Notification of Discharge of Garda Firearm – Cork

6 Jul 2020

Notification of discharge of Garda firearm - Cork

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) received a notification in the early hours of Saturday morning, 4th July 2020 from the Garda Síochána following the discharge of garda firearms in Cork.

GSOC have examined the circumstances surrounding this notification and determined that an investigation under Section 102(4) of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005  in public interest is not neccessary.


Section 102(4) of the Act provides that:

“The Ombudsman Commission may, if it appears to it desirable in the public interest to do so and without receiving a complaint, investigate any matter that appears to it to indicate that a member of the Garda Síochána may have-

  • commited an offence, or
  • behaved in a manner that would justify disciplinary proceedings.”