The National Risk Assessment (NRA) was first published in 2014 and provides for the identification, discussion and consideration of significant strategic risks facing Ireland over the short, medium and long term.
It is vital to learn from the mistakes of the past and the NRA process was introduced to ensure that the Government and wider society encourage and participate in horizon-scanning discussions to ensure that we identify risks early and can robustly prepare for them.
The NRA process has called attention to various risks that subsequently became major issues for Irish society, including Brexit, risks around housing supply and pandemics.
While not intended to replicate or displace the detailed risk management processes that are conducted within government departments and agencies, the NRA process aims to provide a systematic overview of strategic risks that can form an important and inclusive part of the overall process of risk management.
Copies of NRA reports from 2017 to 2019 can be viewed by clicking on this link.
The next iteration of the NRA is currently under development by the Department and is expected to be published later this year.