Garda watchdog suffered from force's hostility

Ombudsman's report shows that criticism by Garda representatives was reflected in public attitudes to its work, writes John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent.

29th January, 2012
Garda watchdog suffered from force's hostility
Conor Brady, former Garda Síochána Ombudsman.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has said that some rogue police officers are causing the policing watchdog operational headaches. However, a new report produced by the GSOC suggests that it has also suffered from bad relations with the main Garda representative bodies.

When the three Oireachtas-appointed Ombudsmen of the GSOC drew up their statutory five-yearly report and presented it to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter before Christmas, they said that...

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