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#Brian Purcell

# brian-purcell - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Enda Kenny facing motion of no confidence (and his AG could be in trouble too)

Micheál Martin earlier accused the Taoiseach of being “shifty and underhand” while Gerry Adams said Kenny should resign.

Don't believe the spin, the Fennelly report is a big problem for Enda Kenny

Analysis: Government efforts to portray the report as clearing Enda Kenny may not work.

# brian-purcell - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

We still don't know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked... One Year On This post contains videos

We still don't know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked...

Analysis: The departure of the Garda Commissioner remains shrouded in controversy.

# brian-purcell - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?

The post of secretary general in Frances Fitzgerald’s department is being readvertised.

# brian-purcell - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a miscarriage of justice, live-tweets from Gaza, and dating site experiments.

'The public will have a problem with Brian Purcell keeping his €200,000 salary'

Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald and Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams have been speaking about yesterday’s damning report.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

# brian-purcell - Monday 28 July, 2014

Secrecy has become part of Justice Dept's DNA, damning report concludes

The report, initiated in the wake of the Guerin findings, found there was a “closed, secretive” culture in the Department.

Could Justice be split in two? The people who wrote today's damning report reckon so...

It’s recommended Frances Fitzgerald’s Department could be split into two portfolios, one for ‘Justice’ and one for ‘Home Affairs’.

After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald now needs a new secretary general

The Justice Minister has accepted a request from Brian Purcell to be reassigned in the wake of a damning report.

80 days in and we still don't know if Frances Fitzgerald has confidence in her top civil servant

The Minister for Justice is expected to publish a report into the running of her department very shortly.

# brian-purcell - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

"You've some neck" - Martin calls for Kenny to admit he 'fired' Callinan

The Fianna Fáil leader said it was “very serious” that junior minister Alex White agreed that the Taoiseach forced the former Garda Commissioner to quit.

# brian-purcell - Monday 9 June, 2014

White: The sooner we know what happened with Callinan's resignation, the better

White was speaking at the Labour leadership hustings in Dublin this evening.

# brian-purcell - Friday 6 June, 2014

Alex White thinks Enda Kenny fired the Garda Commissioner... maybe

The junior health minister reportedly told Labour members the Taoiseach acted “without as much as a phone call” to Eamon Gilmore.

# brian-purcell - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

'I don't have the authority to sack anybody': Taoiseach asked what Purcell told Callinan

Kenny said there was nothing “mysterious” about the matter.

Top Justice official for Guerin grilling today, Commissioner also facing TDs' questions

The election over, TDs and senators were back at work yesterday. Today, the much-anticipated committee appearance of Brian Purcell will provide the main focus in Leinster House.

# brian-purcell - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Taoiseach won't say yet what he told Secretary General to tell Callinan

If he is called before the Commission of Investigation into the GardaGate scandal, he will “respond fully” on the issue.

# brian-purcell - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Mary Lou's 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate - for his own sake

Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.

# brian-purcell - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Justice Committee to Secretary General: We will ask you about Guerin Report

Brian Purcell will appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee the week after next.

# brian-purcell - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald still can't say if she has confidence in her most senior civil servant

The Justice Minister will await the outcome of an independent review into her new department before deciding on Brian Purcell who today said he will answer questions about the findings of the Guerin report before TDs and Senators.

Findings of Guerin report to dominate this morning's Cabinet meeting

Meanwhile, Secretary General at the Department of Justice has been invited before an Oireacthas committee to discuss the findings.

# brian-purcell - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet

However, the panel of TDs and senators is seeking to have an examination of the timeline of events included in the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation.

# brian-purcell - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important

The fact that calls were taped in garda stations since the 1980s wasn’t widely discussed by officials after the letter arrived “and certainly not in any red flag manner”.

9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight's no confidence motion

Fianna Fáil will be piling the pressure on the Justice Minister tonight as it tables a motion of no confidence. Here are the questions they and others will want answered.

# brian-purcell - Friday 28 March, 2014

The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign Gardagate This post contains videos

The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign

Martin Callinan ‘made his own decision’, Enda Kenny has said. Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is tabling a motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter next week.

# brian-purcell - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals

Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.