GSOC has published its annual reports in respect of internal and external protected disclosures
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.
GSOC is the only state body which has responsibility for receiving protected disclosures from members of another organisation, in this case, the Garda Síochána.
GSOC received 22 such protected disclosures during 2017. Added to the number of open cases on hand, GSOC has 25 protected disclosures undergoing examination or investigation.
There were no internal protected disclosures within GSOC for 2017.