Pharmaceutical industry: collaborating for health

IPHA President and Janssen Country Director Dr Leisha Daly talks to Owen McQuade about the pharmaceutical sector’s social and economic contribution to Ireland and the need to make cutting edge research available to Irish patients. The pharmaceutical sector has been one of the major success stories of Ireland’s recovery and now needs the space to reach its next stage of development, according to Dr Leisha Daly. The Country Director of Janssen, one of the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, is pleased that the partnership with government...[full story]

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Renewing the Republic

After an electoral rebound, Micheál Martin wants to present a vision for a better society in 2016. Owen McQuade discusses the state of politics...[full story]

Pathways to Work 2015 launched

Michael McKernan examines the latest steps in the Government’s effort to help jobless people into work. The Taoiseach and Tánaiste recently launched...[full story]

A decade of personal injury reform

Recently marking the tenth anniversary of its establishment, Injuries Board Chief Executive Patricia Byron discusses the Board’s non-adversarial...[full story]

Social housing: a critical time for a new direction

National Economic and Social Council Director Rory O’Donnell outlines its proposals for reforming the social housing sector. The publication of...[full story]

Understanding shared service procurement

Arthur Cox Partner Aaron Boyle outlines the main processes for procuring shared services and considers the extent to which Ireland can learn from...[full story]

Energy’s key challenges

Michael McKernan analyses the latest energy report from the ESRI which outlines the strategic challenges facing the sector in coming years, including...[full story]

Counting down to postcodes

Peter Cheney sums up how the new postcode system will work from next year. While Ireland has lagged behind the rest of Europe, Irish postcodes will...[full story]

Transforming public services through technology

Vodafone Ireland hosted a round table discussion on how technology can be used to transform public services and what future trends will impact on...[full story]

Planning for energy infrastructure

Philip Green, Assistant Director of Planning at An Bord Pleanála, explained its approach to energy infrastructure at an eolas seminar on this increasingly...[full story]

The European Council at work

Peter Cheney explains how decisions by EU leaders translate into policy back home. Four times a year, An Taoiseach addresses Dáil Éireann on the...[full story]

Inside the illicit drugs markets

Newly published research turns the spotlight on a dark side of Irish society. eolas examines the findings of the Illicit Drug Markets in Ireland...[full story]

China’s potential for Irish agriculture

Richard Halleron reflects on a successful trade mission to China and Ireland’s prospects for reaching into its market. The annual statistics relating...[full story]


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Water policy changes course

Following significant public protests, the Government...[full story]

Merger creates consumer watchdog

The Competition Authority and National Consumer Agency...[full story]

New Garda Commissioner

Nóirin O’Sullivan has been appointed as Garda Commissioner...[full story]

Social housing plans set out

The Government’s six-year social housing strategy...[full story]

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Public service reform report

Reform and recovery

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin takes stock of the achievements of Public...[full story]

Capturing and maximising data as an asset

Paul Farnan, Enterprise Strategy Architect with Microsoft Services, discusses the exponential growth...[full story]

Renewing the Civil Service

The Civil Service Renewal Plan, published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER),...[full story]

Staff perceptions

The staff engagement survey conducted as part of the Civil Service Renewal process gives a detailed...[full story]

Civil Service in numbers

Managing €53 billion in spending 60% female 4% aged under 30 73% aged over 40 The Civil Service’s...[full story]

Health reform update

eolas summarises Leo Varadkar’s reform priorities for health in 2015. Free GP services will make a...[full story]

Extending data sharing

Michael McKernan examines the plans to increase the level of data sharing within government and the...[full story]

Towards a Garda authority

Peter Cheney examines the proposals for an independent policing authority – the first of its kind...[full story]

Pioneering reform

ACESA Chairman Martin O’Halloran outlines how its members are leading by example and delivering on...[full story]

A reforming committee

Peter Cheney reviews the work of the Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Committee. Members have...[full story]

Making policy: insights from the 1950s

Research by Trinity Business School’s Frank Barry has challenged public servants to recover their...[full story]

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Education report

Education: a progress report

Meeting parents’ expectations in the context of austerity has been a difficult task but several reforms...[full story]

Education and skills reform: A whole system approach

Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills, talks to Owen McQuade...[full story]

Education in the Oireachtas

eolas reviews the work of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, which has...[full story]

Bringing out Tallaght’s potential

Owen McQuade visits St Aidan’s Community School, Tallaght, to find out about the breadth and depth...[full story]

Reforming third level education: the systems approach

Mary Doyle outlines the strengths of Ireland’s higher education sector and how the new performance...[full story]

Reforming further education and training

Paul O’Toole, Chief Executive Officer of SOLAS, explains its role in leading and improving the quality...[full story]

Technological university plans make progress

Institutes of technology will be able to offer more to students as technological universities under...[full story]

Developing a Technological University

Dublin Institute of Technology is a major player in plans to establish Ireland’s first Technological...[full story]

Transition year: promoting independence

Transition year is “one of the few hopes” the Irish education system has of teaching pupils how to...[full story]

Reforming plans

The Programme for Government aims to build a ‘knowledge society’ thus reversing the decline in educational...[full story]

Education overhaul

Reform will be carried out within the terms of the Croke Park Agreement and the 2011 Budget allocation...[full story]

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Technology, shared services and outsourcing report

Delivering quality in Shared Services

Daniel Sheils, Head of Health and Public Service at Accenture, shares insights into the rationale for...[full story]

Delivering eHealth

eolas examines the State’s priorities on eHealth and the next steps for delivering its strategy. Ireland’s...[full story]

The point of PeoplePoint

eolas explains the workings of the State’s human resources and pensions shared service. The Department...[full story]

Public services cards: two years on

The public services card is now used by around a quarter of the population. Twenty-four per cent of...[full story]

Leading in Shared Services

Ireland is well placed to lead in Shared Services as shown by the development of Acccenture’s operation...[full story]

Transforming health ICT

Six months into his new role leading CSC’s healthcare business in Ireland, Rowan McGrath is hopeful...[full story]

Shared services for government

eolas summarises the main themes in the Government’s shared services programme. Finance and HR have...[full story]

Windows Server 2003 End of Life: are you ready?

Dell Services Manager Michael McGrath gives advice on how customers can prepare for the end of support...[full story]

Europe’s drive to boost cyber security

Arthur Cox Partner Pearse Ryan examines the impending EU Network and Information Security Directive...[full story]

eGovernment moves forward

eolas assesses progress against the eGovernment strategy for 2012-2015 and highlights case studies where...[full story]

Helping to digitise government

Lorraine Butler, Director of Enterprise and Government at eircom Business Solutions, explains how its...[full story]

The tablet to cure all ills

Marc Flanagan, Head of Central Government Business in Dell, discusses the increasing use of tablets...[full story]

Technical computing in the public sector

Professor JC Desplat, Director of the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), discusses his experience...[full story]

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Public procurement report

Delivering on reform

Chief Procurement Officer Paul Quinn explains how reform is improving how the system operates. The changes...[full story]

A shared vision for healthcare

Achieving patient safety and efficiency in healthcare through barcoding. The GS1 Healthcare User Group...[full story]

Serving the patient through procurement

John Swords, Head of Procurement for the HSE, explained how it practically makes a difference to patients...[full story]

Procurement: developing the profession

Seán O’Dwyer, President of the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM) and...[full story]

Comprehensive healthcare agency provider

Partnering with 24hrCareServices takes the stress of administration out of providing care. A hard-working...[full story]

Reforming procurement: the northern experience

Des Armstrong, Director of the Central Procurement Directorate, outlined how more centralisation and...[full story]

The innovation partnership

Angelyn Rowan, Senior Associate at Eversheds, explains how Europe’s new procurement process for innovation...[full story]

Opening up procurement to SMEs

Ibec’s Aidan Sweeney explains why a national public procurement strategy for SMEs is necessary and...[full story]

Putting policy into practice

Anthony Flynn considers how policy is being opened up to SMEs as part of the reform process. As Ireland’s...[full story]

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People report

Heaney remembered

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Winning against the world’s best

Ireland rugby players Alison Miller and Grace Davitt talk to Peter Cheney about victory over New Zealand...[full story]

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eolas public affairs

Inside government: a special adviser’s view

John Walshe reflects on the lessons learned from his time as an ‘embedded’ special adviser. Ministerial...[full story]

Engaging with the Oireachtas

Carl Gibney from Hume Brophy reflects on the political year and a better appreciation of time pressures...[full story]

Setting a strategy for justice

After a time of intense scrutiny, the Department of Justice and Equality is deciding its priorities...[full story]

Lobbying the Minister

Michael Noonan’s pre-Budget diary appointments included business representatives, fellow politicians...[full story]

Creighton’s case for change

Lucinda Creighton talks to Owen McQuade about her fundamental reform agenda for government which picks...[full story]

The two worlds of tech

ICTU’s Macdara Doyle contrasts the positive image of the technology sector at the Dublin Web Summit...[full story]

Political Platform Charlie McConalogue TD

First elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011, Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue represents Donegal North...[full story]

Meet the media: Conal O’Boyle

Conal O’Boyle edits the Nationalist, a weekly newspaper based in Carlow and also covering County Laois....[full story]

Regenerating education

Focusing on digital literacy can empower Irish students and give them a better international edge, writes...[full story]

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