Pictured (L-R): Marian O’Sullivan, director general, Institute of Public Administration; Tánaiste Joan Burton TD; and Richard Boyle, head of publishing, Institute of Public Administration
Tánaiste Joan Burton TD today joined the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) to celebrate 50 years of the IPA Yearbook & Diary – now known as Ireland – A Directory 2016.
Over the past half-century the IPA Yearbook & Diary has provided a look into the inner workings of corporate and civic life in Ireland.
This year’s publication has been extensively updated and extended to mark its 50th edition, and provides an insight into 9,000 organisations, including state-sponsored bodies, financial institutions and the Civil Service.
The publication also contains a week-to-view diary with details on key conferences and daily event listings from the worlds of business, culture and sport.
Speaking at the publication’s launch, Tánaiste Joan Burton TD, said: “It’s a tremendous achievement for the IPA to have reached the 50-year milestone with this publication. The passing of time is reflected in the evolving archive of personnel listed in its pages, each of whom leaves a mark on this country and has made their own contribution. I welcome the refreshed identity of this year’s edition, which has been further strengthened with additional content, and wish the IPA another half-century of success with the volume.”
Dr Marian O’Sullivan, director general, IPA, pointed out a further feature of this year’s publication: “To celebrate the 50-year milestone and its new identity, we have produced a bonus anniversary supplement which comes free with every edition, which highlights some of the key milestones in public policy which have shaped Irish society over the past 50 years.”