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#PAC

# pac - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Secretary General on tax dossier: 'No effort would have been made to suppress information'

Enda Kenny addressed the latest claims in the Dáil this afternoon.

# pac - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Bruton: Politician tax-dodging claims were probed by Mahon and Moriarty

A file containing allegations of tax evasion against a number of former politicians – including ministers – is being examined by the Public Accounts Committee.

# pac - Friday 7 November, 2014

Dossier of politician 'tax-dodging' claims handed to PAC

A senior civil servant has come forward with information relating to incidents that occurred over a 30-year period.

# pac - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Meet Rehab's new CEO (and have a look at her salary)

Mo Flynn will take on the position vacated by Angela Kerins.

# pac - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing

Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.

# pac - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree

Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...

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

# pac - Thursday 23 October, 2014

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

# pac - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Bono in the Dáil? TDs to probe 'inappropriate' property deal with U2

“In that area, €450,000 wouldn’t be worth a semi-detached residence.”

# pac - Friday 10 October, 2014

John McGuinness has 'no response' to being told to step down as PAC chair

But Mary Lou McDonald has been quick to come to his defence.

# pac - Thursday 9 October, 2014

This ex-Siptu official is resisting TDs' attempts to ask him about a 'slush fund'

Matt Merrigan says there’s an ongoing garda investigation.

# pac - Thursday 2 October, 2014

HSE needs to address the fact medical card reviews made people afraid

A PAC report said the reviews are a waste of money.

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family PAC

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family

The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.

Here's what PAC discovered about how public money was wasted

It has also listed spending recommendations to public bodies.

# pac - Thursday 25 September, 2014

"Should the gardaí get discretion?": Ross rounds on 'bent' guards abusing the points system

“We should ask the really radical question — should the gardaí get discretion? If so many of them are abusing it – why should they have it?”

# pac - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Just three board-members kept on, as Rehab continues "transformation process"

The 13 new appointees to the board will all serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.

# pac - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

'Drop in donations means we can't grant as many kids' wishes'

The Make-a-Wish Charity granted 210 wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses last year… but the charities scandals are having an impact on funds.

# pac - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

PAC grilling of Angela Kerins was fair, says PAC chairman

The former Rehab Group CEO has taken High Court action against the PAC.

# pac - Monday 21 July, 2014

Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry

Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.

Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw

The former Rehab chief and Fine Gael strategist has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal.

# pac - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September Review This post contains videos

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September

We take a look back on some of the major events that defined the 2013/14 session in Leinster House.

# pac - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

So just how young is the country's youngest junior minister?... The Edge has hats that are older

At 27, Simon Harris is now our most senior junior minister. Makes you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life, doesn’t it?

# pac - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Commissioner: Gardaí seeing a "rush to violence" across society

Noirín O’Sullivan says the spike in homicides in the past year is not attributable to organised crime, but to domestic and other issues.

# pac - Thursday 3 July, 2014

'We knew we’d overstepped the mark' - former CRC Chair admits ignoring HSE

TD Simon Harris said that the Clinic’s board showed “blatant disregard” for the HSE when it hired Brian Conlan.

The CRC hasn't asked for Paul Kiely to repay part of his €742K pay-out... yet

During today’s PAC meeting, Shane Ross questioned how the HSE could not know about the CRC’s charitable wing. He said it took him just 20 minutes to discover its existence.

PAC will be discussing the CRC today, but who is going to turn up?

Former CRC chair Hamilton Goulding will attend, as will his successor Kieran Timmins.

# pac - Thursday 26 June, 2014

It turns out the Mahon Tribunal is going to cost less than was previously thought*

*Though it’s still a whopping €159 million.

Ex-CRC chief "extremely ill", unable to answer questions about €742k pay-off PAC

Ex-CRC chief "extremely ill", unable to answer questions about €742k pay-off

The Public Accounts Committee is due to hold further hearings on the scandal hit disability clinic next week.

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

# pac - Friday 20 June, 2014

Hospital workers ballot in support of industrial ballot, but might not affect services

The action involves five hospitals in the Limerick group.

# pac - Thursday 19 June, 2014

PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins

The Public Accounts Committee will now seek talks with another Dáil committee overs its efforts to compel the former Rehab CEOs.

'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment

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.

Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed

The Public Accounts Committee was also told that about 130,000 more cars were taxed this year following an end to the practice where vehicles could be declared as “off-road” after the fact.

PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today

What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?

# pac - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit PAC

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit

John McGuinness said it wasn’t an attempt to grab headlines.

# pac - Friday 13 June, 2014

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call

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.

# pac - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.

PAC's attempts to question Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins 'nobbled'

The Public Accounts Committee will now seek outside legal advice as it continues efforts to compel former Rehab executives to come before it.

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

# pac - Monday 9 June, 2014

No 'slam dunk' for ex-Rehab chiefs as CPP yet to rule on compellability

Mary Lou McDonald said it would be ‘quite wrong’ to pre-judge the view of the committee.