Bainistíocht na Roinne

The Acting Secretary General, Mr Noel Waters, is the senior civil servant and non-political head of the Department. The Secretary General is charged with the Department’s day-to-day management and with its non-political strategic planning and direction. He is assisted by the Department’s Management Advisory Committee.

The Secretary General is also the Department’s Accounting Officer and in this capacity is responsible for safeguarding the funds under its control and the propriety of procurement and other financial transactions, as well as for economy and efficiency in the administration of the Department generally. 

The Management Advisory Committee is chaired by the Secretary General and composed of the Assistant Secretaries. In addition, the Director General of the Irish Prison Service, the Director of the Probation Service and the head of the Department's Anti-Human Trafficking Unit are members of the MAC. Two Principal Officers, nominated by the wider group of Principal Officers in the Department, also participate in MAC.