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One Vision - The Civil Service Renewal Plan

On 30th October 2014 the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Taoiseach launched the Civil ServiceRenewal Plan. This ambitious Plan incorporates a vision and a three year action plan to renew the Irish Civil Service.

The Renewal Plan delivers on a key Programme for Government commitment and represents a fundamental new vision and direction for the Civil Service.

The engagement process for the Renewal Programme involved face-to-face consultations with almost 2,000 staff and stakeholders to gauge their views on what works well in the Civil Service; and what is in need of change.

The Renewal Plan focuses on driving practical change through 25 specific actions in four key areas:

  1. Unified – Managing the Civil Service as a single unified organisation
  2. Professional – Maximising the performance and potential of all Civil Service employees and organisations
  3. Responsive – Changing our culture, structure and processes so that we become more agile, flexible and responsive
  4. Open and Accountable – Continuously learning and improving by being open to external ideas, challenge and debate.

The Renewal Programme Management Office is now operational and work has started led by the Civil Service Management Board

A full copy of the Plan is available to download.  English Version along with the Irish version.

If you have any views or comments on the Plan or its implementation please submit your views by email to