Brian Purcell

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Wednesday, April 1st: Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Nial Fennelly is appointed as head of the commission of inquiry by Cabinet. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Monday, March 24th, 2014: Taoiseach Enda Kenny asks secretary general at the Department of Justice Brian Purcell to brief Garda commissioner Martin Ca(...)

 Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. The Fennelly interim report deals with Mr Callinan’s decision to step down in March last year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An interim report by retired Supreme Court judge Nial Fennelly on the resignation of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has been published. Wha(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Fennelly report has found he did not sack former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny did not sack or seek to sack former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, an inquiry has found. The report, which was published on(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he has nothing to fear from the publication of the Fennelly report. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he has nothing to fear from the publication of the Fennelly report. Tánaiste Joan Burton said she expected the report by(...)

 Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan: report reveals significant communication breakdown involving O’Sullivan, as well as other key Garda personnel.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Important information circulating within An Garda Síochána about the extent of the covert system used by the Garda to illegally record calls to statio(...)

Former  Garda commissioner Martin Callinan  (above) resigned last year after being visited at his home by former secretary-general of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A report into the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has been received by the Department of the Taoiseach. The interim inquiry b(...)

The retirement of previous Garda commissioner Martin Callinan in 2014 caused political controversy at the time, and the Opposition accused Taoiseach Enda  Kenny of effectively sacking him. The Taoiseach rejected the allegations.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The report on the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan is likely to be published early next month, possibly as soon as next week. (...)

Brian Purcell, who asked to be moved from the position of secretary general in the Department of Justice in July 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

None of the applicants for the vacant role of secretary general of the Department of Justice qualified for a second interview, it has emerged. Ther(...)

“Ireland cannot hold itself up as a great country to do business as long as a situation where Irish entrepreneurs are effectively forced to sell their businesses before they have realised their true potential is allowed to persist,” Brain Purcell, president of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, said.

“Unfair” tax treatment of Irish entrepreneurs means that they could be better off starting a business in the UK or the US rather than Ireland, accordi(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “There is no law which says you cannot say whether you attended the commission or not”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed there is no legal reason to prevent the Taoiseach saying whether he was recalled to give evidenc(...)

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