Dr Donal de Buitléir remains IIEA Acting Director following Barry Andrews’ resignation
Following his success in the European Parliament elections, Barry Andrews offered his resignation, which was accepted by the IIEA Board on Wednesday, 26 June.
The IIEA Board and staff would like to sincerely thank Barry for his dedication and service to the Institute during his tenure as Director General, and would like to wish him well in his future endeavours.
Dr Donal de Buitléir, who has been IIEA Acting Director General since 1 January 2019, will remain in place until the open recruitment process for a new Director General concludes. The IIEA Board would like to thank Donal for stepping into this position and for agreeing to continue until a new Director General is appointed.
Donal de Buitléir Biography:
Donal is Chairman of the Low Pay Commission. He was a Board Member of the Health Services Executive 2005-09. Previously he worked in AIB Group and in the Irish public service. He was Secretary to the Commission on Taxation 1980-85, a member of a number of Government reviews in the areas of local government reform, integration of tax and welfare, business regulation, health funding and higher education. He is an Eisenhower Fellow.
In the Brexit debate, there has been relatively little focus on the issue of services, which make up about three quarters of the UK’s economic output. How might Brexit impact on this vitally important, and growing, sector? This IIEA paper, by Gavin Barrett, Professor of Law at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, aims to address this question, and to focus attention on an issue that is, and will continue to be, of key importance in the years and decades after Brexit has taken place.