Local Government

External consultants brought in to find new Dublin City Council chief after process criticised

Darragh O’Brien says third party to be engaged to carry out ‘executive search process’ for ‘highest calibre’ candidate

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan: “I welcome that they will look at candidates beyond the cohort currently active in executives in local governments.” Picture: RollingNews.ie

External consultants are to be brought in to lead the search for Dublin City Council’s new chief executive following criticism of how the process has been handled.

Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, confirmed that a third party is to be engaged by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) to carry out an “executive search process” to find candidates of the “highest calibre” for the €220,000-a-year role.

The move means that the search for a replacement ...