Jim Breslin returns to the Department of Health after serving as inaugural secretary general at the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced the appointment of Jim Breslin as secretary general of the Department of Health. Mr Breslin rejoins the(...)

The research behind Public Sector Reform in Ireland  was carried out by Richard Boyle of the Institute of Public Administration. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

More than half of local government executives feel politicians interfere with their routine activities, a new report claims.The research behind Publi(...)

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has warned against “constant criticism” of the Garda.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has warned against “constant criticism” of the Garda. In a lengthy address on ‘Good G(...)

Prof Donnacha Kavanagh: “We need to create some sort of process where contrarian arguments are not only tolerated but celebrated.”

Ireland has been doing well in terms of promoting innovation in recent years. Certainly the evidence, in terms of the new wave of Irish businesses mar(...)

Richard Boyle of the Institute of Public Administration, whose report on public-sector trends in 2013 says average weekly earnings are considerably higher in the public sector than for private-sector employees. Photograph: Eric Luke

Over the past four years average weekly earnings for staff in the public sector have fallen by €47.88, or 5 per cent, compared with an average reducti(...)

Domestic violence occurs all year round and worsens during the festive season of Christmas and New Year when perpetrators exert more control over fina(...)

Dr Yvonne Crotty,  Jerome Morrissey,  Bessie Nyirenda,  Prof  Brian McCraith,  Hensen Seidisa,   Solange Mukanurenzi and    Dr Margaret Farren were at the ceremony.

Dublin City University held a graduation ceremony yesterday more than 7,000km from home, as the first participants in its “future African leaders” pro(...)

The issues the IPA highlighted two years ago as being most urgently in need of reform are being addressed “to varying degrees”.

Progress on reforming the public sector has been patchy but not without successes, according to a report published today by the Institute of Public Ad(...)