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# secretary-general - This year 2022

Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN
# Paris Agreement
# Paris Agreement

Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN

Sep 13th 2022, 2:59 PM 8,016 Views 10 Comments

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
# Robert Watt
# Robert Watt

Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says

Jun 15th 2022, 3:11 PM 9,935 Views 6 Comments

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
# CMO Trinity Job
# CMO Trinity Job

'Who's running the country?': Sec Gen 'snub' of Oireachtas committee raised with Taoiseach

Apr 26th 2022, 4:10 PM 20,503 Views 21 Comments

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
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

John Callinan has been appointed as Ireland's top civil servant

Apr 5th 2022, 3:04 PM 18,855 Views 14 Comments

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
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Department of Health confirms Robert Watt is now in receipt of full €292,000 salary

Jan 26th 2022, 1:32 PM 31,732 Views 62 Comments

The Secretary General had temporarily waived an €81,000 pay rise.

# secretary-general - Last year 2021

Top civil servant declines to answer questions about Cabinet leaks during 'mischievous' committee
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Top civil servant declines to answer questions about Cabinet leaks during 'mischievous' committee

Sep 29th 2021, 7:37 PM 32,367 Views 16 Comments

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
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now

Apr 20th 2021, 1:03 PM 36,230 Views 60 Comments

Opposition TDs have criticised Watt’s decision to temporarily waive the “shocking” and “berserk” increase.

# secretary-general - All time

'A forced marriage wouldn't make a good government: Varadkar continues to rule out Sinn Féin coalition
# Ge20
# Ge20

'A forced marriage wouldn't make a good government: Varadkar continues to rule out Sinn Féin coalition

Feb 9th 2020, 6:56 PM 32,856 Views 106 Comments

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
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Newly released documents show Donohoe's department 'strongly' recommended against broadband plan

Updated May 8th 2019, 4:20 PM 34,487 Views 70 Comments

The broadband plan will cost €3 billion.

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl
# Dig Deep
# Dig Deep

Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl

Dec 12th 2017, 3:32 PM 11,851 Views 17 Comments

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
# Goodnight Moon
# Goodnight Moon

Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General

Dec 31st 2016, 1:11 PM 9,530 Views 39 Comments

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?
# Poisoned Chalice
# Poisoned Chalice

Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?

Oct 29th 2014, 6:27 PM 10,239 Views 28 Comments

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
# We're In Safe Hands
# We're In Safe Hands

The Health Department's new Secretary General has a masters from Harvard

Sep 10th 2014, 9:16 PM 16,902 Views 28 Comments

Jim Breslin comes to the position from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

There is a massive gender divide in the civil service
# CSO
# CSO

There is a massive gender divide in the civil service

Jul 29th 2014, 3:48 PM 13,634 Views 22 Comments

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
# Independent Review
# Independent Review

After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald now needs a new secretary general

Jul 28th 2014, 5:40 PM 12,582 Views 25 Comments

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
# Brian Purcell
# Brian Purcell

80 days in and we still don't know if Frances Fitzgerald has confidence in her top civil servant

Jul 28th 2014, 9:33 AM 5,827 Views 12 Comments

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
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

President Higgins has a new senior aide

Jun 10th 2014, 10:00 PM 15,995 Views 14 Comments

The new Secretary General has been named as Art O’Leary.

John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation
# Job Done
# Job Done

John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation

May 8th 2014, 2:28 PM 9,288 Views 15 Comments

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
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Platini and UEFA leaning towards multi-city Euro 2020

Dec 5th 2012, 2:27 PM 1,669 Views 0 Comments

A decision on the 2020 tournament will be taken on Thursday.

UN 'concerned and disappointed' over Israel's settlement plans
# Middle East
# Middle East

UN 'concerned and disappointed' over Israel's settlement plans

Dec 3rd 2012, 7:59 AM 3,739 Views 84 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend

Oct 8th 2012, 5:38 PM 5,102 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'

Jul 17th 2012, 11:30 AM 4,222 Views 105 Comments

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'
# Human Resources
# Human Resources

€85k spent on hiring internal candidate to succeed Cardiff is 'best practice'

Mar 12th 2012, 5:59 PM 5,534 Views 40 Comments

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
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Kevin Cardiff's Department of Finance successor named

Mar 6th 2012, 6:17 PM 5,110 Views 42 Comments

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
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply

Nov 23rd 2011, 6:17 PM 3,301 Views 29 Comments

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
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head

Jun 21st 2011, 8:52 PM 118 Views 2 Comments

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
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head

Jun 7th 2011, 1:08 PM 213 Views 1 Comment

The South Korean is to seek a second term as secretary-general of the United Nations. What does that involve again?