23 December, 2013.
Dermot McCarthy, former Secretary General to the Department of the Taoiseach, has been appointed to the National Panel of PeopleTalk by the Jesuit Provincial. He will also be joining the Management Team. Some years ago, when he was a senior public servant with pressing concerns on his mind, he was willing to give the time and attention necessary to participate in the Dialogue on Democracy Seminar - an exercies which lead to the publication of 'Democracy and Public Happiness' by edmond Grace [I.P.A., 2007.] and eventually to the emergence of PeopleTalk. Not only does Dermot bring to the project his wide experience of public service, he was one of the earliest participants in the PeopleTalk process.