Public Appointments: Options for Reform

Paula Clancy, Nat O'Connor

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

    109 Downloads (Pure)


    In this paper, the authors address the ad hoc and politicised manner in which people come to be appointed to the boards of public bodies in Ireland. Some of the problems of this system are described. Alternative models for more transparent and independent public appointments are presented, along with arguments for more meritocracy, transparency anddiversity in public appointments. These provide a range of options for improving the current appointments process. The authors argue that the current ad hoc process needs to be replaced with clear rules - regardless of which model or mix of models is formally adopted.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherThe Ambulance Staff Charity
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jul 2011


    • Public Appointments
    • State Boards
    • Corporate Governance


    Dive into the research topics of 'Public Appointments: Options for Reform'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this