Reports claim Govt set to clear out Justice Department

Brian Purcell.

There is speculation over the futures of a number of figures in the justice system this morning as the fallout from the Guerin Report continues.

It comes amid reports that the Government is poised to begin a major clear-out of the Department of Justice for its failure to properly investigate allegations of Garda misconduct.

The head of the Garda Ombudsman's position is under scrutiny over delays in passing on material to the Guerin investigation, while the Department's own Secretary General is under increasing pressure.

The Irish Examiner's Special Correspondent Mick Clifford says Brian Purcell's future could be made clear in the coming days, but it could be "in some jeopardy".

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