Donohoe under pressure to allow outsiders apply for top Finance job

Department’s €212,000-a-year secretary general post restricted to civil service candidates as a ‘level one’ appointment

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
2nd May, 2021
Donohoe under pressure to allow outsiders apply for top Finance job
Michael McGrath, the Public Expenditure Minister, confirmed that he would be opening applications for the vacant secretary general position at the head of his department to outside candidates.

Paschal Donohoe is coming under increasing pressure to allow outside applications for the secretary general’s job in the Department of Finance after a similar position in a sister department was opened to the public.

The Business Post revealed last fortnight that the €212,000-a-year position at the head of the Department of Finance would be restricted to civil service candidates and not be open to private sector applicants. The salary is expected to increase...

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