A panel of experts reacts to Colin Murphy’s speech, including: Stephen Collins, former Political Editor, The Irish Times; Professor Kate Kenny, Queen’s University Belfast; Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Emeritus Professor of History, NUI Galway; and Fiona Ross, Chair, CIÉ. The panel is chaired by Professor Daniel Carey, Director of the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. … | Read on »
Playwright and author, Colin Murphy, speaks at a public event marking ’10 Years On: How Ireland has changed since the Financial Crisis’ organised in NUI Galway by the Whitaker Institute and Moore Institute. He is introduced by Dan Carey, Director of the Moore Institute.
A panel of experts reacts to Patrick Honohan’s speech, including: Angela Knight CBE, former Chief Executive, British Bankers’ Association; Professor John McHale, Dean, College of Business, Public Policy & Law, NUI Galway; Frances Ruane, former Director, Economic and Social Research Institute. The panel is chaired by NUI Galway President, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh.
Former Central Bank of Ireland governor, Patrick Honohan, speaks at a public event marking ’10 Years On: How Ireland has changed since the Financial Crisis’ organised in NUI Galway by the Whitaker Institute and Moore Institute. He is introduced by NUI Galway President, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh.
Expert speakers respond to Robert Watt’s talk: Richard Boyle, Head of Research, Institute of Public Administration; Joan Burton TD, former Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party; Kevin Cardiff, former Secretary General, Department of Finance; Jill Rutter, Programme Director, Institute for Government, London
Robert Watt, Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, gives his insight into policy-making, as part of a conference hosted by the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway, entitled ‘How (Not) To Do Public Policy’, with reference to the failed implementation of water charges. He is introduced by Whitaker Institute Director, Dave O’Connell,… | Read on »
Expert speakers respond to Jim O’Leary’s talk and report: Josephine Feehily, Chairperson, Policing Authority and former Chairman, Revenue Commissioners; Maria Graham, Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government; Eamon Ryan TD, Leader of the Green Party; Don Thornhill, former Secretary General, Department of Education and Science.
Jim O’Leary discusses the success and failure of two recent Government policies – water charges and the Local Property Tax – as part of a Whitaker Institute conference, entitled ‘How (Not) To Do Public Policy’.
In the fateful decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the Bank Guarantee of September 2008, much has happened in Ireland – financial crisis, deep recession, bailout by the ‘Troika’, a protracted period of austerity followed by vigorous economic recovery. But what has really changed over the last ten years? What developments in the… | Read on »
Download the full report “How (Not) To Do Public Policy” by Jim O’Leary here. Why do some public policy measures succeed while others fail? Why, for example, has the Local Property Tax been a policy success, while the attempt to introduce water charges was a policy disaster? What can we learn from successful and… | Read on »