Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Public Accounts Committee

Financial Statements of the Higher Education Authority 2013
General Report No. 85 of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Accountability and Governance on the National College of Art and Design

10:00 am

Photo of John McGuinnessJohn McGuinness (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I read in a report in The Examinerthat the Committee of Public Accounts was no longer interested in CIT and what was going on in it. That is untrue; we are very interested in it. I raised questions – this goes back to the issue of spending – when €20,000 had been spent on a painting. I am not making an issue of it, as we can discuss that issue at a later date, but that activity and expenditure do not do the sector any good. There are matters in the two documents that refer to many issues within CIT and I am deeply unhappy when reading them. I would like to receive a far more efficient response from the HEA and the Department.


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