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#Public Accounts Committee

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 23 June, 2017

Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to give social club bank details to management

The GRA has advised its members not to hand over this information as these accounts do not contain public funds.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

The 8 answers the Commissioner gave when asked if she had confidence in her team

Labour TD Alan Kelly said he found it “alarming” that the Garda Commissioner could not express confidence in everyone on her management team.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Head of garda HR steps down from ethics committee amid internal row

It emerged recently that one of Barrett’s colleagues questioned in a letter to the Commissioner whether he had breached the Official Secrets Act.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'It's like we're in an episode of Father Ted': Top civil servants contradict each other when questioned

Civilian members of the gardaí gave evidence in front of the Public Accounts Committee today.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 26 May, 2017

University presidents showed 'arrogance' when questioned about financial misconduct, claims TD

An RTÉ Investigates show aired last night which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.

# public-accounts-committee - Monday 15 May, 2017

Most people want Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan fired

She has faced increasing pressure in recent months following a string of controversies.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 4 May, 2017

The Garda Commissioner, the head of HR and the 'brief' two-hour meeting in Templemore

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Public Accounts Committee today and left members with more questions than answers.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Staff at liquidated charity Console still haven't been paid and it looks like they never will be

The Public Accounts Committee said there was a “moral responsibility” to pay these workers.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Angela Kerins wins big chunk of legal costs due to 'exceptional' importance of her failed case

The High Court decided that two-thirds of costs would be just.

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

'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?

The PAC report into Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book sale was being debated last night.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Michael Noonan refutes suggestion he 'acted inappropriately' over Project Eagle sale

Noonan met with senior Ceberus representatives on the eve of the bid closing date.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Martin McGuinness points finger firmly at the DUP at Public Accounts Committee hearing on Project Eagle

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland has been giving his side of the story regarding the Project Eagle debacle.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

'A PR disaster': Nama were before the PAC today, and it didn't go too well

PAC chairman Sean Fleming said he’d give the Nama directors red cards if he were a referee.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"You're a wily old fox at talking down the clock" - Noonan answers questions over Nama Project Eagle sale

Noonan’s appearance before PAC is rare for a sitting minister, though not unheard of.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

PAC to invite Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness to appear over Project Eagle sale

Finance Minister Michael Noonan agreed last night to appear before the committee.

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?

Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?

# public-accounts-committee - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Board member says if Nama was more transparent it wouldn't make as much money

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald wants Michael Noonan to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 15 September, 2016

There will be a Commission of Investigation into Nama over Project Eagle

Fianna Fáil want an inquiry to look into the Government’s strategy for Nama to “accelerate the sales process”.

# public-accounts-committee - Sunday 21 August, 2016

"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"

28-year-old Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has made a name for himself as one of the harshest critics of the OCI’s actions in Rio.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"

The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Staff at Limerick IT being paid €72,000 to 'do nothing'

“That’s absolutely crackers isn’t it? I mean it’s just bananas.”

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Nama's 'whiffy' Northern Ireland deal is to be investigated by the UK's National Crime Agency

Earlier, the Public Accounts Committee heard that a businessman who advised Nama on the sale was due to receive about £5 million from one of the failed bidders for its Northern Ireland property portfolio.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 28 May, 2015

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

Also, 62 cases of people “claiming multiple identities” cost taxpayers a LOT of money.

# public-accounts-committee - Monday 18 May, 2015

A new body aims to radically change An Garda Síochána

“The most far reaching reform of An Garda Síochána since the foundation of the State.”

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'

“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered

Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Are RTÉ presenters taking too big a bite out of TV licence fees?

The government’s communications chief was quizzed on the broadcaster’s salaries today.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

It would be 'astounding' to expect TDs to pay damages to Angela Kerins - barrister

Kerins claims she was treated unfairly by TDs serving on the committee at the time in their questioning on Rehab accounts.

# public-accounts-committee - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees' PAC

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'

The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Two thirds of the money diverted to Irish Water came from your motor tax

Representatives from the Environment Department were questioned by the committee today.

# public-accounts-committee - Saturday 24 January, 2015

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD The High Table Interview This post contains videos

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD

John McGuinness came in for a chat this week and everything from toilet paper to walking dogs came up…

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

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Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way

He’s faced accusations of self-promotion and self-interest, but the independent TD has hit back in an interview with TheJournal.ie

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 18 December, 2014

'It saddens me to be part of a parliament that brings about this grief' - Nama told

But the bad bank’s boss came out swinging against claims it was being a bully.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 11 December, 2014

NAMA's court bid to seize dead farmer's land from widow and son

The Public Accounts Committee is to seek a hearing with the widow of a farmer who took his own life two years ago.

One of Enda Kenny's biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion

John Deasy is the new vice chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 4 December, 2014

'Political interference' stopped Revenue probe into Ansbacher 'black briefcase': Whistleblower

Allegations of a major cover-up are spreading from politicians to government officials.

Mary Lou told: 'You've been doing it for a while and you need to stop'

A number the Sinn Féin TD’s colleagues have criticised her decision to name former politicians accused of tax evasion.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Can the PAC interview a whistleblower who says former politicians dodged tax?

The Public Accounts Committee is to seek further legal advice.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 7 November, 2014

Dossier of politician 'tax-dodging' claims handed to PAC

A senior civil servant has come forward with information relating to incidents that occurred over a 30-year period.