From the Department of Justice’s own website - August 2014:
“..the (Toland) report finds fault with leadership, management and oversight systems referring particularly to the existence of “a closed secretive and silo driven culture”, “significant leadership and management problems” and “ineffective management processes and structures to provide strong strategic oversight of the key agencies”.
The Report found that the Department had developed a ‘deferential relationship with An Garda Síochána”. In response, the Minister stated that “the planned establishment of a new Independent Policing Authority will assist in providing a valuable additional layer of transparency and public accountability between the Department and Gardai.”
The Report concluded that “the overall Departmental culture has not changed or adapted to the world in which it now operates.”
Minister Fitzgerald stated: “The Department of Justice and Equality must become a 21st century organisation to meet 21st century challenges.”