The proposal to charge for excessive use of water under the Water Services Act, 2007 is not credible.
Our goal is to promote better economic, social and environmental policies.
We do this by carrying out independent research and communicating the results to make it as easy as possible for interested citizens to understand the choices involved in addressing public policy issues and their implications.
We passionately believe in the value of evidence in helping to make the right policy choices. Evidence does not answer all the questions – some issues are ultimately matters for political decision – but there is much to be learned from experience in Ireland and elsewhere.
We are independent and have no party political view and are not aligned with any sectional interest.
Professor Frank Convery
Chairman of Publicpolicy.ie.
Dr Donal de Buitléir
Director of Publicpolicy.ie
Mr Colm Farrell
Ms Helen Cosgrove
Administrator & Events Manager
Professor Peter Clinch
Vice-President for Innovation, UCD
Ms Anne Maher
Former CEO of the Pensions Board
Mr Sean Moriarty
Former Head of Tax Administration and Consumption Taxes Division, OECD.
Mr Cormac O’Dea
Institute for Fiscal Studies, London
Professor Yvonne Scannell
School of Law, Trinity College
Ms Bride Rosney
Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
Ms Mary Walsh
Independent member of the National Economic and Social Council.
Dr Paul Redmond
Ms Jessica Worth
We are an independent organisation fully funded by Atlantic Philanthropies.