Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach


2:00 pm

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

Would the Minister acknowledge that it failed him in this? This was a failure of the management not just of the budget but of a plan and tendering process. Nobody seems to have been held accountable about who did not report to a person or Department. I am reflecting what was said at the meeting here. It arose in June, the Minister introduced the budget in October and people began to learn of the overrun towards the end of last year. It is shocking and I know that we often do not acknowledge the projects that come in on time, but when we get it wrong, we get it spectacularly wrong.


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