GSOC Publishes Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2020
This is the fifth Protected Disclosures Annual Report from GSOC and it covers the period of 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.
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).
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) received 19 protected disclosures from gardaí in 2020. Combined with the 67 matters on hand from 2019, this brought the total number of cases to 86. Of these 86, 11 were closed in 2020, leaving 75 on hand at the end of 2020.
The figures are contained in GSOC’s 2020 Annual Report on Protected Disclosures which has now been published. The figures refer to protected disclosures made by gardaí to the three Ombudsman Commissioners.