file would be forwarded to the DPP who will decide if criminal charges should be brought in relation to Mr Nkencho’s death.
New 'landmark' Policing Bill to radically change Irish national security apparatus
Cleared by cabinet this morning the Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill is expected to become law next year.
GSOC investigating Co Monaghan road incident for possible Garda involvement
GSOC received a referral under the Garda Síochána Act, 2005, from a Garda Superintendent in Monaghan.
GSOC investigation into fatal shooting of George Nkencho by gardaí has 'made significant progress'
Nkencho was fatally wounded by members of the Garda Armed Support Unit outside his home in December 2020.
Fresh appeal for witnesses following motorbike crash in Dublin city centre
A Ukrainian woman is in serious condition in hospital following yesterday’s collision.
Sister and brother of man shot dead by gardaí take legal action against the State
George Nkencho died in December 2020.
Garda Commissioner admits officers failed to properly investigate child sex abuse case
Details of a specific complaint about the garda handling of the allegations were revealed in Gsoc’s annual report.
Garda watchdog sees marked increase in complaints in 2021 - but 39% ruled inadmissible
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission annual report showed that last year the body dealt with 2,189 complaints in 2021.
GSOC involved in investigation after man dies in Trim crash
A car collided with a wall on Patrick Street in Trim at around 1.55am.
GSOC asks for the public's help with investigation into Dublin crash
The traffic collision happened at the junction at Dunsink Lane in the Ashtown area.
Garda Ombudsman appeals for witnesses following death in garda custody
The man in his 40s had been arrested for a public order offence.
All time
First anniversary of George Nkencho death marked with a candlelit walk
Nkencho died outside his Dublin home after being shot multiple times by members of the gardaí.
'Dublin Declaration' calls for new legislation to help whistleblowers
GSOC had hosted a two day conference in Dublin on whistleblowing in the EU.
GSOC: Government must give greater protections to Irish whistleblowers
GSOC is to host a two day virtual conference on European whistleblowers.
The Minister for Justice has sought to quell opposition to proposed powers for garda watchdog
The new Bill has already drawn criticism from Commissioner Drew Harris who declared some of it unconstitutional.
GSOC launches investigation into ‘certain aspects’ of arrest of 14-year-old boy by Gardaí
Footage of the incident has been shared on social media.