Other reports


Observations on Heads 5 and 6 of the Scheme of the PSCS Bill

GSOC's observations on the proposed provisions for the future operation and functions of a reformed policing Ombudsman, as contained in Heads 5 and 6 of the General Scheme of the Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill. Published 4 December 2021.

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GSOC Observations PSCS Bill 041221

1.09 MB 4 Dec 2021

GSOC Submission on Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2021

GSOC's submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2021. Submitted July 2021.

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GSOC Submission to Joint Committee FPERT on Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill

GSOC submission to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach on pre legislative scrutiny of the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill

44.54 KB 17 Dec 2021

GSOC submission to the C.F.P.I.

The detailed submission draws on GSOC’s experience of the garda oversight environment over the past decade to address the Commission on the Future of Policing’s specific terms of reference. It also sets out changes which GSOC believes are necessary to improve public confidence in police oversight.

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GSOC Submission to the Commission on the Future of Policing In Ireland 17012018

1.02 MB 5 Feb 2018

GSOC proposal on Legislative Change

In a detailed submission to the Department of Justice and Equality, GSOC has set out proposals for legislative change, recommending a new stand-alone piece of legislation rather than amendments to current legislation.

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GSOC Proposal for Legislative Change Dec 2017

GSOC Proposal for Legislative Change Dec 2017
1.58 MB 19 Jan 2018

Investigation by Mark Connaughton SC

September 2014.
Report by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission following fact-finding investigation into possible disclosure of confidential information. This report gives detail from the fact-finding investigation by Mark Connaughton SC into the possible disclosure of confidential information, following the appearance of an article in The Sunday Times in February 2013.

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Connaughton Investigation

Report by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission following its fact-finding investigation into possible disclosure of confidential information.
642.23 KB 24 Sep 2014

Informant-handling procedures within the Garda Síochána

May 2013.
Special Report to the Minister for Justice and Equality, in relation to informant-handling procedures within the Garda Síochána. As part of an investigation concluded in December 2012, matters relating to the implementation and operation of informant-handling procedures by the Garda Síochána came to the notice of GSOC, the gravity of which the Ombudsman Commission believed merited sending a Special Report, under section 80(5) of the 2005 Act, to the Minister.

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Report Section 80

888.98 KB 9 May 2013