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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...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (19 Jun 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim O'Callaghan: 242. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps taken on foot of receipt of the submission from GSOC in January 2018 calling for legislative overhaul of the body; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26326/18]

Death of Shane O'Farrell: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (14 Jun 2018)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: I move amendment No. 1:To delete all words after "to determine all admissible complaints in a timely and expeditious fashion;" and substitute the following:"— the GSOC report was delivered in a timeframe that was not acceptable, and was ultimately deficient; — this case involved multiple failures on the part of several justice agencies of the State, resulting in Zigimantas...

Seanad: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: Motion (14 Jun 2018) See 3 other results from this debate

Charles Flanagan: I thank the House for facilitating me between items Nos. 3 and 4 on the Order of Business. The appointment of members of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, is governed by the provisions of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, which require the Government to satisfy itself that a person to be nominated for appointment has the appropriate experience, qualifications,...

Seanad: Death of Shane O'Farrell: Statements (14 Jun 2018) See 7 other results from this debate

Charles Flanagan: ...to determine what actions they might take.In 2014, my predecessor, former Minister, Alan Shatter, referred the matter to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. Members of the House will be aware that GSOC has a statutory responsibility to deal with complaints concerning the conduct of members of the Garda Síochána. At the time of the Minister’s referral, GSOC...

Seanad: Business of Seanad (13 Jun 2018)

Jerry Buttimer: I propose that the motion regarding the appointment of a member of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, shall not be taken today. I apologise. I sent an email to group leaders and Whips. There is a ministerial diary clash and the Dáil ran over time. The matter will be taken tomorrow afternoon. The postponement is due to a scheduling conflict with Dáil...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Garda Síochána Oversight and Accountability: Minister for Justice and Equality (13 Jun 2018) See 9 other results from this debate

Clare Daly: ...last night in the debate on the appointment of the new Garda Commissioner. I refer to the Bill we recommended as part of our 2016 report that would give the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC, more powers. Where is the Bill that was promised 18 months ago? The Minister keeps telling us he has been pushing it, but we have not seen it yet. I also refer to the business...

Death of Shane O'Farrell: Motion [Private Members] (12 Jun 2018) See 17 other results from this debate

Jackie Cahill: ...in the manner in which the death of Shane was prosecuted and the State is continuing to fail them in the manner in which their complaints around investigation and prosecution have been handled by GSOC. Shane's death is a personal tragedy for the O'Farrell family and it is also a tragedy in terms of the light it has shone on the dysfunctionality of many elements of our criminal justice...

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