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Cllr Joe Kelly commenting about the launch of the first ever Public Consultation on Public Sector Reform said “over the years many people and groups have complained about the standard of public service, about how the agencies of the state work or often times how they do not work. Most people agree with the idea of public service reform, but the question is what kind of reform, what do people really want. There is now an opportunity for everyone to feed into this consultation process and air their views.”

Public Service reform will be based upon a new Development and Innovation Framework designed around three pillars:

1. Delivering for the Public

2. Innovating for the Future

3. Developing People and Organisations

The Framework will set out 20 Actions which will build on any achievements of the last six years, will respond to new challenges and continue to deliver improvements across the public service. It’s vital that the public join in with the consultation process to ensure their views are clearly heard.

The Framework will be published in late 2017, once the results of the public consultation are considered and integrated into the new Framework. A project board with Senior representatives from the civil and public service has been established to oversee the development of the Framework.

Those who wish to make a contribution to the consultation can submit their views, no later than Monday 4th September 2017, by clicking on https://per.consultation.ie/en which contains full details of the proposed new plan. Alternatively, submissions may be sent by post to: Public Consultation, Reform and Delivery Office, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, 7-9 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, or by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Concluding Cllr Kelly said “I would encourage individuals and groups to get involved in this consultation process and see what comes out of it. People will be sceptical about whether their views will make any difference, but one thing is certain if the public don’t put forward their views then certainly they can’t be taken into account by the project board”.

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