GSOC is an independent agency of the Department of Justice and Equality. Much of our administration is done through the Department. For example payroll, expenses, purchase orders, invoice processing and other financial services are processed by the Department of Justice Financial Shared Services Centre.

Payroll and expenses are processed by the central government Payroll Shared Service Centre. Human resources services are provided by Peoplepoint, the Government HR & Pensions Shared Service.

Read GSOC’s accounts for 2015. Previous years are available on request.

GSOC leases an office building on Abbey Street Dublin for its corporate headquarters. The majority of its staff are based here, with less than ten staff in two small regional Investigations team offices in Longford and Cork. We have 13 GSOC vehicles, which are fully owned. The organisation has no ongoing or planned capital projects.

GSOC adheres to public service procurement guidelines and is serviced by the Office of Government Procurement. GSOC currently has no tenders open. A list of current contracts (of over €10k for ICT and over €35k for other contracts) is shown here:

Current Contracts
Contract Type Service Provider Annual Value Award Date Contract Duration Extension Option Extension availed of
Vehicle Maintenance Holden Plant Rentals €36,000 01/01/2016 1 year Awaiting OGP framework
Accountancy Crowleys DFK Ltd €14,000 08/02/2016 2 years 2 extensions of 1 year each N/A
Security Synergy Security Solutions €220,000 01/05/2017 1 years 3 Extensions of 1 year each N/A
Rent Ulysses Properties €1,011,370 01/09/2008 25 years None N/A
Cleaning Accent Solutions €13,772.80 01/07/2017 1 years 3 Extensions of 1 year each N/A
Electricity Supply Energia €60,000 01/06/2017
1 years
OGP contract N/A
Fuel Cards Topaz €36,000 31/01/2017
1 year
None N/A
Mobile Phone Costs Vodafone €16,000 01/02/2016
1 Year
DJE Contract N/A
Software Development E-ICS €129,150.00 01/04/2016
1 Year
None N/A
ICT Equipment EIR €25,000 01/11/2016 3 Years None N/A
ICT Equipment Comsys €17,200 01/04/2016 2 Years None N/A
ICT Equipment IBM €10,887 01/02/2016 1 Year None N/A
ICT Support/ Maintenance Ward Solutions €10,505.14 01/04/2016 1 years None N/A
ICT Support/ Maintenance Virgin Media €20,000 01/02/2016 1 year None N/A

Regulation of Lobbying

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom, about what. The Standards in Public Office Commission has established an online Register at

Section 6(4) of that Act requires each public body to publish a list of Designated Public Officials of the body. The purpose of that list is:

  • to enable members of the public to identify those persons who are Designated Public Officials;
  • as a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a designated public official’s details.

The following post-holder is a Designated Public Official of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, for the purposes specified by the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015:

Anthony Duggan, Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, Director of Administration.

For further information in relation to the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, please contact the Standards in Public Office Commission or look at

Protected Disclosures

Annual Report of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) for 2017 in accordance with section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014

Under section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 each public body is required to publish an annual report outlining the number of protected disclosures received in the preceding year and the action taken (if any). This report must not result in the identification of persons making disclosures.

This is the second annual report of GSOC and it covers the period of 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

There have been no disclosures made to GSOC under section 6 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, i.e. from employees of GSOC, in the period covered by this report.

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