An explosive new report published by the Department of Justice is reporting allegations of “inappropriate relationships” between some women prisoners at the Dóchas centre in Dublin “and a small number of male staff”.
The mishandling of emails within the Department of Justice which forced the resignation of former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald last November was “ad hoc” and “unsatisfactory” but not deliberate, a new report has concluded.
A formal investigation has yet to be initiated into a protected disclosure in the Irish Prison Service (IPS) alleging sexual harassment, a payout in compensation, and the deployment of the individual involved in another state agency where he has contact with minors, writes
An independent barrister is likely to be appointed, potentially as soon as this weekend, to oversee an external inquiry into why the Department of Justice failed to hand over key Maurice McCabe email files to the Charleton Tribunal.
Ireland’s forensic science chief has warned the Government that the State faces the risk of “very large expense and untold reputational damage” from the collapse of a court case due to contamination of DNA samples caused by poor laboratory conditions.
When the general secretary of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell asked last week, after the publication of a very critical report on how that department operates, to be relieved of his duties one of the consequences that provoked the greatest response was the fact that even though he was to quit he was still guaranteed a €200,000-plus salary in whatever public sector position he might eventually be offered.