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Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Public Inquiries (15 Jan 2019) See 1 other result from this answer

Niamh Smyth: 466. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the length of time GSOC has taken to investigate complaints regarding the investigation into the death of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1268/19]

Seanad: Order of Business (20 Dec 2018)

Frank Feighan: ...there. Last weekend, hundreds of people marched about that incident between a garda and members of the public. I understand the details are before the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, but I can say that there is huge anger and worry about this incident. I hope that GSOC will deal with it. On Strokestown, there is a protest march again next Sunday and I hope it will...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Protected Disclosures (18 Dec 2018)

Joan Burton: ...That was certainly the position in the case to which reference was made. Has the Taoiseach given consideration to whether one of or both the new oversight body and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, the two bodies that will oversee the Garda, will be the appropriate location for the making of protected disclosures? In an area such as the security services where...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (18 Dec 2018)

Leo Varadkar: ...numbers of gardaí. We are in a good place to bring about Garda reform and improvements in our policing service, particularly community policing. Part of the structural reform put forward is about strengthening GSOC, turning it into an independent police ombudsman with more resources and authority to investigate complaints about gardaí. It involves putting elements of the...

Select Committee on Justice and Equality: Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (12 Dec 2018) See 5 other results from this debate

Charles Flanagan: I intend to introduce an amendment to section 20 of the principal Act on Report Stage with the intention of permitting a designating officer of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, to act in circumstances where the Garda cannot to assist a coroner and to amend the current provision for an inspector of the Garda to request a coroner from an adjoining district to hold an...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland: Discussion (Resumed) (12 Dec 2018) See 5 other results from this debate

Charles Flanagan: ...operate to best effect, which gives food for thought. Second, there are two elements to the commission’s proposals on external independent oversight. It proposes a reformed independent complaints body that would supersede the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, and a new independent oversight body to be named the policing and community safety oversight commission...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Departmental Staff Data (11 Dec 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...Executive Officer 49 100 0.5:1 Executive Officer 80 192 0.4:1 Clerical Officer 95 226 0.4:1 Service Officer 42 10 4.2:1 Ushers/Criers 46 3 15.3:1 Judicial Assistants 39 36 1.1:1 Total 425 677 0.6 GSOC Grade Male Female Ratio Male to female Assistant Secretary 4 0 N/A Principal Officer 1 1 1:1 Assistant Principal Officer 11 7 1.6:1 Higher Executive Officer 27 13 2.1:1...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Nov 2018)

Simon Coveney: The O'Farrell case, which is also absolutely tragic, is the subject of a GSOC investigation. When that report from GSOC is available to the Minister, we will take the appropriate action at that stage. Regarding this tragedy that happened to the Marron family, this case has also been referred to GSOC and, therefore, I am somewhat limited in what I can say but it is important to say that...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Misconduct Allegations (29 Nov 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ..., in early 2017 the Government approved the drafting of the heads of a Bill to address a number of operational issues that had been brought to the attention of my predecessor by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission - GSOC. In May 2017, the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland was established and its remit involved reviewing the police oversight architecture...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Commissions of Inquiry (29 Nov 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Bríd Smith: 15. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will commission a public inquiry into a case (details supplied) in view of the fact that the GSOC report on the tragic case has failed to provide answers to the family or the public that are needed to restore confidence in the state criminal justice system and the rule of law. [49788/18]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Commissions of Inquiry (29 Nov 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...Ombudsman Commission conducted an investigation into certain matters related to the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Shane O'Farrell. This investigation arose out of a series of complaints to GSOC from members of the family of Shane O'Farrell. Certain aspects of the case were also referred to GSOC for investigation by a previous Minister. Both I and the Government have...

Seanad: Commencement Matters (Resumed): Garda Deployment (20 Nov 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Gerald Nash: ...an obligation on Oireachtas Members, to bring that information to either a senior member of An Garda Síochána to have that matter investigated or to take that information to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, to have those matters investigated.

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Public Inquiries (20 Nov 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...Commission conducted an investigation into certain matters related to the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Shane O'Farrell.  This investigation arose out of a series of complaints to GSOC from members of the family of Shane O'Farrell.  Certain aspects of the case were also referred to GSOC for investigation by a previous Minister. The outcome of...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations (20 Nov 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Niamh Smyth: 313. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the length of time GSOC has taken to investigate complaints surrounding the investigation into the death of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48327/18]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Commissions of Inquiry (13 Nov 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...matters related to the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Shane O'Farrell. The purpose of the investigation was to assess whether the conduct of any Garda member would constitute an offence. GSOC’s investigation found that, while no such conduct occurred which would require criminal sanction, certain aspects were identified as requiring further investigation which may...

Third Interim Report of the Disclosures Tribunal: Statements (Resumed) (25 Oct 2018)

Frances Fitzgerald: ...to be investigated fully and impartially, and that is exactly what Mr. Justice Charleton has done. While not all such allegations warrant the establishment of a tribunal of inquiry, we need to accept the established methods of investigation such as GSOC being ably led by Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring, the Policing Authority being led by Josephine Feehily and the various recommendations that...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Future Direction of An Garda Síochána: Garda Commissioner (24 Oct 2018) See 2 other results from this debate

Jack Chambers: ...him. New offices have been proposed, including an independent office of the police commission and a policing and community safety oversight commission. The Policing Authority, the Garda Inspectorate and GSOC are in the mix already and there is also the potential for a new board. Where does the Commissioner see this going? I know that ultimately it is a Government decision as to the...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations (24 Oct 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...conduct which may lead to disciplinary proceedings against one or more Garda members. That investigation is on-going and I do not propose to comment on that matter while the investigation is proceeding. GSOC is independent and it would be entirely inappropriate of me to comment where I have no authority to do so. I have been informed by GSOC that the outcome of that investigation will...

Seanad: Disclosures Tribunal Report: Statements (23 Oct 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...responsibility for governance, oversight and accountability. It also addresses the critical issue of discipline in An Garda Síochána and, similar to Mr. Justice Charleton’s report, recommends a new disciplinary regime. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, would be replaced by a new complaints body that would handle all complaints against An Garda...

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