Government

Declan Hughes appointed Sec Gen at Department of Enterprise

Hughes was previously the assistant secretary general in the Department of Enterprise, where he worked as head of inward investment and enterprise innovation

Declan Hughes is replacing Orlaith Quinn, who was appointed back in 2016 and has now completed her seven-year term. Picture: RollingNews.ie

The cabinet has signed off on the appointment of a senior civil servant to the €222,000 post of secretary general of the Department of Enterprise.

Declan Hughes was previously the assistant secretary general in the Department of Enterprise, where he worked as head of inward investment and enterprise innovation.

He was involved in the development of department’s Covid-19 schemes to support businesses at risk of closure during the pandemic. He also worked during the last ...