08.07.21 – Brid Smith – Dail

I ask the Minister about a review into the workings of GSOC and the limitations in that regard compared to a full investigation in view of recent cases, especially involving the killing of Mr. George Nkencho, but also concerning previous investigations completed that body. I refer to the cases of Mr. Shane O’Farrell and Mr. Terrance Wheelock. Senior officers in GSOC have complained about a lack of staff. A report in The Irish Times yesterday referred to senior Garda officers refusing to carry out investigations on behalf of GSOC as part of an industrial relations action.