On Wednesday, the Gardai posted a tweet that was widely criticised.
The tweet read: “This is an ongoing investigation and we will be pursuing every possible avenue to get to the bottom of this.”
It came after a garda’s Twitter account was suspended in February for an alleged tweet that criticised the death of former president Michael D Higgins.
The commissioner has since apologised for the tweet, saying he had not meant to make any “unnecessary, inflammatory or abusive” comments.
But a number of other tweets, including a post that referred to the Irish flag and the words “Irish people” and “a good old Ireland”, were widely condemned by social media users and the Gardas Ombudsman.
A statement from the Gardais Ombudsman said: “Gardaí are committed to the highest standards of integrity and to ensuring the highest possible standards of accountability are met, including the removal of posts that breach the Code of Conduct and the Community Standards.”
The commissioner’s statement said he would not be commenting further.
A Garda spokesperson said: “”This is a very difficult and challenging time for us all.
Our focus is on the victims and the families of those who have died in recent days.
“We will continue to monitor this situation closely, in particular those individuals that have expressed an interest in reporting a Garda offence or have concerns about an alleged Garda misconduct. “
“In this challenging time, we will always support the Gardaic officers who have made the most of their opportunity and their professionalism to protect the public and their own safety.””
In this challenging time, we will always support the Gardaic officers who have made the most of their opportunity and their professionalism to protect the public and their own safety.”