Foreword from the Minister

I welcome this new Statement of Strategy, in which I have agreed an ambitious programme of work with the Secretary General that will build on the significant achievements of recent years.

The Department will continue to serve the public interest by implementing a sustainable public expenditure framework that will help to ensure a strong economy, so that we can deliver the fair society we all want, as set out in the Programme for a Partnership Government. The Department will also continue to build for the future by driving and enabling reform to ensure that public services are delivered in the most effective and efficient way possible, through transparent and accountable structures.

I am impressed by the calibre and commitment of the staff of the Department. This gives me confidence that they will rise to the challenge of delivering on the Department’s ambitious mission.  I look forward to working with Minister of State Murphy and with all of the staff on this critical work for our country.

Paschal Donohoe, T.D.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

Statement of Strategy 2016-2019