Public Private Partnerships in Ireland

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Based on their research in this area, Ciaran Connolly and Tony Wall discuss the impact of and attitudes towards public private partnerships (PPPs) in the island of Ireland.

ISBN:  978-0-903854-70-2
Published:  31/03/2009
Format:  Paperback, 184 pages
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Product type:  
Strategic finance and management reporting, Thought leadership
Who is this for:  Academics
Edition:  1st
Copyright date:  31/03/2009
Weight:   0.268 kg
Dimension:  157 mm X 210 mm

Although public private partnerships (PPPs) have been in operation for more than a decade, much of the evidence as to their impact is still contradictory and inconclusive, with little or no research being conducted in an Irish context. This book seeks to redress this lack of research into an important subject.

PPPs have large numbers of supporters and opponents, and its approach is likely to dominate policy for the foreseeable future in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Even in the highly unlikely event of a universal return to traditional procurement, contracts worth millions have already been signed, and over the next 25–30 years these must be paid for and managed. Consequently, it is essential that lessons are learnt from previous projects, factors for success in the PPP process are identified and good practice is shared.


  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamental Principles
  3. Policy Framework
  4. Previous Empirical Research
  5. The Views of Key Stakeholders
  6. Conclusions and Areas for Further Research
  • Appendix 1: Useful sources of Information
  • Appendix 2 Glossary of Terms
  • Appendix 3 Case Studies
  • Appendix 4 Interview Guide

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The Authors

Ciaran Connolly is Professor in Accounting at Queen's University, Belfast. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, he holds a DPhil from the University of Ulster and an MBA from Queen's University, Belfast. Ciaran's main area of research is in the field of public services, particularly the financial and performance measurement aspects of the voluntary/charitable sector.

Tony Wall joined Ulster University as a researcher in 1999; he was appointed a Lecturer in 2000 and a Senior Lecturer in 2007. His research interests include the Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnerships, performance management and intellectual capital.