Public Affairs Ireland (PAI) was established in 2002. Since then, we have been a leading figure in Training and Development of the public sector. We also offer bespoke training programmes. To create a fit for purpose programme, we consult with individual organisations, assess their needs, and create a made-to-measure training plan. Our wealth of information is shared through our weekly updates and our blog, which features article contributions by many of the country’s leading figures in their sector. Every year, PAI also organises and hosts national conferences.

A large part of what PAI does is bring people together. At our training events and conferences, whether face-to-face or online, time is always allowed to let our attendees network and to discuss the information they are learning.

Our mission is to foster, encourage and meet the need for a culture of continuous or lifelong learning in the public service in Ireland. PAI works with a public interest philosophy. We understand the constant pressure on public servants to achieve value for money and to become ever-more productive, efficient, and effective in their work. It is our aim to inspire and promote excellence across our customer-base. Transforming public services is an ongoing exercise, which will yield results if accompanied by appropriate and targeted training and other support services.

Our Head Office

Public Affairs Ireland operates from The Steelworks, Foley Street, Dublin 1. The Steelworks is an impressive five storey building overlooking private landscaped development and with stunning views of the city.

The Steelworks complex is located in the city centre between Talbot St and Amiens St in the IFSC vicinity. The campus is approximately 600 metres from the main shopping area of Henry St & O’Connell St and is superbly served for transport with easy access to trains, Luas tramline and city and regional bus terminals.

Facilities include 40 classrooms, floor to ceiling window atrium, roof top restaurant and outdoor terrace, a library and computer facilities.

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