Brian Purcell

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Not long after her appointment in May, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald committed the Government to implementing a comprehensive programme of change in the department. Photograph: Eric Luke

The clear and decisive findings of the expert report into the Department of Justice have had the immediate result of prompting secretary general Brian(...)

Brian Purcell, the Secretary General at the Department of Justice, has offered to be reassigned to other duties in the public service following the publication today of the review into the department.

Brian Purcell, the secretary general at the Department of Justice, has offered to be reassigned to other duties in the public service following the pu(...)

May 16th, 2013: During a discussion on RTÉ’s Primetime, then Minister for Justice Alan Shatter reveals that independent TD Mick Wallace was stopped fo(...)

2Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald pictured at a press conference today after the publication of the Report of the Independent Review Group on the Department of Justice. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

A review of the Department of Justice has found a “closed, secretive” culture and recommends a “programme for fundamental and sustained organisational(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald:  initiated the report, which also examined department’s fitness for purpose. It was expected to be published this month. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is under renewed pressure to decide on the future of Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell a(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald who said today that  the establishment of the new authority was ‘reforming step’ that she hoped would happen before the end of the year. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said the search for a new Garda Commissioner would stretch beyond Ireland and that the Garda Authority may(...)

Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell.

The judge chairing the inquiry into taped telephone calls at Garda stations should be asked if his work could be prejudiced by the Department of Justi(...)

Minister of State Alex White has said the circumstances in which former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan resigned must not be repeated if he is elected Labour leader. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State Alex White has said the circumstances in which former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan resigned must not be repeated if he is elec(...)

Justice in the dock

Failure to implement Garda Síochána reforms proposed by the Morris Tribunal nearly a decade ago have resulted in administrative dysfunction and contin(...)

Secretary General of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell: appeared before the Oireachtas justice committee yesterday. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The commission of inquiry chaired by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly into the covert recording of phone calls at Garda stations should be allowed do its work(...)

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