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Back Room: With the public service, it's invariably the system's fault

Last week, the “Report of the Independent Review Group on the Department of Justice and Equality” prompted the resignation of that department’s secretary general, Brian Purcell.

3rd August, 2014

Last week, the “Report of the Independent Review Group on the Department of Justice and Equality” prompted the resignation of that department’s secretary general, Brian Purcell.

The report was the product of a review group whose members constituted a veritable Noah’s Ark of public sector institutional interests.

The members were Kevin Toland, chief executive of the Dublin Airport Authority, David Byrne SC, former attorney general and EU Commissioner, Pat...

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