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#Brian Purcell

# brian-purcell - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Hirings, firings and boardroom rows: The rise and fall of Ireland's version of The Apprentice
# The Tube
# The Tube

Hirings, firings and boardroom rows: The rise and fall of Ireland's version of The Apprentice

Jul 15th 2020, 6:30 PM 17,450 Views 12 Comments

We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.

# brian-purcell - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:30 PM 52,602 Views 212 Comments

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
# Analysis

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

Sep 2nd 2015, 12:55 PM 19,950 Views 124 Comments

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
# One Year On

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

Mar 25th 2015, 8:15 AM 17,621 Views 109 Comments

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?
# Poisoned Chalice
# Poisoned Chalice

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

Oct 29th 2014, 6:27 PM 10,215 Views 28 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 29th 2014, 11:21 PM 18,389 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Reassigned
# Reassigned

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

Jul 29th 2014, 12:30 PM 26,004 Views 107 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Jul 29th 2014, 8:24 AM 8,055 Views 1 Comment

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
# Closed And Secretive
# Closed And Secretive

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

Jul 28th 2014, 10:57 PM 16,631 Views 74 Comments

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...
# Dept Of Home Affairs
# Dept Of Home Affairs

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

Jul 28th 2014, 10:03 PM 8,667 Views 6 Comments

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
# Independent Review
# Independent Review

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

Jul 28th 2014, 5:40 PM 12,529 Views 25 Comments

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
# Brian Purcell
# Brian Purcell

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

Jul 28th 2014, 9:33 AM 5,798 Views 12 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Jun 11th 2014, 12:47 PM 12,328 Views 58 Comments

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
# Answers
# Answers

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

Jun 9th 2014, 7:59 PM 7,319 Views 29 Comments

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
# Lack Of Communication
# Lack Of Communication

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

Jun 6th 2014, 1:52 PM 8,244 Views 22 Comments

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
# None The Wiser
# None The Wiser

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

May 28th 2014, 7:40 PM 9,409 Views 49 Comments

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
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

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

May 28th 2014, 1:14 PM 7,256 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

May 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,919 Views 8 Comments

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
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

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

May 21st 2014, 11:20 PM 12,215 Views 71 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

May 17th 2014, 11:45 AM 19,178 Views 55 Comments

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
# Brian Purcell

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

May 15th 2014, 4:27 PM 5,051 Views 20 Comments

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
# Wait And See
# Wait And See

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

May 13th 2014, 6:20 PM 11,019 Views 44 Comments

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
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

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

May 13th 2014, 7:18 AM 3,563 Views 12 Comments

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
# No Probe
# No Probe

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

Apr 2nd 2014, 6:57 PM 3,667 Views 7 Comments

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
# No Red Flags
# No Red Flags

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

Apr 1st 2014, 11:56 PM 14,210 Views 45 Comments

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
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

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

Apr 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,619 Views 49 Comments

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
# Gardagate

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

Mar 28th 2014, 1:15 PM 7,426 Views 79 Comments

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
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

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

Mar 27th 2014, 1:32 PM 7,328 Views 65 Comments

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