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#PAC

# pac - 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.

# pac - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Nama says it acted in the "interest of the Irish taxpayers" at all times during Project Eagle sale

Nama chairman Frank Daly is appearing before the PAC this afternoon.

# pac - 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?

# pac - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

# pac - 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.

# pac - 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.

# pac - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

High Court: "Intense and unrelenting stress" led to hospitalisation of Angela Kerins

The former CEO of Rehab’s damages case against the Public Accounts Committee continues today.

# pac - Friday 15 July, 2016

HSE found out Console charity status was withdrawn through media reports

The HSE has come under extreme pressure over the Console controversy.

# pac - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

"Shane Ross doesn't take no for an answer" - court hears Dáil committee had no remit to ask about Angela Kerins' salary

Earlier the High Court heard that former Rehab CEO Kerins ‘self-harmed’ after her infamous PAC hearing in February 2014.

# pac - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse'

Tony O’Brien is in front of the Public Accounts Committee today to answer questions about abuse in a foster home in Waterford.

# pac - Friday 29 January, 2016

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.

# pac - 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.

# pac - Sunday 24 January, 2016

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities HSE

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities

The foster child, who cannot speak, lived at the foster home in the southeast for 20 years between 1989 and 2009.

# pac - Friday 2 October, 2015

Councils turned down around 4,000 social housing units offered by Nama

The news emerged as Nama’s chief executive appeared before the Public Account’s Committee

# pac - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Longboat Quay residents will still have to find '€2 million' for repairs after final offer of help

The Authority said it would contribute some of the costs.

Wallace claims about 'Project Eagle' trashed by Nama as “utterly disingenuous”

Nama executives fought back against claims by the Wexford TD.

# pac - 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.”

# pac - 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.

# pac - 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.

# pac - 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.

# pac - 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.”

# pac - Friday 15 May, 2015

Alan Dukes says remarks on IBRC management were "misleading"

He said that a Department of Finance official showed a “lack of understanding” of the significance of the nationalisation of Anglo.

# pac - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'

“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”

# pac - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered

Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.

# pac - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Enda: The government has 'nothing to hide' about Siteserv deal

Yesterday Enda Kenny said the C&AG had the power to carry out an investigation, but it turns out he doesn’t.

# pac - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

It would be 'astounding' to expect TDs to pay damages to Angela Kerins - barrister

Kerins claims she was treated unfairly by TDs serving on the committee at the time in their questioning on Rehab accounts.

# pac - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees' PAC

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'

The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.

# pac - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Two thirds of the money diverted to Irish Water came from your motor tax

Representatives from the Environment Department were questioned by the committee today.

# pac - Saturday 24 January, 2015

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD The High Table Interview This post contains videos

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD

John McGuinness came in for a chat this week and everything from toilet paper to walking dogs came up…

# pac - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way Publicity Seeker This post contains videos

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way

He’s faced accusations of self-promotion and self-interest, but the independent TD has hit back in an interview with TheJournal.ie

# pac - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Government could have saved €1 million on hotel to house homeless families

A €4 million bid is being considered for a Nama hotel in Tallaght. It could have been taken off the market for €3 million back in 2012.

# pac - Thursday 11 December, 2014

One of Enda Kenny's biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion

John Deasy is the new vice chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

# pac - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Mary Lou told: 'You've been doing it for a while and you need to stop'

A number the Sinn Féin TD’s colleagues have criticised her decision to name former politicians accused of tax evasion.

Who's going to investigate the tax evasion claims now?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# pac - Thursday 27 November, 2014

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# pac - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Mick Wallace: Nóirín O'Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan's shoulder

The Dáil has been discussing the appointment of O’Sullivan as the new Garda Commissioner.

# pac - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993 Political Nostalgia This post contains videos

# pac - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Can the PAC interview a whistleblower who says former politicians dodged tax?

The Public Accounts Committee is to seek further legal advice.

# pac - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate

The Public Accounts Committee has been told it cannot investigate a dossier containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians.