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Thank you for taking the time to visit the Office of Public Works website.
In March 2011, I was appointed as a Minister of State by the Taoiseach. My responsibilities are as follows:
The OPW manages State property and State Buildings throughout the country. It has approximately 2,000 employees in more than 100 locations around Ireland. The OPW is one of the oldest State bodies in Ireland, having been originally established in August 1831. The OPW's mission is - to use our experience and expertise in our mandated areas of operation to provide innovative, effective and sustainable shared services to the public and our clients. The core functional areas of the Office of Public Works (OPW) relate to Flood Risk Management, Procurement and Estate Portfolio Management.
OPW is an operational arm of Government. The main functions of the Office are:
Thanks again for visiting this site. I hope you find your visit useful and if you have any queries regarding any items on this site please call our Public Relations Department at 046 942 6159.
Brian Hayes , T.D.