Seminar Muiris MacCarthaigh

Date: 27 January 2017

Introduction: In this seminar, Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh from Queen's University Belfast discussed how the Irish government reacted to the severe economic and budgetary problems that were caused by the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009.

In this seminar, Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh from Queen’s University Belfast discussed how the Irish government reacted to the severe economic and budgetary problems that were caused by the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 and the involvement of the IMF/EU/ECB Troika. More specifically, his focus was on how the Irish government reformed its public sector and managed the severe cutbacks they needed to do, and the effects of this.

He presented the findings of a 2-year Research Fellowship examining the work of an Irish government Ministry created in 2011 in the context of an external loan programme from the IMF/EU/ECB Troika, with a remit to address the state’s financial crisis and also to engage in wide-ranging or ‘whole’ of-government’ reforms. His research was informed by extensive interviews with the officials charged with developing and implementing the reform programme and speaks to several literatures including those on public sector reform trajectories, cutback management, organisational redesign, and political-administrative relationships.

 



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