Senior Irish civil servant starts blog

Brendan Tuohy is Secretary General of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources here in Ireland. This would make him one of Ireland’s most senior civil servants.

Furthermore, the Communications section of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources has responsibility for e-Commerce, the Group Broadband Scheme, and Communication Development.

Interestingly, I read today that Brendan has started a blog (called Sliabh Luachra)!

Brendan started this blog a few days ago so there are, as yet, only four entries in the blog. The blog doesn’t appear to be work related – the topics covered vary from the Developmental Welfare State to a debate Brendan attended in Trinity College’s Philosophical Society. It is great to see someone at this level looking into blogging.

Welcome to the blogosphere Brendan – and to paraphrase Fr. Ted “Up with this kind of thing!”

4 thoughts on “Senior Irish civil servant starts blog”

  1. Agreed, absolutely Michele. I have been advising politicians of all shades to blog for at least 6 months now. I’m happy to see Michael Turley has returned to blogging after a bit of a hiatus.

    Having said that, Brendan Tuohy is a civil servant, not a politician which, to my mind, makes the fact that he blogging all the more interesting!

  2. Tom
    I can understand why a lot of them don’t though. It would be problematic if they started speaking their minds 🙂


    PS: Which plugin are you using for the comment preview?

  3. Careful what you wish for. If a politician starts a blog then we have to hire 23 people to manage it, plus focus groups, advisory boards and so on ad nauseum. 🙂

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