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#C&AG

# cag - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Ship seized over tobacco smuggling has cost State €410,000 because Revenue can't dispose of it

The MV Shingle was seized in June 2014, when a shipment of over 32 million cigarettes and 4,000kg of tobacco was found on board.

# cag - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Government plans to post out as many water refunds as it can by Christmas

The Water Services Bill is in its final stages in the Dáil.

# cag - 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.

# cag - 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.

# cag - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Nine companies were paid more than €10m each for providing direct provision centres

Commercial businesses behind centres were paid over €250m between 2010 and 2015.

# cag - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Exactly 422,455 households have not registered with Irish Water

The report from the Comptroller & Auditor General says further funding of €1.4 billion is anticipated to be invested in 2015 and 2016.

The millions spent on that new postcode system might not even be worth it

A new report estimates that €38 million will be spent on the new Eircode system.

# cag - Friday 26 September, 2014

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013

There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.

# cag - Monday 26 May, 2014

NAMA sold 26 properties with 'no evidence of open marketing'

The state’s bad bank is also unable to say how much it takes in rental income.

# cag - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year

Meanwhile, the Public Accounts Committee has agreed to seek all relevant information about the procurement of recording equipment by both the gardaí and the Irish Prison Service.

# cag - Thursday 6 February, 2014

TD claims that evidence from garda whistleblower was 'debunked'

The PAC says it will not give Sergeant Maurice McCabe a copy of his evidence, as he requested.

# cag - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Callinan: Not in public interest to stop garda whistleblower appearing before PAC

The Garda Commissioner has dropped his threat of possible legal action as the Public Accounts Committee prepares to hear from a serving sergeant tomorrow afternoon.

# cag - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Revenue Commissioners to be questioned about financial statements

The Public Accounts Committee will be questioning the head of Revenue today.

# cag - Friday 1 June, 2012

FitzPatrick, Bradshaw and ministers could be forced to address TDs on Docklands debacle

The Public Accounts Committee chairman says he has the power to compel people to attend meetings if he deems it necessary.

# cag - Thursday 31 May, 2012

C&AG report questions decisions made by DDDA in bid for Glass Bottle site

Report highlights Dublin Dockland Development Authority’s involvement in record bid for property now valued at €45m.

# cag - Thursday 24 May, 2012

'Considerable challenge' for Nama to break even - official report

Falling house prices and disappointing rental returns mean the taxpayer may not recoup money poured into Nama, a new Government report suggests.