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#COmptroller and Auditor General

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - Saturday 29 September, 2018

New Department of Health headquarters were empty for over a year - costing almost €16m

The OPW entered into a lease to accommodate the HQs of the Departments of Children & Youth Affairs and Health, in addition to parts of the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform.

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.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - 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.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - 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.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - 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.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - 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.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - Thursday 23 January, 2014

'The facts as I know them': 11 things we learned from Martin Callinan's evidence to the PAC

The Garda Commissioner spent five hours giving evidence to TDs on the Public Accounts Committee today. Here’s what he told them…

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - Thursday 16 January, 2014

'Did it come from the taxpayer?': PAC chief slams Hogan's officials over Irish Water funding

A suggestion that the exchequer is not funding Irish Water drew criticism from the Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness last night.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - Monday 6 May, 2013

A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped

We have a look at how the constitution may need rewriting if the second House of the Oireachtas is binned.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - Monday 29 April, 2013

Watchdog's report into training fund finds problems with nearly €1m in spending

A €4 million training fund administered by a senior SIPTU official was used to pay for promotions, travel and hospitality.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - Monday 4 June, 2012

DDDA fiasco shows 'murky relationship between FF, developers and Anglo' - TD

Mary Lou McDonald has said that the Irish taxpayer is again being made to foot the bill for the debacle at the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - 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.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - 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.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - 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.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending

The government says proposals by Fianna Fail’s John McGuinness would hamper the government’s own plan for reforms.

# comptroller-and-auditor-general - Monday 19 September, 2011

In numbers: the Annual Report of the Comptroller & Auditor General

The State’s accountant’s annual report for 2010 shows that there is €22.7bn is left in the National Pension Reserve Fund – €10bn of that has been deposited in banks.