Robert Watt

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Robert Watt,  secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There are now very few people in Irish Civil Service under the age of 30, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has(...)

and MARK PAULState assets agency Nama should be prepared to fund housebuilding in Dublin and its commuter belt to avoid a bubble developing in residen(...)

Two of the most influential people on the Economic Management Council are Andrew McDowell (above), chief economic adviser on the Fine Gael side, and Colm O’Riordan, his counterpart for Labour.

The quartet of the most senior members of Cabinet, along with their civil servants and advisers, known as the Economic Management Council, has been su(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin: bringing proposals to the Government.

The Government is to introduce restrictions, including new audit requirements, to the operation of the controversial party leaders’ allowance system. (...)

Robert Watt said a culture change was required within the public sector.

The damaged relationship between the State and the public needs to be restored through transparency and openness, the secretary general of the (...)

Robert Watt: secretary general at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform set out forecasts on economy in letter to unions. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s plans to reduce its public service pay and pensions bill by €1 billion will cut economic activity by up to ha(...)

If, 15 years ago, you had assembled a random group of litigation lawyers and asked each of them to speak for a minute on the topic of mediation, yo(...)

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