Archive Press Releases Session 2014-2015

Broadband project grossly mishandled, says Committee
The Assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has today issued a highly critical report of the handling of a cross-border broadband project delivered by a private company, Bytel Networks Ltd. The report is the result of an examination carried out by the Committee. A report by the Committee of Public Accounts of Dáil Éireann will also be published today arising from its examination of the Bytel project.
Reference: PAC 07/14/15

Date: 01 July 2015

Committee calls for radical overhaul of Courts Funds Service
The Assembly's Public Accounts Committee has today called for the urgent overhaul of the Courts Fund Office (CFO). In its report Managing and Protecting Funds Held in Court, published today, the Committee has criticised the CFO for operating what it terms 'an archaic service'.
Reference: PAC 06/14/15

Date: 13 May 2015

Public Accounts Committee identifies room for big savings
The Health Service could make significant savings if doctors consistently prescribed lower cost medicines which are as effective as ones that are more expensive. This is the stark message from the Public Accounts Committee report on Primary Care Prescribing.
Reference: PAC 05/14/15

Date: 04 March 2015

PAC calls for Urgent Reform of Financial Penalties Collection System
The Assembly's Public Accounts Committee is calling for urgent reform of the system for collecting financial penalties in a Report published today.
Reference: PAC 04/14/15

Date: 21 January 2015

Committee questions whether PFI funded project delivered value for money
The Public Accounts Committee has questioned whether a major Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project delivered value for money.
Reference: PAC 03/14/15

Date: 10 December 2014

Social housing tenancy fraud still a problem, says Committee
A report on social housing tenancy fraud, issued today by the Public Accounts Committee, has found that the Department for Social Development (DSD) has failed to get to grips with the issue.
Reference: PAC 01/14/15

Date: 22 October 2014

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