Institute of Public Administration pays tribute to the life of T.K. Whitaker
The Institute of Public Administration wishes to pay tribute to T.K. Whitaker who passed away on 9th January 2017.
Alongside the Institute's founding Director, Tom Barrington, Whitaker was one of the group of civil servants who supported the establishment of the Institute of Public Administration in 1957. He contributed regularly to the Institute's journal Administration. His contributions were always incisive, informed and informative.
In 2004 the Institute was honoured when he allowed his name to be associated with the establishment of the Whitaker School of Government and Management at the Institute of Public Administration. The Whitaker School aims to promote the values and practices promoted by Whitaker during his long career as a public servant dedicated to the economic and social development of the State.
Whitaker's contribution to the Irish public service is immense, and his death leaves both a sadness at his passing but also a legacy of hope for the betterment of society he strived, through his public service, to achieve.
The Board and staff of the Institute would like to express their sympathy to Dr. Whitaker's family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam