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# COmptroller and Auditor General

Last year
Ireland's Apple escrow fund lost €259 million in value last year
PAC chair Brian Stanley says C&AG report shows ‘taxpayer is failing to achieve value for money’
All time
Exchequer spent estimated €17.1 billion as a result of Covid-19 in pandemic's first year
Nursing home accommodation costs 62% more in public residences than in private alternatives
New Department of Health headquarters were empty for over a year - costing almost €16m
Ship seized over tobacco smuggling has cost State €410,000 because Revenue can't dispose of it
Public servants in shared system overpaid an estimated €3.7 million last year
Nine companies were paid more than €10m each for providing direct provision centres
Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year
6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner
Callinan: Not in public interest to stop garda whistleblower appearing before PAC
'The facts as I know them': 11 things we learned from Martin Callinan's evidence to the PAC
'Did it come from the taxpayer?': PAC chief slams Hogan's officials over Irish Water funding
A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped
Watchdog's report into training fund finds problems with nearly €1m in spending
DDDA fiasco shows 'murky relationship between FF, developers and Anglo' - TD
FitzPatrick, Bradshaw and ministers could be forced to address TDs on Docklands debacle
C&AG report questions decisions made by DDDA in bid for Glass Bottle site
'Considerable challenge' for Nama to break even - official report
Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending
In numbers: the Annual Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General