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    Opening Statement by Mr Robert Watt, Secretary General, to Public Accounts Committee, Thursday, 3rd April, 2014

Opening Statement by Mr Robert Watt, Secretary General, to Public Accounts Committee, Thursday, 3rd April, 2014

Introduction
Thank you Chairman.

I would like to thank the Committee for giving me the opportunity to make a short opening statement in my capacity as Secretary General of the Department […]

April 3rd, 2014|Speeches
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    Address by Minister Howlin to the 48th Plenary Session of the British – Irish Parliamentary Assembly 1 April, 2014

Address by Minister Howlin to the 48th Plenary Session of the British – Irish Parliamentary Assembly 1 April, 2014

Good morning,

I have said before in many fora that we have much to gain from sharing our ideas and experiences and I believe that opportunities such as this can […]

April 1st, 2014|Speeches
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    Keynote Address by Minister Brendan Howlin, T.D. Department of Public Expenditure and ReformFreedom of Information in the Context of the Government’s Programme for Political Reform in Ireland at a Public Affairs Ireland Conference

Keynote Address by Minister Brendan Howlin, T.D. Department of Public Expenditure and ReformFreedom of Information in the Context of the Government’s Programme for Political Reform in Ireland at a Public Affairs Ireland Conference

Good morning.
 I would like to thank Public Affairs Ireland for the invitation to address today’s conference.

The title suggested by the conference organisers which positions FOI within the broader programme […]

March 27th, 2014|Speeches
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    Opening Address by Minister Howlin at Government Construction Capital Spend Conference 2014 – 5th March, 2014

Opening Address by Minister Howlin at Government Construction Capital Spend Conference 2014 – 5th March, 2014

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address your conference today.   My Department will shortly embark on a review of our capital investment programme to […]

March 5th, 2014|Speeches
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    Statement by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the Review of the Programme for Government

Statement by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the Review of the Programme for Government

Perhaps the finest testament to the progress made by this Government in three years is that the anarchy and chaos that defined the final years of the Fianna Fáil […]

March 4th, 2014|Speeches
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    Speech by Mr Brendan Howlin TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform at launch of Joining Up the Dots at Grangegorman, Monday, 3 March, 2014

Speech by Mr Brendan Howlin TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform at launch of Joining Up the Dots at Grangegorman, Monday, 3 March, 2014

I am delighted to be here today on the Grangegorman site to see at first hand the development of this project and the tremendous opportunities that it offers nationally, […]

March 3rd, 2014|Speeches
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    Public Service Reform in Ireland – address by Secretary General Robert Watt, to the IIEA

Public Service Reform in Ireland – address by Secretary General Robert Watt, to the IIEA

Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, spoke on Public Service Reform in Ireland, at the Institute of European and International Affairs on Wednesday, 26 February 2014. […]

February 28th, 2014|Speeches
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    Address by Minister Howlin to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, 19 February 2014

Address by Minister Howlin to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, 19 February 2014

Check Against Delivery
 Introduction 
I would like to thank the Chairman and the Committee for the opportunity to brief you on the progress being made in the implementation of the Government’s […]

February 19th, 2014|Speeches
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    Address by Minister Howlin at British Irish Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference “Growing Stronger Together” Belfast, 13 February 2014

Address by Minister Howlin at British Irish Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference “Growing Stronger Together” Belfast, 13 February 2014

Ladies and gentlemen

We meet here today at a critical moment in British Irish relations.  Much has happened since last year’s conference at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.  First Scotland went […]

February 13th, 2014|Speeches
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    Speech by Mr Brendan Howlin, T.D. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform On the Oireachtas (Ministerial & Parliamentary Offices) (Amendment) Bill 2013, Dáil Éireann, Second Stage – 29th January 2014

Speech by Mr Brendan Howlin, T.D. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform On the Oireachtas (Ministerial & Parliamentary Offices) (Amendment) Bill 2013, Dáil Éireann, Second Stage – 29th January 2014

I thank the Deputies for their contributions and their support for this legislation.

I want to highlight the main thrust of this Bill by focusing on three aspects of it. […]

January 30th, 2014|Speeches