The Best of the Public Service
The Public Service is rich with examples of achievement and success. Every year new and significant Public Service projects and developments emerge that throw the old age stereotype of the static, antiquated Irish Public Service on its head.
As a Public Servant you could have the opportunity to contribute to, and be actively involved in, significant projects that could have a real and tangible impact on varying aspects of Irish society and culture. From technological advancements, including the inventive use of social media or apps, right through to the cutting edge developments taking place in sectors such as business, healthcare, education and agriculture, the Public Service is a broad and fertile arena for creativity and innovation.
In this section we have pulled together some introductory information on the Public Service as a whole, some useful links on how the Public Service is reforming itself to meet a range of current and emerging challenges, as well as a number of practical case studies of significant projects that have been recognised for their excellence in making a difference to our fellow citizens here in Ireland.
Click on the links below to get an insight into some of the important ways Public and Civil Servants have been making an impact in the world of Irish innovation:
About the Public Service
The Public Service is vital to the economic and social life of Ireland implementing policies and delivering a wide range of services to the public. The following chart provides a good overview of the different sectors, sub sectors, relationships and positioning in relation to Government:
Though it might look complicated, the overriding purpose of the Public Service is to provide services for the public. So whether it’s the 16 different Government departments, the agencies that make up the Irish Health Service Executive, or an Garda Siochana, the crucial function of the Public Service is to serve and assist the Irish Public. This involves working with the government, helping in the drafting of new policies and legislation, and ensuring timely and efficient implementation of policies and services. Consequently, the services delivered by and within the Irish Public Service today directly influences the ways in which the country is experienced and regulated and has a great impact on the ways in which Ireland is perceived both at home and globally.
In line with the ever changing technological and social space of Ireland today, the Public Service consequently requires a diverse, skilled and flexible workforce that can interpret, evaluate and respond to the changes taking place in our society. Working within the Public Service offers the unique opportunity to deliver crucial services to the Irish public and to assist with the vital Services that influence and shape Irish society today.
Given the widely diverse and influential nature of the Irish Public Service, it holds the promise of varied, dynamic and exciting work opportunities for graduates of diverse expertise, interests and talents. The Public Service involves itself with everyday life issues, changes and innovations constantly, resulting in developments and continuous advancements that improve the lives of the Irish people and ensure that the best possible service is delivered.
And that's why we need you! To do this work we need to add new talent to our team - committed, ambitious individuals with an interest in developing policy and improving services delivered to the Public in Ireland.