11 Jan, 2022

Additional Material on Corporate Governance Code published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in September 2020 and in June 2021 

2022-01-11T12:37:26+00:00January 11th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on Additional Material on Corporate Governance Code published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in September 2020 and in June 2021 

Prelude: This blog provides a background to the upcoming PAI Corporate Governance Course which starts on the 25th January 2022. It is in two parts – Part 1 republishes a blog that I wrote in August 2016 to coincide with the launch of the then updated the Code of Practice for the […]

7 Jan, 2022

New Corporate Governance Code for State Bodies

2022-01-07T09:23:49+00:00January 7th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on New Corporate Governance Code for State Bodies

Prelude: This blog provides a background to the upcoming PAI Corporate Governance Course which starts on the 25th January 2022. It is in two parts – Part 1 republishes a blog that I wrote in August 2016 to coincide with the launch of the then updated the Code of Practice for the […]

4 Nov, 2021

If people are the greatest creators of value in organisations, then good performance management is critical for an organisation’s success (CIPD)

2021-11-04T12:55:16+00:00November 4th, 2021|News|Comments Off on If people are the greatest creators of value in organisations, then good performance management is critical for an organisation’s success (CIPD)

Managing people and performance are two key components of every line manager’s role.  While most public sector organisations have performance management (PM) systems, it is often the case that they become ‘tick box exercises’. From my experience in developing and evaluating PM systems and training people across the public sector, […]

13 Oct, 2021

AOB on EDI? Moving up the Agenda and Prioritising Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

2021-10-13T11:25:23+01:00October 13th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AOB on EDI? Moving up the Agenda and Prioritising Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

If an organisation was a workforce of 100 people that reflected the diversity within Ireland’s working-age population 54 would be men, 46 would be women, 83 would be Irish nationals, 17 would be foreign nationals and 8 would identify with one […]

16 Sep, 2021

Fraud prevention in a Hybrid Working Environment

2021-09-30T17:31:55+01:00September 16th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Fraud prevention in a Hybrid Working Environment

 

Fraud prevention in a Hybrid Working Environment

Covid-19 has resulted in a radical change to most working environments. Due to the pandemic the gradual evolution to how we work, which had been happening, was fast-tracked and many of us found ourselves working remotely […]

9 Sep, 2021

The Corporate Enforcement Authority: new corporate watchdog set to be created within months

2021-09-09T11:55:24+01:00September 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on The Corporate Enforcement Authority: new corporate watchdog set to be created within months

On 3 September 2021, the Government published the long-awaited Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill (the Bill), as had been heralded in recent weeks. When enacted, it will replace the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (the ODCE) and reconstitute it at a new independent, statutory agency, the Corporate Enforcement […]

3 Aug, 2021

Measured appraisal of Northern Ireland Protocol from a UK House of Lords Committee

2021-08-03T15:06:44+01:00August 3rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Measured appraisal of Northern Ireland Protocol from a UK House of Lords Committee

 

A UK House of Lords Sub-committee had recently published, in  92 pages, a measured report on the Northern Ireland Protocol. It highlights the negative impacts of the Protocol on Northern Ireland, but also points to the potential opportunities, in terms of […]