Rónán Mullen is one of the senators elected by NUI gradutes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A cross section of the Irish electorate – more than half a million people – only semi exercises its franchise. Many university graduates are ignoring,(...)

Former tanaistí Mary Harney, Joan Burton, Mary Coughlan and Frances Fitzgerald at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some people may be praising the Fianna Fáil leader for opting to put his country before his party by agreeing to support the Fine Gael minority govern(...)

Gardaí  earn, on average, about €1,300 a week, according to figures from the first quarter of this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Total levels of public spending, expenditure per head of population, public sector earnings and public sector numbers have all returned to or exceeded(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross says he has nothing to do with the National Transport Authority’s new bus plan.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Sometimes you wonder what the Government and large parts of the civil service actually do. So much power and executive authority now rests in the hand(...)

“This approach would move to a more equitable position of financially recognising performance.” Photograph: iStock

The payment of incremental pay rises for public service staff should have a greater link with performance, a high-level report commissioned by the Dep(...)

Over the past 10 years, project management has become a fundamental part of an organisation. Photograph: iStock

The inaugural National Project Awards will be held this November, with the Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) recently announci(...)

The Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute has experienced a 20 per cent growth in membership over the last 12 months to a current total of 1,300.
Planning for better performance

The Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and has never been in ruder health, according (...)

Pay restoration: John Glennon, chairman, and Ciaran Rohan, general secretary of the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants. Photograph:  John Mc Elroy

Management grades in the Civil Service are are receiving up to 60 per cent less than the total pay available to their equivalent counterparts in the p(...)

For 15 years Tom Savage was a familiar voice on RTÉ’s “It Says in the Papers” slot. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Tributes have been paid to the public relations and management consultant Tom Savage, who has died at the age of 76. A former Catholic priest, he w(...)

In 2014, 13 bodies under the  control of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport had a credit card bill of €2,700,753 and a further one of €2,967,010 in 2015. File photograph: Getty Images

State bodies spent €11,288,798 using credit cards over two years, new figures have revealed. Information released to Fianna Fáil spokesman on public (...)

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