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The Decentralisation Implementation Group

When the Irish Government announced the Decentralisation Programme in December 2003 it established the Decentralisation Implementation Group to drive the process forward. 

Members of the Group

Mr. Finbarr Flood Former Chairman of the Labour Court
Mr. Dermot Quigley   Former Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners
Ms. Jane Williams Managing Director, Sia Group
Mr. Ultan Herr Property Consultant
Mr. Ciarán Connolly   Secretary General, PSMD, Department of Finance
Ms. Clare McGrath Chairman, Office of Public Works

Terms of Reference of the Group

The Implementation Group was asked to develop a detailed implementation plan in co-operation with all of the organisations involved in the programme and to submit this to the Minister for Finance by the end of March 2004.  The Plan was to address the following issues:-

  1. the sequencing of the various moves;
  2. the office infrastructure aspects – on a basis which ensures that property being acquired at regional level is matched over time in cost terms by disposal of property currently held in the Dublin region, whether held on lease or otherwise;
  3. the major human resource and industrial relations issues that will need to be addressed;
  4. the financial implications and, in particular, how addition ongoing costs might be minimised;
  5. how best to deal with the 835 (approximately) IT jobs included in the programme;
  6. how best to align the public service modernisation (SMI) and decentralisation programmes;
  7. how implementation of the new programme might enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the public service (including the scope for pooling common services between Departments); and
  8. an associated communications strategy aimed for example at staff, local communities and the public generally.

The DIG Reports can be found here.

Mr. Finbarr Flood – Chairman of the Decentralisation Implementation Group

Mr. Finbarr Flood – Chairman of the Decentralisation Implementation Group