Garda Sochna (Police) Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) Discrimination Cases




The Garda Sochna Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is an independent police complaints body established by the Garda Sochna Act 2005. It became operational in May 2007. It is responsible for receiving and dealing with complaints made by members of the public concerning the conduct of members of the Garda Sochna (Irish Police). GSOC also has a role in making recommendations about how policing is conducted with a view to preventing further complaints arising in particular areas.


No. of complaints alleging discrimination on the grounds of race :


Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Count 38 26 25 23 25 30






Complaints against members of the Garda Sochna (Police) can be made to GSOC directly or at any garda station.
Contact Details for GSOC are:-

Garda Sochna Ombudsman Commission
150 Upper Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

Tel: 1890 600 800. Further information about GSOC can be found on the following website www.gardaombudsman.ie.















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