Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Committee on Public Petitions

Engagement with the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission

Vice Chairman:

Okay. I will ask about those that were inadmissible. I am also conscious that some of the complaints the commission must receive are malicious and vexatious. That is not to take away from the genuine ones, but what kind of percentage of such complaints is there in the 39% for 2021? Are they categorised at all or are they just cases that are not taken on? We are talking about the actual cases but what about the ones that are also taking up time? They take up the time of the organisation and they could, in theory, have implications for members of the force and other individuals.