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So you might be beginning to wonder if the dice are loaded

You might also end up thinking you'd be mad to take on the gardai and the powers that be

Published 23/02/2014 | 02:30

The Garda Ombudsman Commission office on Dublin's Abbey Street
The Garda Ombudsman Commission office on Dublin's Abbey Street

So, say you had a piece of information that you thought was important. Say it was about the gardai, about malpractice or cover-ups. And say you wanted to bring it to the attention of someone important who could do something about it. Where would you now go with that information?

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Well, you might think that there are many places you would go with that information. You could go to a politician for example. You could go to a member of the Government, or you could go to a member of the Opposition.

If you were a civilian you might think of going to the Garda Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), which is where members of the public can go with complaints about the gardai.

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