Claim Garda Ombudsman Offices Bugged


The Garda Ombudsman Commission is refusing to comment on reports that its offices had been bugged.

According to a report in today’s Sunday Times, the watchdog’s phone and internet were compromised in a highly sophisticated hacking operation.

The report claims the surveillance operation used what’s being described as “government-level technology” to eavesdrop on the Dublin headquarters of the Garda Ombudsman.

It’s understood a phone in a meeting room had been rigged to eavesdrop on confidential conversations and the wi-fi network at the Garda Ombudsman office had also been hacked – allowing emails and confidential material to be intercepted.

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