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Public Accounts Committee to discuss Katherine Zappone’s appointment as UN envoy
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Public Accounts Committee to discuss Katherine Zappone’s appointment as UN envoy

Aug 13th 2021, 5:04 PM 19,714 Views 47 Comments

The former children’s minister stepped back from the role amid controversy over the manner of her appointment.

Contractor at National Children’s Hospital submits 906 claims worth €446 million
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Contractor at National Children’s Hospital submits 906 claims worth €446 million

Jul 13th 2021, 2:58 PM 29,095 Views 42 Comments

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board is spending €15 million fighting the claims.

Contractor BAM takes High Court action against National Children's Hospital board
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Contractor BAM takes High Court action against National Children's Hospital board

Apr 8th 2021, 10:19 PM 35,691 Views 0 Comments

BAM is the primary contractor building the new children’s hospital in Dublin.

PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years
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PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years

Feb 12th 2021, 4:11 PM 10,937 Views 18 Comments

A report has found that the longest arrangement for temporary schools accommodation dates back over 20 years to 2000.

Children's hospital contractor seeking extra claims totalling more than €300 million
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Children's hospital contractor seeking extra claims totalling more than €300 million

Feb 9th 2021, 2:21 PM 24,960 Views 59 Comments

Six of the claims are more than €40 million, the committee was told.

Sinn Féin TD says Brian Stanley guilty of 'colossal errors of judgment'
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Sinn Féin TD says Brian Stanley guilty of 'colossal errors of judgment'

Dec 6th 2020, 4:40 PM 33,393 Views 85 Comments

Brian Stanley is taking this week off to spend time with his family at the request of his party leader, Mary Lou McDonald.

NAMA miscalculation caused €10 million loss to taxpayers
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NAMA miscalculation caused €10 million loss to taxpayers

Dec 3rd 2020, 1:38 PM 27,726 Views 28 Comments

The Committee of Public Accounts has found that several errors by NAMA in the sale of its Project Nantes loans potentially lost taxpayers up to €29 million.

Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division
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Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:06 PM 23,719 Views 98 Comments
  • Stanley repeated his apology for his tweet about two IRA attacks on the British Army.
  • The PAC chairman told his colleagues he was sorry for the position he had put them in.
Student grants: Barring orders will no longer be accepted as proof that parents are separated
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Student grants: Barring orders will no longer be accepted as proof that parents are separated

Dec 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 23,571 Views 14 Comments

Barring orders were included on a list of acceptable documentation students could use to prove their parents were separated.

'A mess from start to finish': PAC says someone must be held responsible for Oireachtas printer controversy
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'A mess from start to finish': PAC says someone must be held responsible for Oireachtas printer controversy

Nov 28th 2019, 12:08 PM 17,550 Views 94 Comments

The overall cost of the project is €1.8 million, the committee heard today.

Oireachtas printer: Requirements 'neither understood nor examined' at critical stages, report finds
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Oireachtas printer: Requirements 'neither understood nor examined' at critical stages, report finds

Updated Nov 28th 2019, 9:15 AM 33,175 Views 123 Comments

The printer – which is yet to be operational – has caused controversy after it emerged it cost just over €800,000.

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear
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Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,183 Views 25 Comments

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued
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Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 9:20 PM 41,810 Views 126 Comments

The purchase of the printer is due to be discussed by the Public Accounts Committee later this week.

This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas
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This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas

Nov 26th 2019, 11:35 AM 46,703 Views 79 Comments

Structural works were needed at Leinster House to ensure the printer fit correctly in the building.

'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff
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'Gross mismanagement': NTA paying agency workers twice what it pays its own permanent staff

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 8:17 PM 35,397 Views 47 Comments

The average wage an agency worker is paid is nearly €140,000.

Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible'
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Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible'

Nov 14th 2019, 12:15 PM 9,108 Views 14 Comments

Protests have taken place after the closure of the centre was annonuced last week.

Department boss says he's 'satisfied' the Public Services Card rollout is value for money
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Department boss says he's 'satisfied' the Public Services Card rollout is value for money

Nov 7th 2019, 8:37 AM 10,840 Views 24 Comments

The Secretary General of the Department of Social Protection is due before the PAC today.

PAC 'concerned' that OPW building maintenance spending jumped from expected €9m to €39.4m
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PAC 'concerned' that OPW building maintenance spending jumped from expected €9m to €39.4m

Sep 30th 2019, 7:34 PM 16,635 Views 19 Comments

This follows the publication of the 2018 annual report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) today.

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'
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Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Sep 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 39,144 Views 80 Comments

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action
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16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action

Jul 24th 2019, 12:40 PM 63,423 Views 76 Comments

Conal O’Boyle said government is trying to hide the fact that they still grant oil licenses while telling people to buy an electric car.

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits
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Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits

Jun 13th 2019, 5:01 PM 13,031 Views 43 Comments

TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.

Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment
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Ceann Comhairle apologises to Angela Kerins over PAC treatment

Jun 9th 2019, 2:45 PM 15,315 Views 53 Comments

In March the Supreme Court ruled the PAC acted unlawfully in its questioning of the former Rehab CEO.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that Angela Kerins was 'badly treated' by the PAC
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that Angela Kerins was 'badly treated' by the PAC

May 30th 2019, 5:50 PM 13,047 Views 73 Comments

“Notwithstanding all the issues around Ms Kerins’ salary, I think she was badly treated,” Varadkar told the Dáil committees’ chairs.

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs
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HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

May 16th 2019, 7:56 PM 16,375 Views 39 Comments

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget
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Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget

May 9th 2019, 12:36 PM 46,335 Views 46 Comments

The Garda Commissioner is appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts committee for the first time today.

7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm
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7 more public libraries set to open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm

Mar 29th 2019, 6:20 AM 22,145 Views 10 Comments

The ‘My Open Library’ service offers extended opening hours, seven days a week.

Over €100k paid out in compensation to two families of prisoners who died from self-inflicted injuries
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Over €100k paid out in compensation to two families of prisoners who died from self-inflicted injuries

Mar 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,135 Views 22 Comments

That’s according to documents provided to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Sec Gen accused of calling committee 'a mob', Robert Watt says he didn't recall and did not mean to offend
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Sec Gen accused of calling committee 'a mob', Robert Watt says he didn't recall and did not mean to offend

Mar 7th 2019, 10:13 AM 14,613 Views 38 Comments

Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said there is a level of contempt being shown to Oireachtas committees.

'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo
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'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo

Feb 28th 2019, 1:17 PM 21,721 Views 36 Comments

Meath TD Shane Cassells said there are serious ethical issues with the department retweeting Fine Gael messages.

'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?
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'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?

Feb 27th 2019, 5:45 PM 13,788 Views 0 Comments

A significant judgement was handed down today against the “extraordinarily well-defended” privileges of the Oireachtas.

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees
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Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees

Feb 21st 2019, 12:22 PM 14,170 Views 20 Comments

Calls have been made by a number of committees for Watt to appear before them to outline DEPR’s role in the children’s hospital project.

Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board boss 'co-operating' with gardaí after Naas office raid
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Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board boss 'co-operating' with gardaí after Naas office raid

Feb 21st 2019, 6:01 AM 15,839 Views 0 Comments

The raid followed on from the publication of the C&AG audit of the financial statements of the organisation.

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff
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'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

Feb 15th 2019, 6:20 AM 17,139 Views 19 Comments

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board office raided by gardaí
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Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board office raided by gardaí

Feb 14th 2019, 6:10 PM 62,304 Views 0 Comments

The Comptroller and Auditor General published an audit into the board’s financial statements yesterday.

New children's hospital memos show costs were on the up from summer 2017
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New children's hospital memos show costs were on the up from summer 2017

Feb 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 13,329 Views 61 Comments

The new children’s hospital is currently estimated to cost €1.7 billion.

Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme
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Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme

Jan 25th 2019, 6:20 AM 12,825 Views 8 Comments

The School Transport Scheme transports children who reside in remote areas of the country to and from their nearest school.

Calls for naming and shaming of tax defaulters who do not pay their settlements
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Calls for naming and shaming of tax defaulters who do not pay their settlements

Dec 6th 2018, 6:20 AM 18,631 Views 36 Comments

From 2016 to May 2018, Revenue received a total of 9,721 ‘good citizen reports’ about suspected tax evasion.

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money
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State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Dec 5th 2018, 9:10 PM 10,713 Views 23 Comments

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

'It's our job to question everyone': PAC says probe into president's spending was 'legitimate'
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'It's our job to question everyone': PAC says probe into president's spending was 'legitimate'

Dec 5th 2018, 6:33 PM 8,095 Views 29 Comments

The committee got into hot water before the presidential election when it decided to review the spending of the Office of the President of Ireland.

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme
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Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme

Nov 30th 2018, 12:24 AM 60,614 Views 97 Comments

How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.

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