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# secretary-general - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now
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# Secretary General

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now

Apr 20th 2021, 1:03 PM 35,471 Views 60 Comments

Opposition TDs have criticised Watt’s decision to temporarily waive the “shocking” and “berserk” increase.

# secretary-general - Sunday 9 February, 2020

'A forced marriage wouldn't make a good government: Varadkar continues to rule out Sinn Féin coalition
# Ge20
# Ge20

'A forced marriage wouldn't make a good government: Varadkar continues to rule out Sinn Féin coalition

Feb 9th 2020, 6:56 PM 32,823 Views 106 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Paul Donnelly has already been elected in the Taoiseach’s constituency.

# secretary-general - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Newly released documents show Donohoe's department 'strongly' recommended against broadband plan
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# Secretary General

Newly released documents show Donohoe's department 'strongly' recommended against broadband plan

Updated May 8th 2019, 4:20 PM 34,451 Views 70 Comments

The broadband plan will cost €3 billion.

# secretary-general - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl
# Dig Deep
# Dig Deep

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Dec 12th 2017, 3:32 PM 11,793 Views 17 Comments

Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.

# secretary-general - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General
# Goodnight Moon
# Goodnight Moon

Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General

Dec 31st 2016, 1:11 PM 9,502 Views 35 Comments

The UN head’s ten-year term as Secretary General comes to an end at midnight tonight.

# secretary-general - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?
# Poisoned Chalice
# Poisoned Chalice

Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?

Oct 29th 2014, 6:27 PM 10,217 Views 28 Comments

The post of secretary general in Frances Fitzgerald’s department is being readvertised.

# secretary-general - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

The Health Department's new Secretary General has a masters from Harvard
# We're In Safe Hands
# We're In Safe Hands

The Health Department's new Secretary General has a masters from Harvard

Sep 10th 2014, 9:16 PM 16,765 Views 28 Comments

Jim Breslin comes to the position from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

# secretary-general - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

There is a massive gender divide in the civil service
# CSO
# CSO

There is a massive gender divide in the civil service

Jul 29th 2014, 3:48 PM 13,567 Views 22 Comments

The higher up the grade scale you go, the more men dominate.

# secretary-general - Monday 28 July, 2014

After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald now needs a new secretary general
# Independent Review
# Independent Review

After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald now needs a new secretary general

Jul 28th 2014, 5:40 PM 12,532 Views 25 Comments

The Justice Minister has accepted a request from Brian Purcell to be reassigned in the wake of a damning report.

80 days in and we still don't know if Frances Fitzgerald has confidence in her top civil servant
# Brian Purcell
# Brian Purcell

80 days in and we still don't know if Frances Fitzgerald has confidence in her top civil servant

Jul 28th 2014, 9:33 AM 5,799 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Justice is expected to publish a report into the running of her department very shortly.

# secretary-general - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

President Higgins has a new senior aide
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# Secretary General

President Higgins has a new senior aide

Jun 10th 2014, 10:00 PM 15,901 Views 14 Comments

The new Secretary General has been named as Art O’Leary.

# secretary-general - Thursday 8 May, 2014

John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation
# Job Done
# Job Done

John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation

May 8th 2014, 2:28 PM 9,203 Views 15 Comments

Moran said his main objective was for Ireland to exit the Troika bailout and we’ve done that now.

# secretary-general - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Platini and UEFA leaning towards multi-city Euro 2020
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Platini and UEFA leaning towards multi-city Euro 2020

Dec 5th 2012, 2:27 PM 1,644 Views 0 Comments

A decision on the 2020 tournament will be taken on Thursday.

# secretary-general - Monday 3 December, 2012

UN 'concerned and disappointed' over Israel's settlement plans
# Middle East
# Middle East

UN 'concerned and disappointed' over Israel's settlement plans

Dec 3rd 2012, 7:59 AM 3,725 Views 84 Comments

Any construction would be an “almost-fatal” blow to the two-state solution, according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

# secretary-general - Monday 8 October, 2012

Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend

Oct 8th 2012, 5:38 PM 5,071 Views 11 Comments

The Public Accounts committee is going to question the heads of the HSE and the Department of Health about spending on drugs, overtime, and consultants.

# secretary-general - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'

Jul 17th 2012, 11:30 AM 4,198 Views 104 Comments

It was reported today that 500 troops are to be cut from the Defence Forces – but this has been denied.

# secretary-general - Monday 12 March, 2012

€85k spent on hiring internal candidate to succeed Cardiff is 'best practice'
# Human Resources
# Human Resources

€85k spent on hiring internal candidate to succeed Cardiff is 'best practice'

Mar 12th 2012, 5:59 PM 5,497 Views 40 Comments

The government has defended the amount spent on hiring a successor to Kevin Cardiff from within the Department of Finance after details of the cost were revealed by TV3 News.

# secretary-general - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Kevin Cardiff's Department of Finance successor named
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Kevin Cardiff's Department of Finance successor named

Mar 6th 2012, 6:17 PM 5,081 Views 42 Comments

The department’s Second Secretary is stepping up to the top post following Cardiff’s appointment to the European Court of Auditors.

# secretary-general - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply

Nov 23rd 2011, 6:17 PM 3,277 Views 29 Comments

The post of Secretary-General at the Department of Finance requires “effective management” and “excellent co-ordination” with key agencies such as… the NTMA.

# secretary-general - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head

Jun 21st 2011, 8:52 PM 104 Views 2 Comments

The South Korean will remain as Secretary-General for another five years, with unanimous backing from the assembly.

# secretary-general - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head

Jun 7th 2011, 1:08 PM 202 Views 1 Comment

The South Korean is to seek a second term as secretary-general of the United Nations. What does that involve again?