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# Public Accounts Committee

Last month
November 2023
RTÉ u-turns on their request to provide Kelly-Forbes note to PAC in private
RTÉ has provided the documents to the committee today which were discussed during a private session.
PAC refuse RTÉ's request to bring Kelly-Forbes note to committee in private
The committee’s chair, TD Brian Stanley, said this is PAC’s “final decision” on the matter.
RTÉ offers Kelly-Forbes note to PAC provided it is not published or discussed in public session
It is understood that a number of PAC members are in favour of seeking powers of compellability.
This year
'Apparent discrepancy' discovered in horseracing board's payments to jockey funds
It amounts to a discrepancy of almost €50,000 across three organisations.
RTÉ will run out of cash early next spring without financial bailout, Bakhurst says
RTÉ Director General Kevin Bakhurst says the trend of licence fee payments is down 30%.
PAC chair Brian Stanley says C&AG report shows ‘taxpayer is failing to achieve value for money’
Stanley said it is ‘difficult to put into context the level of expenditure that is being lost by the state each year and the level of potential revenue that is being forgone’.
Taoiseach says RTÉ should share all documents but can understand if it legally can't do so
Public Accounts Committee chairman Brian Stanley said politicians want the details of any ‘hefty’ payments to outgoing executives.
RTÉ board given second Grant Thornton report on payments to Tubridy
The first report had found that RTÉ underdeclared presenter Ryan Tubridy’s earnings.
Ryan Tubridy's Public Accounts Committee appearance most viewed Oireachtas event ever
Before the RTÉ debacle made its way into the Houses of the Oireachtas, the John Delaney and FAI saga was one of the most viewed events on Oireachtas TV.
The Explainer: How do Oireachtas committees work, and how did Tubridy end up in front of one?
Presenter Laura Byrne is joined this week by Gavan Reilly, political correspondent with Virgin Media News, to look behind the scenes at Oireachtas committees, from the grandstanding to the selection process, as well as to analyse previous appearances by John Delaney, Angela Kerins, and – of course – Ryan Tubridy.
RTÉ's new boss orders review of exit packages after confusion over lack of sign-off
The Public Accounts Committee was told a package for former RTÉ chief financial Officer Breda O’Keeffe was not signed off by the full executive board.
Bakhurst: 'Not appropriate' for Dave Fanning to compare Tubridy hearing to 'Nuremberg trial'
Fanning has since apologised “unreservedly” for the comment.
Bakhurst: RTÉ payments controversy 'one of the most shameful episodes in organisation's history'
The new director general of RTÉ will appear before the Public Accounts Committee today.
Tubridy tells TDs he wants to 'get back on radio as soon as possible'
RTÉ’s new director general has said that the presenter’s ‘reputation has been undermined’ by the ongoing controversy.
PAC to invite Ryan Tubridy, Noel Kelly and Dee Forbes to meeting, and threatens to compel them
Brian Stanley, the committee’s chair, said he expects them to attend.
PAC warns Metrolink cost must not exceed €9.5 billion
The committee is concerned at the wide range of cost estimates and lengthy timeline.
Inland Fisheries Ireland to come before Public Accounts Committee over 'issues of concern'
The vice-chair of the PAC said there are “more than a dozen issues of concern” in the state agency’s annual report.
Pressure on RTÉ execs to provide PAC with copies of bank accounts and contracts
Significant lines of questioning at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday focused on the labelling of invoices as “consultancy fees”.
Five things we learned from RTÉ's appearance at the Public Accounts Committee
Senior executives at the broadcaster were grilled about an ongoing payments scandal.
Analysis: If RTÉ is to survive this scandal it must focus on public-interest only from now on
DCU’s Dr Eileen Culloty looks at how RTÉ could move on from the current controversies and embrace a future model of true public service.
Investigation launched at Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board over 'grave' financial issue
The ‘bombshell’ admission was made to members of the Public Accounts Committee this morning.
Chair of RTÉ board commits to publishing list of top 100 earners 'as soon as practically possible'
RTÉ representatives are currently appearing before the Public Accounts Committee.
Investigation launched at Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board over 'grave' financial issue
The ‘bombshell’ admission was made to members of the Public Accounts Committee this morning.
Senior RTÉ execs appear before Oireachtas Media Committee over payments controversy
Four members of RTÉ’s Executive Board faced questions at the Oireachtas Media Committee this afternoon.
Crucial 48 hours in RTÉ payments saga as senior figures set to face two Oireachtas panels
RTÉ released a 9-page statement yesterday outlining its understanding of how Ryan Tubridy received the payments.
PAC mulls inviting Tubridy as it takes steps towards compelling execs to attend
RTÉ will appear before the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday.
Over 100 faulty ventilators ordered by HSE in March 2020 still in storage amid legal dispute
The HSE is currently seeking to recoup €22.3 million for faulty and undelivered ventilators.
‘Real arms race’ between cyber attackers and defending Irish health system, Committee hears
PAC heard that 32,000 letters had been issued in recent weeks topeople affected by the HSE cyber attack.
Public Accounts Committee to probe whether Government hid information about nursing home charges
The committee is meeting this afternoon to discuss the strategy.
Last year
Lottery regulator defends the operator's spending of €122m in unclaimed prizes on advertising
The National Lottery regulator said she believes that this was the state’s intention when the licensing was agreed.
Irish greyhound racing industry is closer to a breeding industry, PAC hears
Greyhound Racing Ireland spoke at the Public Accounts Committee today as its financial statements were examined.
Public Accounts Committee to examine financial statements of An Bord Pleanála
The planning body received €19.2 million in Exchequer funding in 2020 and recorded a net deficit of €2.6 million the same year.
RTÉ must reduce reliance on state funding, says Public Accounts Committee
The committee has expressed concern at delays in the publication of a report from the Future of Media Commission.
Nearly fivefold increase in the number of complaints to the Passport Office this year
Complaints relate to the long delays as well as citizenship issues.
Inflation to increase National Children’s Hospital costs by €51 million
Members of the board of the Children’s Hospital appeared before the Public Accounts Committee today.
Public Accounts Committee will not consider leaked details of Department of Health meeting
The Sunday Business Post first reported details of a recorded meeting between Department of Health officials in January.
Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision
The PAC has made a number of recommendations on the system.
All time
Contractor at National Children’s Hospital submits 906 claims worth €446 million
The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board is spending €15 million fighting the claims.
PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years
A report has found that the longest arrangement for temporary schools accommodation dates back over 20 years to 2000.
Children's hospital contractor seeking extra claims totalling more than €300 million
Six of the claims are more than €40 million, the committee was told.