John FitzGerald: Civil Service expertise key to Government policy

Irish Times | Jul 3, 2020 at 7:34 AM
  • At last we have a government and progress in many areas, which had stalled, can restart.
  • This contrasts with the past, when good secretary-generals combined policy expertise with effective management of their teams.
  • When responsibility for climate change moved from the then department of the environment to the department of energy, some of the essential expertise on climate change policy did not move as the staff were located in Wexford.