Read more: OECD Report: Strengthening Policy Development in the Public Sector in Ireland
The OECD has published a report that analyses the policy development process in Ireland, including the gaps, strengths, areas of opportunity and areas of action in the policy development system and further recommendations to improve policymaking. The report is available to read here.
Read more: Public Service Numbers and Pay: from austerity to recovery
During the Great Recession (2008-12) a key emphasis of government policy focused on reducing public service numbers and pay. This led to total employment in the public service falling by 33,000, from 325,000 in 2008 to 292,000 in 2013