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Emergency management on the island of Ireland – Recent cross-border developments

References Bailes, A. J. K., & Sando, C. (2014). Nordic cooperation on civil security: The ‘Haga’ process, 2009–2014. Reykjavík: Centre for Small State Studies, Institute of International Affairs. CCPB. (2014). Measures to enhance civil contingencies arrangements at local level . Belfast: OFMDFM. DEHLG. (2006a). A framework for major emergency management. Dublin: DEHLG. DEHLG. (2006b). A framework for major emergency management: Appendices. Dublin: DEHLG. Department of the Environment, NI. (2006). Departmental guidance to

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Journal of the Institute of Public Administration of Ireland
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The potential for public value frameworks in Northern Ireland and Ireland

]. MacCarthaigh, M. (2008). Public service values [CPMR discussion paper 39]. Dublin: Institute for Public Administration. Meynhardt, T. (2009). Public value inside: What is public value creation International Journal of Public Administration, 32 (3-4), 192-219. Moore, M. H. (1995). Creating public value: Strategic management in government. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. National Office for Suicide Prevention. (2015). Donegal social prescribing for health & wellbeing: Evaluation report. Retrieved from https

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Women in local government: Moving in from the margins


This article presents a descriptive overview of women’s participation in the elected and administrative structures of local government in the Republic of Ireland. Drawing on analysis of candidate data and electoral results from the 2014 local elections, it shows that women’s political representation currently stands at just under 21 per cent, a record high for women’s participation in the elected structures of county and city councils. The article evaluates the lessons learned about political parties, gender and candidate recruitment at the 2014 local elections. It argues that the impending introduction of legislative gender quotas at the next general election was the main driving force behind women’s increased participation in these elections. Turning attention to the administrative structures of local authorities, it is revealed that men continue to dominate senior management positions. While increasing numbers of women are accessing senior management roles, gendered barriers remain. The article concludes by reflecting on the future prospects for women’s participation in both the elected and administrative structures of local government in the Republic of Ireland. It recommends an extension of legal gender quotas to local elections and a more proactive gender promotional and mentoring campaign within local government administrative structures.

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The development of the Irish management system and the move towards directly elected mayors

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Tracing the evolution and development of a senior management network in a government organisation: The case of the Environmental Protection Agency

.ie/resources/Our-Public-Service-2020-WEB.pdf [12 November 2018]. EPA–RPII Merger Working Group. (2013). EPA–RPII merger action plan. Retrieved from [12 November 2018]. McDonagh, J. (in press (a)). Harnessing the hidden value of organisational capability reviews: An agenda for management boards in government organisations [Professional practice paper, Trinity Business School]. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin. McDonagh, J. (in press (b)). Pursuing excellence in leadership and

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The development of conflict resolution practices in Irish workplaces

References Commission of Inquiry on Industrial Relations. (1981). Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Industrial Relations. Dublin: The Stationery Office. Doherty, L., & Teague, P. (2012). Conflict management systems in subsidiaries of non-union multinational organisations located in the Republic of Ireland. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22 (1), 57-71. Federated Union of Employers. (1980). Guide to industrial relations. Dublin: Federated Union of Employers. Geary, J

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Five challenges for public administrations in Europe

References Ferlie, E., & Ongaro, E. (2015). Strategic management in public services organizations: Concepts, schools and contemporary issues. London: Routledge. Kickert, W., & Randma-Liiv, T. (2015). Europe managing the crisis: The politics of fiscal consolidation . London: Routledge. Mintzberg, H., Ahlstrand, B., & Lampel, J. (2009). Strategy safari (2nd ed.). Harlow: FT Prentice Hall. Ongaro, E. (2014). The relationship between the new European governance emerging from the fiscal crisis and administrative reforms: Qualitatively

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