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#Public Accounts Committee

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal
# Tickets
# Tickets

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal

Aug 29th 2017, 7:19 PM 13,467 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

'It's time for her to go': TDs call for Commissioner to step down over Templemore scandal
# PAC
# PAC

'It's time for her to go': TDs call for Commissioner to step down over Templemore scandal

Jul 18th 2017, 5:32 PM 26,415 Views 119 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee released its damning report today on financial irregularities at the garda college.

# public-accounts-committee - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight
# Analysis
# Analysis

Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight

Jun 24th 2017, 7:15 AM 13,667 Views 47 Comments

The Commissioner faced a gruelling session at the Public Accounts Committee this week but she let TDs know she is not going anywhere.

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

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

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

Jun 23rd 2017, 6:01 AM 25,194 Views 95 Comments

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
# Yes Or No
# Yes Or No

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

Jun 21st 2017, 1:08 PM 27,745 Views 38 Comments

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
# Templemore
# Templemore

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

Jun 13th 2017, 10:32 AM 18,087 Views 22 Comments

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
# Follow The Money
# Follow The Money

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

May 31st 2017, 9:31 PM 43,734 Views 66 Comments

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
# Misleading Information
# Misleading Information

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

May 26th 2017, 10:56 AM 17,867 Views 27 Comments

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
# Templemore
# Templemore

Most people want Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan fired

May 15th 2017, 11:35 PM 13,956 Views 51 Comments

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
# Accountability
# Accountability

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

May 4th 2017, 9:02 PM 31,193 Views 59 Comments

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
# Moral Responsibility
# Moral Responsibility

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

Apr 13th 2017, 2:46 PM 12,803 Views 0 Comments

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
# Rehab
# Rehab

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

Apr 5th 2017, 2:31 PM 22,392 Views 63 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Mar 30th 2017, 9:43 AM 26,901 Views 65 Comments

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
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

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

Mar 14th 2017, 1:20 PM 8,348 Views 60 Comments

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
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

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

Nov 16th 2016, 2:18 PM 8,278 Views 33 Comments

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
# Red Card
# Red Card

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

Oct 18th 2016, 3:36 PM 17,884 Views 32 Comments

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
# Pac Man
# Pac Man

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

Oct 6th 2016, 4:30 PM 24,582 Views 69 Comments

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
# NAMA
# NAMA

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

Sep 21st 2016, 10:07 PM 6,716 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 21st 2016, 8:38 PM 13,212 Views 39 Comments

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
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

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

Sep 18th 2016, 1:07 PM 11,781 Views 54 Comments

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
# Noonan And The PAC
# Noonan And The PAC

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

Sep 15th 2016, 7:50 PM 10,893 Views 59 Comments

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"
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

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

Aug 21st 2016, 7:45 AM 54,299 Views 0 Comments

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"
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

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

Jan 27th 2016, 12:13 PM 16,894 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Surplus To Requirements
# Surplus To Requirements

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

Sep 24th 2015, 1:55 PM 32,957 Views 61 Comments

“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
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

Jul 9th 2015, 9:48 PM 15,417 Views 43 Comments

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
# Chaotic Delays
# Chaotic Delays

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

Jun 11th 2015, 12:37 PM 12,288 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

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

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments
# Social Welfare Fraud
# Social Welfare Fraud

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

May 28th 2015, 1:19 PM 22,079 Views 84 Comments

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
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

A new body aims to radically change An Garda Síochána

May 18th 2015, 11:57 AM 12,406 Views 53 Comments

“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'
# Siteserv Review
# Siteserv Review

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

May 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 42,003 Views 103 Comments

“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
# Graphic
# Graphic

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

May 12th 2015, 10:56 AM 13,780 Views 39 Comments

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?
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

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

May 7th 2015, 1:26 PM 14,559 Views 72 Comments

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
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

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

Mar 24th 2015, 6:00 AM 18,967 Views 0 Comments

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
# PAC

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 3:57 PM 13,985 Views 31 Comments

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
# Financial Mystery Tour
# Financial Mystery Tour

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

Feb 5th 2015, 2:00 PM 29,290 Views 133 Comments

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
# The High Table Interview

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

Jan 24th 2015, 10:30 AM 8,125 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 24th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,690 Views 32 Comments

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
# Bad Bank
# Bad Bank

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

Dec 18th 2014, 5:14 PM 14,714 Views 28 Comments

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
# Bad Bank
# Bad Bank

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

Dec 11th 2014, 11:10 AM 14,035 Views 0 Comments

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
# Keep Your Friends Close...
# Keep Your Friends Close...

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

Dec 11th 2014, 10:40 AM 11,830 Views 49 Comments

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
# Ansbacher Allegations
# Ansbacher Allegations

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

Dec 4th 2014, 3:22 PM 14,988 Views 102 Comments

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