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Background & Membership


Formerly known as the Association of Assistant Secretaries & Higher Grades, the Association is a non-unionised staff association representing the interests of its members drawn from the rank of Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary equivalent and higher, in the Irish civil service.

The Association aims to provide a forum for its members to exchange information and to discuss issues of common interest or concern and to develop a collective voice on such issues.

The Association will provide opportunities for mutual support and sharing of experience among its membership and will seek to promote and enhance innovation, leadership and reform in the Irish public service.


To join the Association, please go to our Membership Page for details and to access the relevant application form. Membership costs just €10 per fortnight and is deductible at source.

If you are already a member, please Register in order to access all areas of this website. Associate Members are entitled to register.

(Important: Registration is for those who are already members of the Association. It is NOT an application for membership.)

The Members Only area of this website is used to store documents and material intended for member use only. Registered members can access and download documents which are stored in this area of the website.