What is GSOC?
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.
View details of the Garda Ombudsman's operations.
Access to documents from the O'Higgins Commission has been granted following a High Court order
Appointments to the Commission of GSOC recommended by Oireachtas
Status of investigation requested by Minister for Justice and Equality into matters arising from O’Higgins Commission
Report following investigation into the Death of Anthony Ward, following Garda contact, has been published
Opening statement and Submission by Justice Ring to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality
Investigation into complaints of neglect of duty in the investigation of alleged child sexual assault recommends no individual breaches of discipline, but finds serious system failure.
Justice Ring chairs a panel discussion at State Accountability for Vulnerability Conference at DCU.
GSOC publishes its Annual Report and Tuarascáil Blianthúil 2015
Report by Justice Frank Clarke has been received and will be considered carefully by Ombudsman Commission with a view to taking any appropriate action
Statement on references to GSOC in the O'Higgins Commission Report.
For the latest news, press releases and witness appeals please visit the mediaroom.
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.
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.
Read the report on the most recent public interest investigation undertaken by GSOC, into an incident on Henry St., Dublin in March 2015.