Civil servants ‘sidelined’ by ministers on policymaking
OECD report finds officials feel under pressure to fast-track policies and warns of ‘retirement cliff’ in civil service
Civil servants have complained that they are being sidelined by ministers and are being put under increasing pressure to fast-track policies without proper analysis, a new report has revealed.
The government officials have also complained that the public has too much influence on policy through consultation processes.
A comprehensive review of policymaking in Ireland by the OECD, the Paris-based group, also warned that a “retirement cliff” is imminent in the Irish civil service, which ...