Constant Waiting



Secretary General of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell, centre, with former Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, left, and former Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter

Mr Purcell has been invited to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality on Thursday to answer questions in relation to his department’s handling of allegations made by Sgt Maurice McCabe, which prompted the publication of the Guerin Report last week.

It’s being reported that chairman of the committee, Fine Gael TD David Stanton sent a letter of invitation to Mr Purcell last Friday.

RTE reports:

Members want to discuss the fallout from the Guerin Report, administration issues in the department and the resignation of the former garda commissioner Martin Callinan.

[Chairman of the Oireachtas Justice Committee David] Stanton said the committee had not yet received a reply from Mr Purcell.

Frances Fitzgerald to brief Cabinet on Guerin Report (RTE)

Department of Justice chief to be quizzed on Garda misconduct claims (Irish Examiner)

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