Public Sector Outsourcing in Ireland, July 2013


Historically, outside of academic circles, outsourcing in the Irish public sector has not attracted much attention, analysis, or publicity. There was little of substance to analyse. However, the topic has been pushed to the forefront in recent times by policy-makers, due to the economic crisis, in the belief that it is time to review the current state of outsourcing in the public sector and determine how it can be effectively used to deliver public services in the future. This article assesses the area largely from a policy perspective.

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