Paul Lemass

Assistant Secretary

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science


Paul Lemass joined the Department of further and Higher Education Research Innovation and Science in August 2022 as Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for Corporate Services and Capital Programmes.  Prior to this he was Assistant Secretary General in the Department of Housing responsible for Housing Policy including the development of Housing for All.  He has also served as Assistant Secretary Local Government and as Environment Counsellor in the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union.  He joined the civil service in 2008, prior to which he worked in construction, production and management consulting.  He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCD and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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