Author: Catherine Madders

Open Data Online Training – Autumn/Winter 2020

A number of dates for online Open Data Training Courses for public servants have now been announced. These include a free ‘Introduction to Open Data’ training course and online courses on ‘Open Data Publication’ as well as  ‘Data Analytics & Visualisations’.  These are run by Urban Tide and further details can be found on the … Continued

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, announces projects to be funded under €1 million Public Service Innovation Fund

34 public service projects funded. Innovations supported from across Health, Justice, Education, Defence, State Agency, Local Government sectors and Civil Service. Public service innovation accelerates in response to Covid crisis. Press Release, 23rd July 2020: 34 diverse projects have successfully secured funding from this year’s call under the Public Service Innovation Fund, an initiative of … Continued

June QCSN Overview

The Quality Customer Service Network meeting took place on Wednesday 10 June, with the theme of Addressing Covid-19 Customer Service Challenges & Innovating for the Future. Many of our Public Service organisations have moved quickly to innovate and respond to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 crisis, while continuing to meet the needs of its … Continued

Citizen Engagement in Our Public Service – Case Studies June 2020

The Reform Delivery Office (RDO) in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has developed a series of case studies on citizen engagement, in partnership with researchers and public bodies, as a commitment under the Our Public Service 2020, Development and Innovation Framework. The key objectives of this initiative are to: Document and capture learning … Continued

OPS2020 Covid-19 Update

Further to the statement by An Taoiseach, Mr. Leo Varadkar, on measures to tackle Covid-19 we have to postpone all upcoming events until further notice. We will inform our networks of revised dates in due course. We are assessing the fantastic Public Service Innovation Fund proposals for eligibility and organising the evaluation stages. We are … Continued

Now enrolling – Professional Diploma in Public Service Innovation 2020

This brand new part-time programme addresses an emerging field of huge importance to the Irish public service: innovation. Public servants are working in an increasingly complex and challenging environment, a fact recognised by Our Public Service 2020, the ambitious initiative of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform that supports development and innovation. Working together, … Continued

2020 Public Service Innovation Fund – Call for Applications

Calling all public servants! The 2020 call for innovative projects is now open. With funding available up to €50k, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform is looking to support ideas from across the public service that create value for our citizens and organisations. The Public Service Innovation Fund is a competitive fund that aims … Continued

Courage to Innovate! Innovation Week Video

Ireland’s first Public Service Innovation Week is happening from the 9th to the 13th of December 2019. Are you ready to participate, collaborate and explore?

First Public Service-wide Innovation Week

  The first Public Service-wide Innovation Week took place from the 9-13th December this year. This initiative, under Action 6 of Our Public Service – the current framework for reform and innovation in the public service, will see Public Service organisations put a spotlight on innovation for the week. Welcoming the initiative, Robert Watt, Secretary … Continued

Register now for our new ‘Innovation Faster Classes’

During Innovation Week we have developed an exciting and inspiring programme of innovation workshops we are calling ‘Faster Classes’, in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Athlone. We want you to participate so register now for free tickets before you miss out. Through these facilitated activities we hope you will explore aspects of innovation, connect with colleagues … Continued