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Our function is to deal with matters involving possible misconduct by members of the Garda Síochána, in an efficient, effective and fair manner.

GSOC welcomes appointment of Judge Rory MacCabe as new Chair

GSOC welcomes appointment of Judge Rory MacCabe as new Chair

GSOC Publishes Observations on Draft Police Reform Legislation

Policing watchdog broadly welcomes proposals for expansion and restructuring of its investigatory powers under the draft Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill; stresses importance of independence, adequate resourcing and Garda cooperation.

GSOC marks new EU Whistleblowing Directive with publication of ‘Dublin Declaration’

GSOC, and sister agencies in the ‘Network of European Integrity and Whistleblowing Authorities’ (NEIWA) call on member states to transpose the EU Whistleblowing Directive – which comes into force today – into domestic law as soon as possible. To date, only three states have enacted the required domestic legislation. The Irish legislation, The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2021, is expected to be enacted in Quarter 1 of 2022.

Update regarding impact of Garda Superintendent pay dispute

Update regarding impact of Garda Superintendent pay dispute

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About the Garda Ombudsman

We are an independent statutory body. Together with the Policing Authority and Garda Inspectorate, we provide oversight of policing in Ireland.

GSOC welcomes appointment of Judge Rory MacCabe as new Chair

GSOC welcomes appointment of Judge Rory MacCabe as new Chair

GSOC Publishes Observations on Draft Police Reform Legislation

Policing watchdog broadly welcomes proposals for expansion and restructuring of its investigatory powers under the draft Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill; stresses importance of independence, adequate resourcing and Garda cooperation.

GSOC marks new EU Whistleblowing Directive with publication of ‘Dublin Declaration’

GSOC, and sister agencies in the ‘Network of European Integrity and Whistleblowing Authorities’ (NEIWA) call on member states to transpose the EU Whistleblowing Directive – which comes into force today – into domestic law as soon as possible. To date, only three states have enacted the required domestic legislation. The Irish legislation, The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2021, is expected to be enacted in Quarter 1 of 2022.

Update regarding impact of Garda Superintendent pay dispute

Update regarding impact of Garda Superintendent pay dispute

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