30 Jan, 2023

The importance of Neurodiversity.

2023-01-31T14:14:27+00:00January 30th, 2023|Blog, EDI, News|Comments Off on The importance of Neurodiversity.

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 […]

30 Jan, 2023

Is there a need for Public Spending Reviews?

2023-01-30T12:35:09+00:00January 30th, 2023|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on Is there a need for Public Spending Reviews?

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 […]

2 Nov, 2022

CCPC: Combatting bid-rigging in public procurement

2022-11-02T09:15:19+00:00November 2nd, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on CCPC: Combatting bid-rigging in public procurement

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 […]

17 Oct, 2022

Blog: The Irish Department of Finance and Economic & Social Development, 1959-99

2022-10-17T15:20:41+01:00October 17th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on Blog: The Irish Department of Finance and Economic & Social Development, 1959-99

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 […]

30 Sep, 2022

OECD suggests Ireland should establish an Oversight Body to monitor Regulatory Performance

2023-01-30T13:31:06+00:00September 30th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on OECD suggests Ireland should establish an Oversight Body to monitor Regulatory Performance

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the crucial role that regulation plays in managing the economy and society. In its latest report, the OECD discusses how regulatory practices can be further improved having learned from the experience of the past two years. The report is entitled 2021 Regulatory Policy Outlook and can be accessed […]

6 Sep, 2022

Blog: Tom Ferris on Climate Action Plan and the Commercial Semi-State Sector

2022-09-06T12:48:22+01:00September 6th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on Blog: Tom Ferris on Climate Action Plan and the Commercial Semi-State Sector

The Climate Action Plan 2021, published in November 2021, has set a target of a 51% reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and a target of net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. Every economic sector is expected to make its contribution. The commercial semi-State sector is […]

1 Sep, 2022

Blog: The Benefits of E-Learning for the Public Sector

2022-09-01T11:35:42+01:00September 1st, 2022|Blog, News|Comments Off on Blog: The Benefits of E-Learning for the Public Sector

This new series consists of pre-recorded 50 – 60 minute training programmes delivered by one of our expert and industry experienced trainers and will be delivered in video, audio format and text to support our learners.

Following the lecture, and to map learning objectives to learning outcomes, students are […]

10 Aug, 2022

Blog: Tom Ferris on Climate Change and Environmental Impact Assessments

2022-08-10T15:56:12+01:00August 10th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on Blog: Tom Ferris on Climate Change and Environmental Impact Assessments

The current EU Directive for Environmental Impact Assessments contains specific references to mitigating the impact of climate change. It now requires EIAs to include a description of the significant effects of projects on the environment resulting from, inter alia – “the impact of the project on climate (for example the […]

11 Jul, 2022

EU and OECD push for Better Regulation Practices across the European Union

2022-07-11T12:06:27+01:00July 11th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on EU and OECD push for Better Regulation Practices across the European Union

To assess regulatory governance, the OECD and the EU joined force to publish a report last month entitled Better Regulation Practices across the European Union 2022. The report argues that by ensuring integrated approaches to the design, delivery, and review of regulations, all EU Member States can achieve a seamless […]

6 Jul, 2022

We’re Hiring: Education & Training Administrator

2022-07-06T12:21:39+01:00July 6th, 2022|Blog, News|Comments Off on We’re Hiring: Education & Training Administrator

Since 2002, Public Affairs Ireland has been offering specialist bespoke training events – conferences, seminars, in-house training and accredited programmes – to professionals across the public sector. PAI is now seeking to recruit two Education and Training Administrators to join our expanding team, based in our centrally located office in Dublin 2.

The […]

Title