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The job of top civil servant in a government department is to be opened to candidates from outside the civil service for the first time shortly, when the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs appoints a new secretary-general.

7th November, 2009

The job of top civil servant in a government department is to be opened to candidates from outside the civil service for the first time shortly, when the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs appoints a new secretary-general.

The move, which is understood to have attracted stiff political and civil service opposition, was suggested as part of the renewed programme for government between Fianna Fáil and the Green Party.

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