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What is GSOC?

Advice and Service you can trust The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is an independent agency, set up in 2007.

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

The main ways that this may arise are as a result of:

  • a complaint from a member of the public
  • the referral of an incident from the Garda Síochána, or
  • because it for some other reason appears to be in the public interest that a matter be investigated.

Operational figures

Quarterly Operations Statistics

View details of the Garda Ombudsman's operations.

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How to make a complaint

If you are directly affected by what you believe is misbehaviour of a member of the Garda Síochána, you can complain to the Garda Ombudsman.

Find out about the process.

Go directly to the Online Complaint Form OR download a Paper Complaint Form (PDF).


We will soon have information about accessing our services available in more languages. Meanwhile, we make translation and interpreting available to anyone who needs it.

So please feel free to e-mail us in your own language.

Recent publications

Read the report on the public interest investigation undertaken into matters raised by the Commission of Investigation Report into the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne.

Examination of Garda Síochána practice, policy and procedure in relation to remand in custody - S106 report

Annual Report 2014

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2014

Read the report on the most recent public interest investigation undertaken by GSOC, into an incident on Henry St., Dublin in March 2015.

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