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# Secretary General

This year
NATO's top man to stay in role as UK fails in bid to see its Defence Minister get the job
UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace but his candidacy was apparently blocked by the US and France.
Tanaiste supports Robert Watt’s position at Department of Health despite Holohan controversy
Watt appeared before the Oireachtas finance committee yesterday, largely rejecting an external review into the proposed secondment of former CMO Tony Holohan.
Last year
Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN
The warning came as a multi-agency report sets out the scale of the crisis.
Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says
The Secretary General of the Department of Health said many doctors already work longer hours than what is considered legal and safe.
'Who's running the country?': Sec Gen 'snub' of Oireachtas committee raised with Taoiseach
TD John McGuinness has written to Robert Watt to convey disappointment at the lack of response to an invitation.
John Callinan has been appointed as Ireland's top civil servant
Callinan will replace Martin Fraser as Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach.
Department of Health confirms Robert Watt is now in receipt of full €292,000 salary
The Secretary General had temporarily waived an €81,000 pay rise.
All time
Top civil servant declines to answer questions about Cabinet leaks during 'mischievous' committee
The Secretary General at the Department of An Taoiseach was appearing before an Oireachtas Committee.
Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now
Opposition TDs have criticised Watt’s decision to temporarily waive the “shocking” and “berserk” increase.
'A forced marriage wouldn't make a good government: Varadkar continues to rule out Sinn Féin coalition
Sinn Féin’s Paul Donnelly has already been elected in the Taoiseach’s constituency.
Newly released documents show Donohoe's department 'strongly' recommended against broadband plan
The broadband plan will cost €3 billion.
Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl
Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.
Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General
The UN head’s ten-year term as Secretary General comes to an end at midnight tonight.
Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?
The post of secretary general in Frances Fitzgerald’s department is being readvertised.
The Health Department's new Secretary General has a masters from Harvard
Jim Breslin comes to the position from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
There is a massive gender divide in the civil service
The higher up the grade scale you go, the more men dominate.
After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald now needs a new secretary general
The Justice Minister has accepted a request from Brian Purcell to be reassigned in the wake of a damning report.
80 days in and we still don't know if Frances Fitzgerald has confidence in her top civil servant
The Minister for Justice is expected to publish a report into the running of her department very shortly.
President Higgins has a new senior aide
The new Secretary General has been named as Art O’Leary.
John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation
Moran said his main objective was for Ireland to exit the Troika bailout and we’ve done that now.
Platini and UEFA leaning towards multi-city Euro 2020
A decision on the 2020 tournament will be taken on Thursday.
UN 'concerned and disappointed' over Israel's settlement plans
Any construction would be an “almost-fatal” blow to the two-state solution, according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend
The Public Accounts committee is going to question the heads of the HSE and the Department of Health about spending on drugs, overtime, and consultants.
Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'
It was reported today that 500 troops are to be cut from the Defence Forces – but this has been denied.
€85k spent on hiring internal candidate to succeed Cardiff is 'best practice'
The government has defended the amount spent on hiring a successor to Kevin Cardiff from within the Department of Finance after details of the cost were revealed by TV3 News.
Kevin Cardiff's Department of Finance successor named
The department’s Second Secretary is stepping up to the top post following Cardiff’s appointment to the European Court of Auditors.
Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply
The post of Secretary-General at the Department of Finance requires “effective management” and “excellent co-ordination” with key agencies such as… the NTMA.
Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head
The South Korean will remain as Secretary-General for another five years, with unanimous backing from the assembly.
Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head
The South Korean is to seek a second term as secretary-general of the United Nations. What does that involve again?