IPA News

IPA awarded Academic Partner Rising Star Runner Up at inaugural CompTIA Partner Awards

By IPATracey 14 Nov 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2017.
The IPA was recently awarded runner up in the Academic Partner Rising Star category at the inaugural CompTIA Partner Awards 2017.  This award recognises CompTIA partners who have achieved the highest year on year growth in the number of learners taking CompTIA certification exams and hence extending their achievements and enhancing their employability.

Issues with IPA Email

By IPAAdmin 28 Sep 2017 | 0 comments
We are currently experiencing issues with our email, our sincere apologies about that. If the matter is urgent, please contact us by phone (01) 240 3600. Thank you very much.

Richard Bruton, TD. Minister for Education and Skills, Guest of Honour at the Launch of John Coolahans new book Towards the Era of Lifelong Learning: A History of Irish Eduction 1800-2016

By IPACarolyn 14 Sep 2017 | 0 comments
In a new book from the IPA entitled: Towards the Era of Lifelong Learning: A History of Irish Education 1800-2016, John Coolahan (author), traces all facets of formal education as it developed over 200 years. However, unlike previous eras, the 1990s ushered in a new approach to educational policy, with two green papers and three white papers, all focused on policy reform.

Governance Forum Event: Finance for Board Members of Public Bodies

By IPATracey 27 Jun 2017 | 0 comments
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The IPA Governance Forum is holding a special half day event Finance for Board Members of Public Bodies on Thursday, 6 July 2017. The board members of a public body must ensure that there is proper financial reporting and a system of internal financial control in place.  While all board members are unlikely to be financial experts, they are collectively responsible for the production of the statutory accounts and meeting reporting and disclosure requirements.  This half-day workshop will assist board members and other senior executives to understand the key concepts and issues which arise in the review of the financial reports and systems in a public interest body.   This event is open to Governance Forum Members and others with an interest in the topic.

Cyber Security - CPD Event for Professional Accountants and Finance Professionals

By IPATracey 08 Jun 2017 | 0 comments
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The IPA in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and also in association with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) present this CPD Seminar for Professional Accountants in the Irish Public Sector on Thursday, 22 June 2017.

IPA Governance Forum Workshop: Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members

By IPATracey 03 May 2017 | 0 comments
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The IPA Governance Forum will hold a special one-day workshop for Board Members on Thursday, 25 May 2017 and Thursday, 8 June 2017.  This one-day event will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of members of the boards of state, public and not for profit bodies. It will provide a briefing on the responsibilities of directors, issues which are of particular relevance to board members of public bodies as well as key characteristics of board effectiveness.

IPA Governance Forum Briefing: Effective State Boards

By IPATracey 27 Apr 2017 | 0 comments
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The IPA Governance Forum will be holding a briefing on the morning of Thursday, 4 May 2017 that will discuss the accountability of State Boards and factors that support board effectiveness. It will also look to identify areas to address in future research.  There will be two presentations and a panel discussion involving contributions from:

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