Sunday 28 May 2017

Damning report on Justice unearths a rot that Fitzgerald will find hard to treat

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD speaking to media following the publication of the Report of the Independent Review Group on the Department of Justice and Equality at Government Buildings, Dublin Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD speaking to media following the publication of the Report of the Independent Review Group on the Department of Justice and Equality at Government Buildings, Dublin Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

IT IS hard to know what the most damning finding is against the Department of Justice in the review led by Dublin Airport Authority chief Kevin Toland.

Maybe it is the fact that the review found significant leadership and management problems; ineffective management processes; an insufficiently focused management advisory committee (MAC) – or that its relationships with key agencies tended to be informal, unstructured and mostly unaccountable.

Maybe it is the fact that the department is home to a "closed, secretive and silo-driven culture".

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