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#Public Accounts Committee

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

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

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

Dec 4th 2014, 10:55 AM 17,530 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Dossier
# Dossier

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

Nov 20th 2014, 2:02 PM 5,134 Views 35 Comments

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
# Dodgy Dossier
# Dodgy Dossier

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

Nov 7th 2014, 10:51 PM 27,459 Views 0 Comments

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

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing

Oct 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,583 Views 21 Comments

Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree

Oct 28th 2014, 12:45 PM 9,311 Views 29 Comments

Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...

Oct 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,746 Views 27 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 23 October, 2014

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:02 AM 11,991 Views 45 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Bono in the Dáil? TDs to probe 'inappropriate' property deal with U2
# The Sweetest Deal
# The Sweetest Deal

Bono in the Dáil? TDs to probe 'inappropriate' property deal with U2

Oct 16th 2014, 1:17 PM 12,827 Views 26 Comments

“In that area, €450,000 wouldn’t be worth a semi-detached residence.”

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 10 October, 2014

John McGuinness has 'no response' to being told to step down as PAC chair
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

John McGuinness has 'no response' to being told to step down as PAC chair

Oct 10th 2014, 3:27 PM 14,013 Views 37 Comments

But Mary Lou McDonald has been quick to come to his defence.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family
# PAC
# PAC

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family

Oct 2nd 2014, 6:40 PM 21,646 Views 23 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

PAC grilling of Angela Kerins was fair, says PAC chairman
# Rehab
# Rehab

PAC grilling of Angela Kerins was fair, says PAC chairman

Jul 22nd 2014, 11:33 AM 4,259 Views 0 Comments

The former Rehab Group CEO has taken High Court action against the PAC.

# public-accounts-committee - Monday 21 July, 2014

Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry

Jul 21st 2014, 7:20 PM 12,462 Views 0 Comments

Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

PAC told they can't force Flannery and Kerins to come before it
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

PAC told they can't force Flannery and Kerins to come before it

Jul 16th 2014, 11:06 PM 8,146 Views 49 Comments

The former Rehab Group CEOs refused to appear before the committee in April.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 3 July, 2014

'We knew we’d overstepped the mark' - former CRC Chair admits ignoring HSE
# Not Perfect
# Not Perfect

'We knew we’d overstepped the mark' - former CRC Chair admits ignoring HSE

Jul 3rd 2014, 9:55 PM 13,970 Views 11 Comments

TD Simon Harris said that the Clinic’s board showed “blatant disregard” for the HSE when it hired Brian Conlan.

The CRC hasn't asked for Paul Kiely to repay part of his €742K pay-out... yet
# Salary Top-ups
# Salary Top-ups

The CRC hasn't asked for Paul Kiely to repay part of his €742K pay-out... yet

Jul 3rd 2014, 1:37 PM 8,223 Views 22 Comments

During today’s PAC meeting, Shane Ross questioned how the HSE could not know about the CRC’s charitable wing. He said it took him just 20 minutes to discover its existence.

PAC will be discussing the CRC today, but who is going to turn up?
# One Out Of Four Aint Bad
# One Out Of Four Aint Bad

PAC will be discussing the CRC today, but who is going to turn up?

Jul 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 3,589 Views 5 Comments

Former CRC chair Hamilton Goulding will attend, as will his successor Kieran Timmins.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 26 June, 2014

It turns out the Mahon Tribunal is going to cost less than was previously thought*
# Small Mercies
# Small Mercies

It turns out the Mahon Tribunal is going to cost less than was previously thought*

Jun 26th 2014, 12:06 PM 5,428 Views 24 Comments

*Though it’s still a whopping €159 million.

Ex-CRC chief "extremely ill", unable to answer questions about €742k pay-off
# PAC
# PAC

Ex-CRC chief "extremely ill", unable to answer questions about €742k pay-off

Jun 26th 2014, 10:47 AM 14,522 Views 79 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is due to hold further hearings on the scandal hit disability clinic next week.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 19 June, 2014

PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins
# Rehab
# Rehab

PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins

Jun 19th 2014, 5:30 PM 7,058 Views 35 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee will now seek talks with another Dáil committee overs its efforts to compel the former Rehab CEOs.

'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment

Jun 19th 2014, 4:55 PM 17,069 Views 23 Comments

John O’Brien, the former head of the Garda Traffic Corps, told the PAC that GSOC failed to act on foot of a report he carried out on the penalty points system in 2008.

Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed

Jun 19th 2014, 1:30 PM 5,584 Views 12 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee was also told that about 130,000 more cars were taxed this year following an end to the practice where vehicles could be declared as “off-road” after the fact.

PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today

Jun 19th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,676 Views 8 Comments

What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?

# public-accounts-committee - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit
# PAC
# PAC

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit

Jun 14th 2014, 1:56 PM 7,502 Views 44 Comments

John McGuinness said it wasn’t an attempt to grab headlines.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 13 June, 2014

Down Syndrome Ireland worried discretionary medical cards won't be returned as promised
# Promises
# Promises

Down Syndrome Ireland worried discretionary medical cards won't be returned as promised

Jun 13th 2014, 3:34 PM 4,824 Views 10 Comments

It was outlined in the Dáil yesterday that discretionary medical cards won’t be returned until Cabinet comes up with a ‘legal formula’.

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call
# Awkward
# Awkward

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call

Jun 13th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,176 Views 53 Comments

John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

Jun 12th 2014, 4:50 PM 9,737 Views 28 Comments

John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.

PAC's attempts to question Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins 'nobbled'
# Rehab
# Rehab

PAC's attempts to question Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins 'nobbled'

Jun 12th 2014, 11:05 AM 6,029 Views 36 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee will now seek outside legal advice as it continues efforts to compel former Rehab executives to come before it.

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Jun 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 8,328 Views 13 Comments

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 6 June, 2014

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

Jun 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,457 Views 27 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 16 May, 2014

'This isn't anything personal': PAC denies accusation of bias against Angela Kerins
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

'This isn't anything personal': PAC denies accusation of bias against Angela Kerins

May 16th 2014, 11:00 PM 11,992 Views 52 Comments

Solicitors for the former Rehab boss had accused the Public Accounts Committee of being biased against her.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 8 May, 2014

John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation
# Job Done
# Job Done

John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation

May 8th 2014, 2:28 PM 9,206 Views 15 Comments

Moran said his main objective was for Ireland to exit the Troika bailout and we’ve done that now.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

The most senior official in Michael Noonan's department has resigned
# Gone
# Gone

The most senior official in Michael Noonan's department has resigned

May 7th 2014, 10:46 PM 29,183 Views 58 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that it was with “great regret” that he accepted Moran’s resignation as secretary general of the Department of Finance this morning.

# public-accounts-committee - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Here are the letters Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery sent to PAC
# Legal Letters
# Legal Letters

Here are the letters Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery sent to PAC

May 6th 2014, 8:36 PM 17,468 Views 53 Comments

Kerins’s solicitor says the former CEO of Rehab was hopitalised after her last appearance.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Gardaí investigate employees at Burton's department over €1.2m claims
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí investigate employees at Burton's department over €1.2m claims

May 1st 2014, 7:10 PM 20,290 Views 59 Comments

It is alleged that the employees were making payments to a number of individuals that were “not appropriate”.

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery to be forced before PAC after they 'throw kitchen sink' at committee
# Compellability
# Compellability

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery to be forced before PAC after they 'throw kitchen sink' at committee

May 1st 2014, 10:48 AM 11,680 Views 32 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is seeking powers of compellability in the case of the two former CEOs at the disability organisation.

# public-accounts-committee - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The PAC is having another meeting about Rehab later - but you're not allowed to watch it
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

The PAC is having another meeting about Rehab later - but you're not allowed to watch it

Apr 16th 2014, 12:00 PM 3,936 Views 11 Comments

Members of the Public Accounts Committee will discuss the ongoing controversy at Rehab and whether they should compel its former CEOs, Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins, later today.

# public-accounts-committee - Monday 14 April, 2014

Bus Éireann: We treat corruption claims with the utmost gravity
# Kickbacks
# Kickbacks

Bus Éireann: We treat corruption claims with the utmost gravity

Apr 14th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,620 Views 14 Comments

The company said it will publish the content of an affidavit in which a whistleblower claimed managers took ‘kickbacks’ in return for guaranteeing school bus route contracts.

# public-accounts-committee - Friday 11 April, 2014

"Badly damaged": 8 uneasy facts exposed by Rehab's turn at PAC
# Tell Us More
# Tell Us More

"Badly damaged": 8 uneasy facts exposed by Rehab's turn at PAC

Apr 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 15,249 Views 28 Comments

Missing policies, a tussle between public and private, nice earners and losing touch with the frontline: it’s not pretty.

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 10 April, 2014

The curious case of the CEO and the coffin business
# Wood You Believe
# Wood You Believe

The curious case of the CEO and the coffin business

Apr 10th 2014, 11:20 PM 35,350 Views 58 Comments

Angela Kerins, her family and Rehab’s relationship with Complete Eco Solutions is under scrutiny again. What is it all about?

Kerins and Flannery legal threats to Rehab not to reveal finances
# Keep Mum
# Keep Mum

Kerins and Flannery legal threats to Rehab not to reveal finances

Apr 10th 2014, 12:05 PM 11,672 Views 73 Comments

Solicitors’ letters were fired off to the charity group last night.