Minister Flanagan welcomes third progress report of the Effectiveness and Renewal Group for the Department of Justice and Equality

 

Report documents progress and concludes the Department has made “very material progress” on its Transformation Programme

 

7 February 2019

 

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has welcomed the third report of the Effectiveness and Renewal Group (ERG) for the Department of Justice and Equality. 

 

The report, which was considered by Government this week, documents progress in the fourth quarter of 2018 on the major transformation underway in the Department.

 

The ERG, which was established by Government in January 2018 to monitor and guide change within the Department, found substantial progress has been made since its last report in October 2018.

 

The Department has been realigned with the establishment of a Civil Justice and Equality pillar and a Criminal Justice pillar, supported by a Corporate Affairs pillar. Deputy Secretary Oonagh Buckley has been appointed to head the Civil Justice and Equality pillar and Deputy Secretary Oonagh McPhillips has been appointed to head the Criminal Justice pillar.

 

The Department’s Transformation Programme will be completed by October 2019.

 

Minister Flanagan said:

“This report provides strong assurance that the transformation underway in my Department has the required momentum to be completed successfully by the target date of October 2019.  I commend the enthusiasm with which all levels of the organisation are engaging with this significant change and will continue in my strong support and sponsorship of this important change process.“

 

“I would again like to thank the Effectiveness and Renewal Group for their continued dedication and I will be engaging with the Group this quarter to review arrangements going forward”.

 

The Group’s next report to Government is due at the end of March.

 

The third report is available from today on the Department’s website at :  http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Third_Report_of_the_Effectiveness_and_Renewal_Group_for_the_Department_of_Justice_and_Equality.pdf/Files/Third_Report_of_the_Effectiveness_and_Renewal_Group_for_the_Department_of_Justice_and_Equality.pdf