Significant changes were recently announced for the Public Spending Code. And more changes are on the way. Minister Pascal Donohue shared this information in a recent Press Release. More detailed information appeared on an official circular from his department. That department has now been given the enhanced title of the […]
What is a Data Subject Access Request
A Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) is a request made by an individual, known as the data subject, to an organisation or data controller to obtain information about what personal data the organization holds about them. This request is made under data protection laws […]
Making public policy has never been easy. And it is getting more difficult. The amount of information to be considered by policy makers can be overwhelming. and ever more complex. Moreover, policy makers are often being pushed to produce ‘early policies’, after being bombarded by unfounded ‘facts’. There is no […]
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform regularly updates the Public Spending Code to ensure that it continues to reflect current best practice in project appraisal and evaluation. On 19 January 2023, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Pascal Donoghue gave the most recent update on the Code, in […]
Niamh Bhreathnach recounts the decision-making process that led to the end of university fees during her tenure as Minister for Education in the 1990s
Why the abolition of fees?
A commitment in the Fianna Fail and Labour Party Programme for a Partnership Government, published in 1993, promised […]
A Uachtaráin, fearaim fáilte romhat.
Fr O’Connor and Fr Conway, thank you for today’s celebration.
I welcome our family, our friends, the many colleagues from across the political spectrum
and those participating today online
Niamh and I were married here in this very church over 53 years ago. We […]
The importance of Neurodiversity.
Neurodiversity is an important topic in every workplace and equality, diversity and inclusion aren’t going anywhere. In this issue, we talk to our Education and Training Contract Manager, Neil Vago, about his experience as a neurodiverse leader in the workplace.
How does your dyslexia affect the way you […]
Taxpayers like to know where their money is spent. Most importantly they want to know if their money is being spent well. Although there are no simple ways of providing all-embracing answers to these questions, the Government uses several different techniques to examine public expenditure. They include Value for Money […]
Ahead of PAI’s Annual Public Procurement Conference 2022, Speaker and Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Member, Úna Butler gives some background reading to her presentation “Combatting bid-rigging in public procurement”:
Competition and public procurement fit hand in glove. Both look for innovative solutions and value for money that lead to […]
A recent history of the Department of Finance – ‘The Irish Department of Finance, 1959-99’ – charting the ups and downs of the Irish economy over a period of four decades was written by Dr Ciarán Casey, economic historian. The Department has been at the centre of the public governance […]