COMMENT

The only way the new government will make a difference to our public service is if it adopts a rigorous, hands-on approach to its management

2nd April, 2011

One of the biggest challenges facing the new government is to give life to the well-rehearsed aspiration to have a public sector that works smarter, leaner and better.

Verifiable progress and improved effectiveness are needed urgently to generate confidence in our public sector.

However, the history of public sector change in Ireland shows that we have little experience in delivering anywhere near the degree and depth of change now required.

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