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My Time in the Department

For the first semester of my third year of the degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Limerick, I had the privilege of having been selected […]

January 8th, 2019|As PER Blog

Digging Up

By Peter Molloy, CCA&E Vote; Defence Vote.

The battlefield of Waterloo might seem a long way from Government Buildings, but the road to it began for the Duke of Wellington closer […]

July 27th, 2018|As PER Blog

Public Service Innovation: a key priority

By Robert Watt, Secretary General

After what has often seemed like a gruelling ten years of a necessary reframing of public services, it is good to know that we have […]

July 26th, 2017|As PER Blog, Latest News

Work ExPERience

As part of their degrees, students in the University of Limerick have the opportunity to participate in a Cooperative Education programme, during which they work in an organisation for […]

January 6th, 2017|As PER Blog

PEACE, INTERREG and a Millennium Falcon

By Minister Paschal Donohoe
When I set out for Derry last Thursday, I never expected that I would return to Dublin the following day with my very own Millennium Falcon, […]

December 22nd, 2016|As PER Blog

Remembering Ireland’s Somme

By Peter Molloy
I joined the Department as an Administrative Officer in April 2016 and now work assessing Defence expenditure as a member of the Communications, Climate Action & Environment […]

November 11th, 2016|As PER Blog

It All Adds Up…

By Helen Murphy
The biggest day of the year for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of Finance is Budget Day, which falls in mid-October each […]

October 24th, 2016|As PER Blog

My Irish Story

By Nmeli Nnoromele, Recruitment Policy Intern
One year ago this month, I moved to Ireland. I was here to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy, with a focus on […]

August 22nd, 2016|As PER Blog

New Intake, New Ideas

I was appointed as an Administrative Officer and assigned to public service pensions policy in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in March of last year. There had […]

August 5th, 2016|As PER Blog

When Bravery is a Necessity

As yet another Olympics approaches, many of us will be inspired by sheer athletic prowess to improve our fitness or become involved in a sporting activity. In the past, […]

July 7th, 2016|As PER Blog