20/09/2015

Embedding Stronger Governance, Programme Management and Technical Skills in the Public Service

Embedding Stronger Governance, Programme Management and Technical Skills in The Public Service Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council   Introduction Having spent the vast majority […]
20/09/2015

De-politicising Policing

De-Politicising Policing Dr Vicky Conway, Lecturer in Law, Dublin City University, It has indeed been a difficult time for the justice system, with seemingly no quarter […]
20/09/2015

A sure way of repeating the mistakes of the past

A SURE WAY OF REPEATING THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST Pat Leahy, Deputy-Editor and Political Editor, Sunday Business Post Today I will argue that the central […]
20/09/2015

To restore trust and confidence we need to change our electoral system

TO RESTORE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE WE NEED TO CHANGE OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM Noel Dempsey, former Minister of Environment, former Minister for Education & Science,, former Minister […]
20/09/2015

Dr T. K. Whitaker – A public servant for all seasons

Dr T. K. WHITAKER – A PUBLIC SERVANT FOR ALL SEASONS Anne Chambers, Author of: T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot   As we approach the […]
20/09/2015

Ireland Needs Decisive Leadership and Strong Political Parties

Ireland Needs Decisive Leadership and Strong Political Parties  Cllr Mary Hanafin, former Minister for Education & Science, former FF whip   One of my favourite pastimes […]
20/09/2015

Will we be wary of the Pied Piper and deaf to the Siren’s Song?

Will we be wary of the Pied Piper and deaf to the Siren’s Song? Frank Flannery, former Director of Strategy, Fine Gael   Our State will […]
17/09/2015

We are sleepwalking back into an era of auction politics

WE ARE SLEEPWALKING BACK INTO AN ERA OF AUCTION POLITICS  Noel Whelan, Barrister, writer and political commentator   The underlying factors which featured in Irish politics […]
17/09/2015

The 15th Annual John Hume Lecture

The 15th Annual John Hume Lecture Michael McDowell SC, former Tánaiste, former Minister for Justice, former Attorney-General   The Parliament as the instrument of Democratic Accountability […]
12/04/2015

IRISH POLITICS HAS FAILED TO MODERNISE

 IRISH POLITICS HAS FAILED TO MODERNISE Stephen Donnelly TD, Independent member of the Dáil for Wicklow and East Carlow   The Irish political system has operated […]
09/11/2014

TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY

TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY Dr Eddie Molloy, Director, Advance Organisation                        “Without statutory reform the system of accountability         […]
09/10/2014

Peter Mair 1951-2011

PETER MAIR 1951-2011   Peter Mair died suddenly on August 15th 2011, two weeks after he had delivered a paper on the Irish political system at […]
08/10/2014

ECONOMIC RECOVERY – THE END OF THE BEGINNING

ECONOMIC RECOVERY – THE END OF THE BEGINNING Fiona Muldoon, formerly of the Central Bank   So, our recovery it seems is gradually taking hold.  Fragile […]
08/10/2014

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE ACROSS THE BOARD IN THE CIVIL SERVICE

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE ACROSS THE BOARD IN THE CIVIL SERVICE Robert Watt, Secretary-General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform   Abstract Accountability is multi-faceted, and the quest […]
01/10/2014

MINIMISING THREATS TO RECOVERY: THE VALUE OF THE NEW FISCAL FRAMEWORK

MINIMISING THREATS TO RECOVERY: THE VALUE OF THE NEW FISCAL FRAMEWORK[1] Prof John McHale, National University of Ireland, Galway, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Introduction Recent achievements […]
28/09/2014

EXAGGERATING THE CHALLENGE OF THE EUROPHOBIC PARTIES IS NOT THE ANSWER

EXAGGERATING THE CHALLENGE OF THE EUROPHOBIC PARTIES IS NOT THE ANSWER Sir Julian Priestley, Secretary-General of the European Parliament 1997-2007   The European project has always […]
28/09/2014

THE PROCESS OF REBUILDING TRUST MUST BE AN INCLUSIVE ONE

THE PROCESS OF REBUILDING TRUST MUST BE AN INCLUSIVE ONE Joan Burton TD, An Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection   Introduction: measuring words and actions […]
28/09/2014

FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IS POSSIBLE WHERE THERE IS POLITICAL WILL

  FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IS POSSIBLE WHERE THERE IS POLITICAL WILL Pearse Doherty TD,  Sinn Féin spokeperson on Finance   The Partition of Ireland was accompanied  by […]
28/09/2014

BECOMING A WORLD CLASS POLICE FORCE

BECOMING A WORLD CLASS POLICE FORCE Noirín O’Sullivan, Acting Commissioner of An Garda Síochána   I am honoured to have the opportunity to address you on […]
23/09/2014

Policing cannot be addressed with ad hoc piecemeal measures

POLICING CANNOT BE ADDRESSED WITH AD HOC PIECEMEAL MEASURES Prof Dermot Walsh, Kent Law School, University of Kent.   Introduction Policing is a unique and vital […]
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