What is GSOC?
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission was set up in 2007 to provide efficient, fair and independent oversight of policing in Ireland.
Its vision is to be a driver of ever-improving police accountability.
Its principal role is to deal with complaints about the conduct of members of the Garda Síochána.
View details of the Garda Ombudsman's operations.
The Minister for Justice announced, on 30 June, the nomination of Judge Mary Ellen Ring as Chairperson of GSOC. She was appointed as a Judge of the High Court by the President on 9 July. Her appointment as Chair was passed by resolutions in Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann on 16 July. She has now received her seal of office from the President and will commence as Chair of GSOC on 21 September.
Significant increase in investigations undertaken by Garda Ombudsman last year -
Annual Report 2014 published
The Minister for Justice announced on 12 June that Justice Frank Clarke will conduct an independent inquiry of a recent GSOC investigation into a fatal RTI. This is allowed for by s.109 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005.
GSOC's first statement re the above matter.
GSOC's second statement re the matter.
For the latest news, press releases and witness appeals please visit the mediaroom.
How to make a complaint
If you are directly affected by what you believe is misbehaviour of a member of the Garda Síochána, you can complain to the Garda Ombudsman.
Find out more about the process.
Read the report on the most recent public interest investigation undertaken by GSOC, into an incident on Henry St., Dublin in March 2015.