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# Accounting Error

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# Accounting Error
PAC chair blasts “whitewash” report into €3.6bn accounting error
Both internal and external reports on the accounting mistake were discussed at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee.
# Accounting Error
Finance chief to meet with PAC over €3.6bn accounting error
Two leaked reports into the €3.6 billion discrepancy in the government’s debt figures have recommended that statistics be compiled by the Central Statistics Office and not the Department of Finance.
# Accounting Error
Report on €3.6 billion accounting error may be published next week
Both an internal investigation and external review have been completed, with Michael Noonan now left to seek government approval.
# Accounting Error
External review of €3.6bn accounting error "under way" - Noonan
The minister says he hopes to publish the results of internal and external inquiries into the error – depending on legal advice.
# Kevin Cardiff
Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply
The post of Secretary-General at the Department of Finance requires “effective management” and “excellent co-ordination” with key agencies such as… the NTMA.
# Court of Auditors
Kevin Cardiff misses EU job by one vote
Ireland’s nominee for the European Court of Auditors, Kevin Cardiff, was given a tough time at the Committee on Budgetary Control today.
# Kevin Cardiff
Kevin Cardiff to be grilled by MEPs over European job
The Department of Finance head has been nominated to the EU Court of Auditors amid controversy over a €3.6billion error in the State accounts.
# Accounting Error
Government won't intervene over Kevin Cardiff appointment to top EU job
Cardiff, who was the Department of Finance chief at the time of the €3.6 billion accounting error, is in line for a salary of over €180,000
# Blunder
EU official hits out at Kevin Cardiff over €3.6bn accounting blunder
MEP Marta Andreasen has said the outgoing Finance head is not suitable for a position on the European Court of Auditors.
# Accounting Error
Dept of Finance, CSO and NTMA officials face questioning over 'accounting error'
The department’s secretary-general, due to take up a position with an EU fiscal watchdog next year, is to appear before the PAC today.
# Accounting Error
Department of Finance was told about the €3.6bn mistake last year - but did nothing
Michael Noonan has announced a review will be carried out to determine how the “humiliating schoolboy error” was made and why it was ignored.
# Accounting Error
PAC chair criticises Dept of Finance 'culture of ignoring outside sources' over €3.6bn error
John McGuinness wants a “comprehensive explanation” for accounting error in which €3.6bn of state funds was counted twice.
# Accounting Error
State 'no better or worse' off as result of €3.6bn accounting error, says CSO
The Central Statistics Office says that a €3.6 billion accounting error in the state finances is due to the figure being mistakenly treated as “external borrowings”.
# accounting
Ireland's finances €3.6bn better than thought - due to accounting error
A figure of €3.6 billion passed between State agencies was accidentally counted twice – creating an accounting error equal to 2.3 per cent of GDP.