Category Archives: Reform

Turning data into patient value

Understanding precisely what is responsible for good health outcomes is just one of the benefits to be gained from better data collection and analysis in our health service. KPMG’s head of healthcare,...

Significant progress on reform

eolas examines the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s (DPER) annual progress report on the Public Service Reform Plan 2014-2016. One year after the publication of the Public Service Reform Plan 2014-2016...

Reforming Ireland’s public services

Dr Orlaigh Quinn, Programme Director for Public Service Reform in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, discusses the Department’s plans to continue to drive and support the delivery of Public Service...

Invisible government

Siim Sikkut digital policy adviser to the Estonian Prime Minister and Government talks to Owen McQuade about e-Estonia and the use of digital signatures in delivering online public services. Estonia is a...

Health service reform

Tony O’Brien, the HSE’s Director General discusses with Owen McQuade the challenges of reforming Ireland’s Health Services. The public health sector should continuously be reforming and improving; it should never be satisfied...

Building trust through renewal

An Garda Síochána Commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan describes the renewal process currently underway in the service and the importance of ensuring public trust. It has been a difficult decade for An Garda Síochána,...

Reform and recovery

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin takes stock of the achievements of Public Service reform and explains that it must deliver a continual improvement on behalf of the citizen. In...

Capturing and maximising data as an asset

Paul Farnan, Enterprise Strategy Architect with Microsoft Services, discusses the exponential growth of data and how public services can optimise the opportunities that it presents. Microsoft believe there is a real opportunity...

Renewing the Civil Service

The Civil Service Renewal Plan, published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), sets out high ambitions for streamlining and changing how the organisation operates. eolas examines the main proposals....