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October 2018
Mr Brendan Glesson has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with effect from 2nd October 2018.

September 2018
Mr Drew Harris has been appointed Accounting Officer for the Vote of An Garda Síochána with effect from 3rd September 2018

September 2018
Mr Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Justice and Equality and the Irish Prison Service with effect from 1st September 2018.

September 2018
Mr Kevin Smyth has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with effect from 1st September 2018.

July 2018
Ms. Shirley Comerford has been appointed Accounting Officer for the Vote for the Public Appointments Service, with effect from 27th July 2018.

January 2018
Ms. Hilary Murphy-Fagan has been appointed Accounting Officer for the Vote of the National Shared Services Office, with effect from 1st January 2018.

December 2017
Mr. Kevin McCarthy has been appointed Accounting Officer for the Vote of the Department of Rural and Community Development with effect from 19th December 2017

November 2017
Ms. Oonagh McPhillips has been appointed Accounting Officer for the Votes of the Department of Justice & Equality, and the Irish Prison Service, with effect from 29th November 2017.

September 2017
Deputy Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin has been appointed Accounting Officer for the Vote of An Garda Síochána with effect from 11th September 2017

July 2017
Mr. John McKeon has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Social Protection with effect from 23rd July 2017.

June 2017
Ms. Maria Browne has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Chief State Solicitor’s Office with effect from 18th June 2017.

February 2017
Mr. Damien Moloney has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Office of the Attorney General with effect from 1st February 2017.

January 2017
Ms. Katherine Licken has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, with effect from 20th January 2017.

December 2016
2016 Appropriation Account Circular published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Mr. Maurice Buckley has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Office of Public Works, with effect from 12th December 2016.

November 2016
Mr. Laurence Bond has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, with effect from 1st November 2016.

October 2016
Dr. Orlaigh Quinn has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, with effect from 3rd October 2016.

October 2016
Mr. John McMahon has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Office of Public Works, with effect from 1st October 2016.

September 2016
Ms. Liz Pope has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Property Registration Authority, with effect from 19th September 2016.

August 2016
The Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (2016) was published by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the 17th August.

July 2016
Ms. Helen Hall has been appointed Accounting Officer for the Vote of the Policing Authority .

February 2016
Updated Risk Management Guidance for Government Departments and Offices 2016 published.

December 2015
Circular 21/2015 – Titles of Financial Statements under FRS 102 for State Bodies Audited by the C&AG published.

December 2015
Mr. Tom O’Mahony has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Office of the Appeal Commissioner, with effect from the 19th December 2015.

December 2015
DPER Appropriation Accounts Circular 2015 published.

January 2015
Dr Fergal Lynch has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Children & Youth Affairs, with effect from 19th January 2015.

January 2015
Mr Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with effect from 16th January 2015.

January 2015
Mr Niall Cody has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Office of the Revenue Commissioners with effect from 1st January 2015.

October 2014
Mr Noel Waters has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Justice & Equality, and the Irish Prison Service, with effect from 7th October 2014.

September 2014
Ms. Elizabeth Canavan has been appointed Accounting Officer to the Department of Children & Youth Affairs, with effect from the 10th September 2014.

September 2014
Mr. Jim Breslin has been appointed Secretary General to the Department of Health with effect from the 10th September 2014. Following his appointment as Secretary General he will automatically become the Accounting Officer for the Department of Health too.

July 2014
Mr. Derek Moran has been appointed Secretary General to the Department of Finance with effect from the 15th July 2014. Following his appointment as Secretary General he will automatically become the Accounting Officer for the Department of Finance too.

May 2014
Mr. Niall Burgess is appointed Secretary General to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with effect from 30 April 2014. Following his appointment as Secretary General he will automatically become the Accounting Officer for that Department too.

March 2014
Mr. John Mc Carthy is appointed Secretary General to the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, [Vote 25] with effect from 21 March 2014. Following this appointment he will now become Accounting Officer for that Department too.

January 2014
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin T.D., published a consultation paper on Strengthening Civil Service Accountability and Performance in line with Programme for Government commitments.

The Programme for Government sets out significant changes to the current legislative framework governing ministerial responsibility and the accountability of civil servants. The consultation paper on Strengthening Civil Service Accountability and Performance is being published to inform and promote public debate both within and outside the civil service on the key themes, policy and legislative options to deliver on more effective accountability arrangements.

The Minister has established an Independent Panel to oversee the consultation process, review submissions received, and develop recommendations for his consideration. The Independent Panel is chaired by Professor Kevin Rafter. The other members of the Independent Panel are Ms. Dorothea Dowling and Mr. Michael Howard. The Panel will operate on a pro bono basis.

October 2013
Mr. Maurice Quinn is appointed Secretary General to the Department of Defence with effect from 2 October 2013. Following his appointment as Secretary General he will automatically become the Accounting Officer for that Department too.

September 2013.
Mr. Mark Griffin is appointed Secretary General to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with effect from 2 September. Following his appointment as Secretary General he will now become the Accounting Officer for that Department too.