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New Secretary General to be appointed by TLAC

29 Aug 2014

Dr Ambrose McLoughlin

The appointment of a new Secretary General in the Department of Health is to be handled by the Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC), the Department of Health has confirmed.

Minister for Health Dr Leo Varadkar has started a shake-up of Hawkins House with the announcement that the Secretary General Dr Ambrose McLoughlin will be moving to a new role supporting the implementation of the Healthy Ireland initiative, ahead of his retirement next year.

“The appointment of a new Secretary General will be handled by the TLAC and we have no time frame for a replacement at the moment. When the Minister is back from his holidays early next week he will inform the Government and then the process will start,” a spokesperson for Hawkins House told IMT this week.

The members of the TLAC, announced by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in July 2011, include the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Secretary General, the Government Secretary General, two other senior public servants appointed for three-year terms, and five members from outside the civil service appointed for three-year terms — one of whom is the chairperson.

29 August 2014

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Irish Medical Times