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#Public Accounts Committee

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# public-accounts-committee - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Acting Garda Commissioner says he has 'no authority' to release report into reopening of Stepaside Garda Station

Dónall Ó Cualáin was up in front of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee this morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

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