The Garda watchdog is being kept in chains

If the government wants Gsoc to do its job, it should give it the resources it needs and untether it from the Department of Justice

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Elaine Byrne

18th February, 2018

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) never became the sort of white knight in shining armour that would sort out decades of whispers about Garda impropriety.

There is only one logical conclusion as to why Gsoc, now over ten years old, has largely failed in its mission. It appears the government deliberately did not want the Garda regulatory body to succeed. The controversies surrounding the homicide figures and Sgt Maurice McCabe’s...

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