The Local Government Bill 2013

October 17, 2013

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government launched his reform proposals to varying and generally under whelming degrees of debate last October and a year later the Cabinet has given approval to the central aspects of the reforms … Continue reading

The Local Government Bill…in Northern Ireland

October 17, 2013

Local Government reform is not just a feature of public service reform in Ireland. All across the OECD governments are having to confront the realities of austerity, increased globalisation, the rise of the competitive city-region and shifts in understanding the … Continue reading

The next generation in public services…..

March 15, 2013

The Strategic Plan for Next Generation Shared Services issued by the UK Government should be of immediate interest to service delivery agencies across the Irish public sector. In it there is the acknowledgement of much learning since the introduction of … Continue reading

Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union

January 27, 2013

Ireland assumed for the seventh time the presidency of the European Union. While a much diminished role with the advent of a permanent president of the European Council, the role still plays a significant role in helping set overall direction … Continue reading