# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 22 July, 2014
The former Rehab Group CEO has taken High Court action against the PAC.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 3 July, 2014
Former CRC chair Hamilton Goulding will attend, as will his successor Kieran Timmins.
# john-mcguinness - Friday 20 June, 2014
The action involves five hospitals in the Limerick group.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 19 June, 2014
The Public Accounts Committee will now seek talks with another Dáil committee overs its efforts to compel the former Rehab CEOs.
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.
# john-mcguinness - Saturday 14 June, 2014
John McGuinness said it wasn’t an attempt to grab headlines.
# john-mcguinness - Friday 13 June, 2014
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.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 12 June, 2014
John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.
# john-mcguinness - Sunday 25 May, 2014
The PAC Chairman said he would consider challenging Micheál Martin’s leadership if action’s not taken to address Fianna Fáil’s direction.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 22 May, 2014
Enda Kenny said that four ministers are in receipt of payments despite a pledge not to draw them.
# john-mcguinness - Friday 16 May, 2014
Solicitors for the former Rehab boss had accused the Public Accounts Committee of being biased against her.
# john-mcguinness - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
If they don’t cooperate and hand over all required information, the Committee will compel the former Rehab CEOs to appear in person.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 10 April, 2014
John McGuinness said the last time answers had to be “dragged” out of Rehab – today they want answers on public money and the group’s governance.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 3 April, 2014
The committee is due to hold further hearings on Rehab next Thursday.
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.
The Public Accounts Committee has discussed the latest developments at the Rehab Group, including the retirement of its CEO Angela Kerins, this morning.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 27 March, 2014
The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has said the committee is likely to seek information from the gardaí and the Department of Justice on the systems used to record calls in and out of garda stations.
# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 13 March, 2014
At a meeting this morning, the committee noted that it has received a letter from the solicitors acting on behalf of the developer John Kelly.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 6 March, 2014
Meanwhile, the Tánaiste called on former Rehab CEO Frank Flannery to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.
# john-mcguinness - Friday 28 February, 2014
The PAC said it could be Tuesday before they have legal clarity on whether they can publish salary figures.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 27 February, 2014
John McGuinness says a female garda was warned off pursuing a claim of sexual harassment within the force.
TDs aren’t happy about the warning.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 13 February, 2014
The Dáil’s public spending watchdog has been asked by Lucinda Creighton to examine how political parties spend public money.
“There is nothing in this transcript that’s going to change the world or blow our minds,” the Public Accounts Committee heard this morning.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 6 February, 2014
Thousands of euro in expenses on food, drink and entertainment were racked up by the Docklands agency during the mid-2000s.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 30 January, 2014
Member of the Public Accounts Committee queried what record will be kept of their private meeting with a serving Garda sergeant later today.
# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 28 January, 2014
Justice Minister Alan Shatter asked the Garda Ombudsman to investigate the penalty points controversy last night in light of recent developments.
But Maurice McCabe’s possible appearance before members of the Public Accounts Committee could yet end-up in the courts.
# john-mcguinness - Monday 27 January, 2014
An ambulance chaser or an indispensable public spending watchdog? The Public Accounts Committee’s work and role is coming under increasing scrutiny from its own members.
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 23 January, 2014
The Garda Commissioner spent five hours giving evidence to TDs on the Public Accounts Committee today. Here’s what he told them…
A deadline of 31 March has been set for the completion of the report, after which staff will face another grilling by the Public Accounts Committee.
The Garda Commissioner has said he will take legal advice over the appearance of two garda whistleblowers before the PAC over the penalty points controversy.
An Oireachtas committee is attempting to get to the bottom of how and why some motorists had penalty points cancelled.
# john-mcguinness - Friday 17 January, 2014
“You feel disgusted and saddened, but not just for yourself and your child, you feel for the staff of the CRC, they’re so amazing, they work so hard.”
# john-mcguinness - Thursday 16 January, 2014
The Public Accounts Committee has uncovered new details about payments and other expenditure at the Central Remedial Clinic.
A suggestion that the exchequer is not funding Irish Water drew criticism from the Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness last night.
# john-mcguinness - Wednesday 15 January, 2014
The Public Accounts Committee will hear further details about the top-up scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic tomorrow morning.
# john-mcguinness - Monday 13 January, 2014
The chair of the Public Accounts Committee said he is “appalled” by the news that documents related to the bank guarantee have gone missing in the Department of Finance.
# john-mcguinness - Tuesday 24 December, 2013
The chair of the Public Accounts Committee said he found the manner in which the information was released into the public domain by the hospital “shocking”.