Our Mission

The Department’s mission is to manage Government finances and play a central role in the achievement of the Government’s economic and social goals having regard to the Programme for a Partnership Government. In this way we will play a leadership role in the improvement of the standards of living of all Irish citizens.

Our Values

In order for the successful delivery of our Mission, the provision of a high standard of advice to our Ministers and Government and to achieve our objectives, it is important that we have a shared set of values. These shared values drive behaviour and define a culture that supports our efforts to deliver in a professional, efficient, fair and balanced manner.

The values of integrity, objectivity, impartiality, openness, accountability and respect are the code to which the Department subscribes, and these are aligned with those standards as reflected in the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviours, the Code of Ethics and the Civil Service Renewal Plan, to which all Civil Servants are held. Staff must familiarise themselves with all the codes, rules and legislation governing the Civil Service.


Our Goals

In pursuing our mission, the Department is working for the period 2017 to 2020 towards achieving the following Strategic Goals:

  1. A sustainable macroeconomic environment and sound public finances.
  2. A balanced and equitable economy enabled by a vibrant, secure and well regulated financial sector.


Read our full Statement of Strategy 2017-2020 by clicking on the link below.