4th January 2018
A new report Public Sector Trends 2017 in the State of the public service series by the IPA examines trends in public sector development.
The intention is to help inform the debate on Ireland’s public sector and bring evidence to bear on the debate on the future shape, size and direction of the public sector.
Among the findings are:
- The level of citizen satisfaction in Ireland, at 83 per cent in 2016, is the highest of all the European countries surveyed.
- Two out of every three people employed in the public service work in either health or education. In 2017, there were approximately 100,000 people employed in the education sector. Employment is still lower in all sectors of the public service than in 2008 apart from education.
- The lowest levels of sick leave are in education.