Foreword by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
I welcome the publication of this Statement of Strategy. I have agreed with the Secretary General an ambitious work programme that will build on the substantial achievements of recent years. The Department will serve the public interest by maintaining a firm, planned and sustainable public expenditure framework that will provide a solid foundation for the provision of the public services our citizens deserve.
The Department will also continue to drive reforms to ensure that public services are delivered in a more effective and efficient manner within structures that are transparent and accountable. I have seen the calibre and commitment of the Department’s staff at a time of great national crisis. This gives me confidence that they will rise to the outstanding challenges and discharge the Department’s mission with determination and energy. I look forward to working with them.
Brendan Howlin T.D.
Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform