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Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committee Meetings (16 Oct 2018)

Brendan Howlin: ...na. I agree with this view. Has the Taoiseach or the Government taken a view on the recommendations of the oversight board of An Garda Síochána, the new independent complaints body that would supersede GSOC, and the new body to replace the Policing Authority and the Garda Inspectorate, the policing and community safety commission? At the heart of all of the issues of policing...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Ministerial Meetings (9 Oct 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...of such proceedings. If someone is not satisfied with the manner in which their complaints have been handled by An Garda Síochána, then it is open to them to contact the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Office (GSOC). GSOC, as you are no doubt aware, is the independent body charged with receiving complaints from the public concerning members of An Garda Síochána....

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Oversight (9 Oct 2018)

Charles Flanagan: As I advised the Deputy in response to question 397 on 7 September 2018, issues relating to the formal sharing of information between An Garda Síochána and the GSOC for investigative purposes are of an operational nature and, as such, I have no role in this process. Section 67 of the Garda Síochána Act states that the Ombudsman Commission shall be independent in the...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations (2 Oct 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Clare Daly: 275. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the GSOC investigation into a matter (detail supplied) and in view of the fact that the former acting Garda Commissioner failed to respond to a request from the chairperson of GSOC, to issue the family with an apology. [39729/18]

Ceisteanna (Atógáíl) - Questions (Resumed): Cabinet Committee Meetings (26 Sep 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Micheál Martin: ..., for instance, every time an incident happens. I do not like the look of that. That is not where an authority should be. I would look at the minority view in the report and accept there is a debate to be had on that. GSOC has not worked out. There are gardaí investigating gardaí. There are two many minor issues getting in GSOC. Gardaí are being sent to investigate...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Garda Operations (19 Sep 2018)

Mick Wallace: ...know who took these decisions and whether anyone will be held responsible for them. I know the Commissioner is having his own investigation into the matter. I know the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, cannot carry out a section 102 investigation without the Commissioner or the Minister authorising it, just as GSOC was not allowed to investigate the Corrib gas...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Operations (19 Sep 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Clare Daly: 80. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will request GSOC to undertake an investigation of the activity of gardaí during an eviction at a location (details supplied) on 11 September 2018. [37983/18]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations (7 Sep 2018)

Charles Flanagan: As the Deputy will be aware, issues relating to the formal sharing of information between An Garda Síochána and the GSOC for investigative purposes are of an operational nature and, as such, the Minister has no role in this process. Pursuant to the Garda Síochána Act 2005, An Garda Síochána and GSOC have developed an extensive protocol which governs the...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Investigations (12 Jul 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...also be aware if someone is not satisfied with the manner in which their complaints have been handled by An Garda Síochána, then it is open to them to contact the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Office (GSOC). GSOC is the independent body charged with receiving complaints from the public concerning members of An Garda Síochána.  Contact can...

Questions on Promised Legislation (11 Jul 2018)

Eugene Murphy: Earlier this week, GSOC issued a scathing report into the deficiencies in the investigation of the death of Fr. Niall Molloy, which occurred in 1985. In 2015, the Fine Gael-Labour Party Government backed the DPP decision not to have a new inquiry into his death. Some 33 years on, his family and many people in County Roscommon are not happy. The programme for Government talks about a fair...

Seanad: Order of Business (10 Jul 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Robbie Gallagher: ...three children, their wider family circle and his Garda colleagues and community in that particular region. The report raised serious issues about the way the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, goes about its business. The report highlighted shortcomings in how GSOC went about its work. Mr. Justice Clarke stated there can be no doubt but that he "was both an outstanding...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Departmental Staff Recruitment (10 Jul 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...and offices under its aegis in 2017 and to date in 2018. 2017 2018 Department of Justice & Equality 93 32 Garda Civilian 74 17 Courts Service 74 38 IPS 41 0 Legal Aid Board 5 2 GSOC 7 6 IHREC 1 0 Policing Authority 2 1 Appointments to the rank of Sergeant and Inspector are a matter for the Commissioner under section 14 of Garda Síochána Act 2005. Promotions...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Protected Disclosures Data (5 Jul 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...members of the Garda Síochána. Under the Act, members of the Garda Síochána may communicate their concerns to the Garda Commissioner, as their employer if they so choose, or they may make a disclosure to GSOC, which is a statutorily independent body, for investigation.  Additionally, the legislation allows that an individual employed by a public body may also...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Data (5 Jul 2018) See 3 other results from this answer

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: 140. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of judicial reviews GSOC has been subject to in each year since 2012; the number settled; the number in which GSOC has been successful; and the number of judicial reviews that had a finding against GSOC. [29866/18]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (5 Jul 2018) See 3 other results from this answer

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: 143. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 147 of 10 May 2018, if the strategic information request received by GSOC relating to the incident outlined that there had been a single discharge of a firearm or if there had been more than one discharge. [29869/18]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Legal Services Regulatory Authority: Discussion (4 Jul 2018) See 5 other results from this debate

Jim O'Callaghan: ...to whom the appropriate complaint should be made. There is a bit of an awareness that if one has a complaint about An Garda Síochána, one directs it to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC. I am conscious, however, that it has been in place for a long time. While I do not suggest the authority needs to have an enormous advertising campaign, has it plans to...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Investigations (3 Jul 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Bríd Smith: ...ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a public apology on behalf of the State will be issued to the family of a person (details supplied) in view of failures identified in the GSOC report on the person's death; if he will request the Garda Commissioner to do same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28983/18]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Ministerial Meetings (28 Jun 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...conducted or, indeed, on the outcome of such proceedings. If someone is not satisfied with the manner in which their complaints have been handled by An Garda Síochána, then it is open to them to contact the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Office (GSOC).  GSOC, as you are no doubt aware, is the independent body charged with receiving complaints from the...

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