Sunday 30 April 2017

The Yates anthology: Song remains the same at Justice Department

'Jurgen Klopp’s flops were exposed – trophyless, and now eighth in the Premier League. Hype’s no substitute for quality.' Photo: REUTERS
'Jurgen Klopp’s flops were exposed – trophyless, and now eighth in the Premier League. Hype’s no substitute for quality.' Photo: REUTERS
Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

It was a disastrous week if you were one of those expecting that radical change would occur in the wake of the events of 2014, when we saw a Justice Minister, a Garda Commissioner, and secretary general all depart prematurely.

Tinkering about within existing structures just doesn't work. Opting for a replacement from within the force for Martin Callinan, in the person of Nóirín O'Sullivan, and the failure to recruit a successor for Brian Purcell as department chief has meant that the prevailing culture remains the same.

It may sound like heresy, but nonetheless it needs to be said that retired judges who head up commissions of inquiry are not completley infallible.

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