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GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner
The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.
# no independence
Retired judge says victims are being 'further victimised' by 'guards investigating guards’
Gillian Hussey is a director of the National Crime Victims Helpline.
# Pulse
Garda Ombusdman now has direct access to Garda PULSE system
Previously, GSOC only had access to the investigations database under Garda supervision.
# Collision
The BMW that rammed Garda car was spotted all over Ireland - did you see it?
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
# gsoc
Gardaí injured after patrol car 'rammed' in Portlaoise, four men arrested
GSOC have been informed and are sending a team of investigators to the scene.
# internal affairs
More than 1,100 public complaints filed against gardaí last year
Today’s annual report also reveals information on disciplinary action and deaths in custody.
Opinion: What does it actually take to establish an 'independent' policing authority?
The Justice Minister has spoken out about the need for an Independent Garda Authority – but what will it take to achieve that?
# let us know
'How much do you trust An Garda Síochána?' - Gardaí to start polling the public again
The first “Public Attitudes Survey” in six years comes after months of scandal and controversy.
# Mayo
GSOC finds "no evidence" of booze deliveries for gardaí at Shell project
It was alleged last year that a company contracted by Shell supplied alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station.
# Prime Numbers
Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?
# Who Watches The Watchmen
Who makes complaints about gardaí and why?
In Dublin, it is the South region that complains the most.
# Goin Nowhere
GSOC commissioners reject call for their resignation
Simon O’Brien says he feels he and the two other commissioners are “discharging an important function”.
# Who polices the police
GSOC received 2,027 complaints last year
The Garda watchdog also opened three investigations itself.
# New powers
GSOC will be allowed to investigate the Garda Commissioner under new reforms
The government has announced a series of reforms to strengthen the Garda Ombudsman.
# three become one
Scrap 3-person GSOC, set-up whistleblower 'hotline': Here's what needs to change, Minister told
Gardaí should be banned from serving on GSOC, and a Northern Ireland-style Criminal Justice Inspectorate should be set up, according to a report handed to Frances Fitzgerald…
# gsoc
Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint
Pádraig Mac Loclainn said that GSOC had to delay investigating a complaint made by the family of Seamus Doherty due to a lack of cooperation from gardaí in Donegal.
# Guerin Report
Shatter: 'I was secretly put on trial, and wasn't given a chance to defend myself'
The former Minister for Justice has blasted the Guerin report for ‘completely failing to follow fair procedure’.
# It Wasn't Me
'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment
John O’Brien, the former head of the Garda Traffic Corps, told the PAC that GSOC failed to act on foot of a report he carried out on the penalty points system in 2008.
# Oireachtas agenda
PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today
What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?
# Penalty Points
I wouldn't have treated whistleblowers that way --- Garda Inspectorate Chief
Robert Olson is highlighting wider problems in the force, saying this morning that “culture is something you don’t change with a couple of policies and it’s fixed next week”.
# there are loads
From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?
And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.
# Gardagate
Calls for public inquiry into the policing of Corrib gas project
The group said there is no faith in GSOC as it currently exists.
# cooke report
Verrimus "reassured" by judge's recommendations in GSOC 'bugging' report:
The company said that it was never part of its remit to uncover the source of any possible surveillance threat.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about the Aer Lingus strikes, GSOC bugging and Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.
# cooke report
Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about the GSOC 'bugging' report
The former Minister for Justice said that retired Judge Cooke’s dealing with the matters in the report was in the public interest.
# who said what
We'll have to "wait and see" who leaked GSOC 'bugging' information - Fitzgerald
The justice minister said that at least seven people had access to the information that was leaked to the media.
GSOC welcomes Cooke report, Gardaí say they're reviewing it
An Garda Síochána acknowledged that their working relationship with GSOC needs to be more constructive.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.
# cooke report
Cooke Report: There is no evidence that GSOC was bugged by gardaí
The government has published retired High Court Judge John Cooke’s report into the claims of surveillance at the Ombudsman’s office.
# cooke report
This is what Cooke found out about those three anomalies at GSOC
Were the Ombudsman’s offices bugged or not?
Fitzgerald has confidence in GSOC, says Cooke report is 'food for thought' for Shatter's critics
The Minister for Justice was speaking after the publication of the report into allegations that the offices of the Garda Ombudsman were bugged.
Cooke report into 'bugging' of GSOC headquarters to be published tonight
It is unknown when the report in to the bugging of GSOC headquarters will be published.
# Gardagate
GSOC bugging report expected to be discussed by Cabinet tomorrow
The Cooke report was commissioned in February following reports of “unlawful surveillance”.
Taoiseach's office has GSOC bugging report but he hasn't seen it yet
The Taoiseach is not likely to see the report until Monday as he is currently on a trade mission in California.
# Dublin
GSOC investigate fatal road crash after pursuit by gardaí
A woman died and two other passengers were injured in the incident.
# none the wiser
Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan
Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.
# gsoc
Investigation launched after death of young man who was in garda custody
Gardaí arrested the man in Maynooth and have said he was intoxicated.