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#Public Accounts Committee

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Contractor at National Children’s Hospital submits 906 claims worth €446 million
# Bam
# Bam

Contractor at National Children’s Hospital submits 906 claims worth €446 million

Jul 13th 2021, 2:58 PM 29,160 Views 42 Comments

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board is spending €15 million fighting the claims.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 12 February, 2021

PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years
# Schools
# Schools

PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years

Feb 12th 2021, 4:11 PM 10,945 Views 18 Comments

A report has found that the longest arrangement for temporary schools accommodation dates back over 20 years to 2000.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Children's hospital contractor seeking extra claims totalling more than €300 million
# PAC
# PAC

Children's hospital contractor seeking extra claims totalling more than €300 million

Feb 9th 2021, 2:21 PM 24,962 Views 59 Comments

Six of the claims are more than €40 million, the committee was told.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 3 December, 2020

NAMA miscalculation caused €10 million loss to taxpayers
# Make No Mistake
# Make No Mistake

NAMA miscalculation caused €10 million loss to taxpayers

Dec 3rd 2020, 1:38 PM 27,735 Views 28 Comments

The Committee of Public Accounts has found that several errors by NAMA in the sale of its Project Nantes loans potentially lost taxpayers up to €29 million.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 28 November, 2019

'A mess from start to finish': PAC says someone must be held responsible for Oireachtas printer controversy
# Printer-gate
# Printer-gate

'A mess from start to finish': PAC says someone must be held responsible for Oireachtas printer controversy

Nov 28th 2019, 12:08 PM 17,552 Views 94 Comments

The overall cost of the project is €1.8 million, the committee heard today.

Oireachtas printer: Requirements 'neither understood nor examined' at critical stages, report finds
# Printer-gate
# Printer-gate

Oireachtas printer: Requirements 'neither understood nor examined' at critical stages, report finds

Updated Nov 28th 2019, 9:15 AM 33,175 Views 123 Comments

The printer – which is yet to be operational – has caused controversy after it emerged it cost just over €800,000.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear
# Cost Overruns
# Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,187 Views 25 Comments

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued
# Controversy
# Controversy

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 9:20 PM 41,814 Views 126 Comments

The purchase of the printer is due to be discussed by the Public Accounts Committee later this week.

This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas
# Off The Presses
# Off The Presses

This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas

Nov 26th 2019, 11:35 AM 46,743 Views 79 Comments

Structural works were needed at Leinster House to ensure the printer fit correctly in the building.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff
# Wages
# Wages

'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 8:17 PM 35,423 Views 47 Comments

The average wage an agency worker is paid is nearly €140,000.

# public-accounts-committee - Monday 30 September, 2019

PAC 'concerned' that OPW building maintenance spending jumped from expected €9m to €39.4m
# Finances
# Finances

PAC 'concerned' that OPW building maintenance spending jumped from expected €9m to €39.4m

Sep 30th 2019, 7:34 PM 16,643 Views 19 Comments

This follows the publication of the 2018 annual report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) today.

# public-accounts-committee - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment
# Rehab
# Rehab

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment

Jun 9th 2019, 2:45 PM 15,315 Views 53 Comments

In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 16 May, 2019

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs
# PAC
# PAC

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

May 16th 2019, 7:56 PM 16,378 Views 39 Comments

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget
# PAC
# PAC

Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget

May 9th 2019, 12:36 PM 46,336 Views 46 Comments

The Garda Commissioner is appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts committee for the first time today.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 12 April, 2019

Uefa 'aware' of decision to withdraw State funding from the FAI
# From The Top
From The42
# From The Top

Uefa 'aware' of decision to withdraw State funding from the FAI

Apr 12th 2019, 3:36 PM 12,485 Views 15 Comments

Sport Ireland announced on Tuesday that they were to cease providing grants to Irish football.

'We’ve about 50 clubs back - it’s not positive': Leinster clubs voice their concerns over FAI board
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

'We’ve about 50 clubs back - it’s not positive': Leinster clubs voice their concerns over FAI board

Apr 12th 2019, 12:14 PM 26,067 Views 46 Comments

Leinster Senior League chairman David Moran has called on the FAI to restore the public’s confidence in the organisation.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 29 March, 2019

Over €100k paid out in compensation to two families of prisoners who died from self-inflicted injuries
# PAC
# PAC

Over €100k paid out in compensation to two families of prisoners who died from self-inflicted injuries

Mar 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,141 Views 22 Comments

That’s according to documents provided to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Supreme Court finds PAC acted 'significantly' outside remit in questioning of former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins
# Angela Kerins
# Angela Kerins

Supreme Court finds PAC acted 'significantly' outside remit in questioning of former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins

Feb 27th 2019, 10:31 AM 37,995 Views 0 Comments

Angela Kerins had sought damages from the PAC following a 2014 hearing. The case has been adjourned until April.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board boss 'co-operating' with gardaí after Naas office raid
# Finance Audit
# Finance Audit

Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board boss 'co-operating' with gardaí after Naas office raid

Feb 21st 2019, 6:01 AM 15,845 Views 0 Comments

The raid followed on from the publication of the C&AG audit of the financial statements of the organisation.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff
# Prison Service
# Prison Service

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

Feb 15th 2019, 6:20 AM 17,139 Views 19 Comments

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 31 January, 2019

National Children's Hospital Project 'highly unlikely’ to come in under €2 billion
# National Children's Hospital
# National Children's Hospital

National Children's Hospital Project 'highly unlikely’ to come in under €2 billion

Jan 31st 2019, 1:33 PM 16,453 Views 99 Comments

The Secretary General of the HSE is unable to confirm that the cost will be below €2 billion

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Investigation into claims of 'unauthorised surveillance' in Irish prisons to finish in February
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Investigation into claims of 'unauthorised surveillance' in Irish prisons to finish in February

Jan 17th 2019, 6:11 AM 14,945 Views 0 Comments

The examination of claims by a prison officer was ordered by the Justice Minister in November.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money
# Buying Vs Rent
# Buying Vs Rent

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Dec 5th 2018, 9:10 PM 10,713 Views 23 Comments

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 30 November, 2018

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme

Nov 30th 2018, 12:24 AM 60,665 Views 99 Comments

How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process
# High Court
# High Court

Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process

Updated Nov 8th 2018, 8:17 PM 26,443 Views 53 Comments

“I note that the interview panel described the respondent as ‘eager to work and learn’. But learn at whose expense?” the judge said.

# public-accounts-committee - Saturday 29 September, 2018

New report shows that 83 of Ireland's wealthiest people pay lower rate of income tax than average worker
# High Worth Individuals
# High Worth Individuals

New report shows that 83 of Ireland's wealthiest people pay lower rate of income tax than average worker

Sep 29th 2018, 8:32 AM 25,628 Views 65 Comments

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee said people would be “shocked” by the report.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance
# THE PAC
# THE PAC

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance

Sep 26th 2018, 3:05 PM 15,453 Views 57 Comments

Questions surrounding the payment were raised at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Explainer: Why examining presidential expenses could be a problem
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

Explainer: Why examining presidential expenses could be a problem

Sep 25th 2018, 6:00 AM 27,602 Views 52 Comments

A number of people have argued that the move by the PAC is unconstitutional.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 21 September, 2018

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election?
# Aras 2018
# Aras 2018

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election?

Sep 21st 2018, 10:34 AM 18,943 Views 72 Comments

The total breakdown of Áras costs isn’t publicly available; but some have said that the timing of an inquiry is “politically motivated”.

# public-accounts-committee - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Watchdog still in talks with gardaí over members' compliance with ethics laws
# Garda College
# Garda College

Watchdog still in talks with gardaí over members' compliance with ethics laws

Jul 28th 2018, 8:30 AM 9,339 Views 16 Comments

SIPO is to develop ‘standards of best practice’ for public bodies to ensure they communicate to employees about disclosing their interests.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 21 June, 2018

A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays
# Holiday Plans
# Holiday Plans

A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays

Jun 21st 2018, 10:23 AM 57,180 Views 84 Comments

It is “a matter of immense frustration” for staff that it’s taking longer than planned to process some applications, the Public Accounts Committee has been told.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech
# TERMINAL CANCER
# TERMINAL CANCER

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech

May 16th 2018, 8:00 PM 26,816 Views 38 Comments

Vicky said CervicalCheck and her gynaecologist spent 15 months arguing over whose responsibility it was to tell her about a HSE audit.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'

May 15th 2018, 5:16 PM 12,779 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent board for the HSE.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign
# PAC
# PAC

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign

Mar 28th 2018, 8:30 PM 15,087 Views 70 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee also raised concerns about the use of “fraud” in department material.

# public-accounts-committee - Monday 26 March, 2018

Public servants in shared system overpaid an estimated €3.7 million last year
# Overpayment
# Overpayment

Public servants in shared system overpaid an estimated €3.7 million last year

Mar 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 26,939 Views 26 Comments

The National Shared Services Office provides payroll services to 124,600 public servants.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 30 November, 2017

The government isn't saying when the €13 billion from Apple will be recovered
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

The government isn't saying when the €13 billion from Apple will be recovered

Nov 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 9,366 Views 31 Comments

Collecting the money requires a “bespoke solution”, a top official said.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Dublin's most senior garda says reopening Stepaside station not his top priority
# Resources
# Resources

Dublin's most senior garda says reopening Stepaside station not his top priority

Nov 23rd 2017, 12:28 PM 17,125 Views 28 Comments

Pat Leahy said that in terms of personnel allocation, there are other areas of Dublin that he would wish to prioritise.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Ice sculpture among expenses as Department of Education spent €13k on retirement party
# Lavish Spend
# Lavish Spend

Ice sculpture among expenses as Department of Education spent €13k on retirement party

Nov 16th 2017, 7:38 PM 38,586 Views 113 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee asked about the costs involved for the retirement party of the president of Cork IT.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Apple and Google to be asked to appear before the PAC to explain their tax affairs
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Apple and Google to be asked to appear before the PAC to explain their tax affairs

Nov 9th 2017, 11:55 AM 8,070 Views 29 Comments

Google, Apple, JP Morgan, City Bank, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer will be invited to appear before a government committee.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Health watchdog boss says he was at controversial 'boycott Fair Deal Scheme' meeting
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Health watchdog boss says he was at controversial 'boycott Fair Deal Scheme' meeting

Oct 19th 2017, 2:58 PM 10,873 Views 9 Comments

Chairman of Hiqa, Brian McEnery, attended a meeting in 2015, which has sparked a potential investigation into the private nursing home sector.

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