Investigation reports


Below are (generally anonymised) reports following GSOC investigations.

GSOC has limited resources for redacting and editing what are often very long and technical investigation reports for publication, so we cannot publish as many of our reports as we would like.

We prioritise the publication of reports on investigations undertaken in the public interest (in line with section 102(4) or 102(5) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005).

We also publish reports on investigations following referrals from the Garda Síochána, and sometimes reports on investigations following complaints from individuals, where the Ombudsman Commission deems it to be in the public interest to do so.

Death of Anthony Ward

October 2016

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Investigation Report October 2016

Investigation arising into the death of Mr Anthony Ward in January 2015, following Garda contact.
364.97 KB 30 Oct 2016

Complaints about investigation of alleged child sexual assault

September 2016

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Investigation Report September 2016

Investigation arising into complaints of neglect of duty in the investigation of alleged child sexual assault.
513.14 KB 30 Sep 2016

Policing of water protests

July 2016

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Investigation Report July 2016

Investigation arising in relation to the policing of water protests from September 2014 to August 2015.
343.29 KB 9 Jan 2017

Release of information in relation to Clare Daly TD

May 2016

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Investigation Report May 2016

Investigation arising into allegations that information, in relation to the arrest of Deputy Clare Daly TD, was leaked from within the Garda Síochána.
480.39 KB 30 May 2016

Handling of allegations of sexual abuse of children

July 2015

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Investigation Report July 2015

Investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of children, raised in the commission of investigation report into the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne, 2011.
121.66 KB 9 Jan 2017

Arrest of a homeless man on Henry Street, Dublin

May 2015

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Investigation Report May 2015

Investigation arising from a public interest investigation into the arrest of a homeless man on Henry Street, Dublin in March 2015.
310.00 KB 30 May 2015

Provision of evidence in court by certain gardaí

April 2015

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Investigation Report April 2015

Investigation arising following a public interest investigation into the provision of evidence in court by Garda members.
211.05 KB 9 Jan 2017

Allegations of provision of alcohol to certain gardaí

July 2014

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Investigation Report July 2014

Investigation arising relating to allegations of provision of alcohol to certain Gardaí and related issues.
414.74 KB 9 Jan 2017

Policing of USI protest in November 2010

July 2013

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Investigation Report July 2013

Investigation arising relating to the policing of the Union of Students in Ireland Protest March on 3 November 2010.
359.79 KB 30 Jul 2013

Injuries suffered by Anthony Holness during arrest

June 2013

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Investigation Report June 2013

Investigation arising relating to injuries suffered by Anthony Holness on 29 January, 2010, and a related complaint made by Anthony Holness on 8 February, 2010.
139.82 KB 9 Jan 2017

Conduct of gardaí in relation to "Shell to Sea" protestors

April 2012

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Investigation Report April 2012

Investigation arising from receipt of a complaint relating to two female protesters arrested at a "Shell To Sea" demonstration.
51.38 KB 30 Apr 2012

Deaths of Eric Hopkins and Colm Griffin

October 2011

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Investigation Report October 2011

Investigation arising following complaints and an investigation arising from the deaths of Eric Hopkins and Colm Griffin.
94.46 KB 30 Oct 2011

Death of a minor

April 2011

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Investigation Report April 2011

Investigation arising from receipt of a complaint following the death of a minor in 2006.
448.73 KB 14 Apr 2011

Death of Terence Wheelock

March 2010

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Investigation Report March 2010

Investigation arising into the arrest, detention, and death of Mr Terence Wheelock in June 2005.
789.47 KB 30 Mar 2010

Death of Derek O’Toole

October 2008

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Investigation Report October 2008

Investigation arising following the death of Mr. Derek O’Toole on March 4th 2007 and subsequent complaints and investigation.
61.22 KB 30 Oct 2008