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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

14 Jun, 2022

Revisiting Policy Making, Legislative drafting and Law Reform.

2022-06-14T10:31:50+01:00June 14th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on Revisiting Policy Making, Legislative drafting and Law Reform.

Edward Donelan’s book should be recommended reading for practitioners and students of regulatory governance – see Box 1. In producing this book, Donelan draws from varied experience as a barrister, a legislative drafter, an OECD advisor and as an independent consultant. There is much one can learn about changes in […]

30 May, 2022

Increasing impact of ESG criteria on Corporate Governance

2022-05-30T14:30:23+01:00May 30th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on Increasing impact of ESG criteria on Corporate Governance

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues are impacting increasingly on corporate governance agendas. The EU has been particularly active in this area. The pressures are not all positive. In recent times, there have been attempts to downgrade ESG issues. Both former US Vice-President Mike Pence and business magnate Elon Musk […]

16 May, 2022

IMF Report challenges Irish Economic Policy

2022-05-16T09:48:44+01:00May 16th, 2022|Blog, Corporate Governance, News|Comments Off on IMF Report challenges Irish Economic Policy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published its preliminary statement on the Irish Economy, following the visit of its staff during the period 26 April 26 to 5 May 2022. The views expressed in the statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of […]

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 […]

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