Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 9 May 2019
Public Accounts Committee
2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 20 - An Garda Síochána
Chapter 7 - Management of Overtime Expenditure in An Garda Síochána
When representatives from the Office of Public Works appeared before the committee some months ago, we had questions for them concerning the PULSE system and its use by An Garda Síochána. We know what happened in breath testing and the penalty points system. Is the PULSE system used by An Garda Síochána up to scratch? Is it an efficient and modern computer system? We have received many complaints about it. Is it the system that is lacking or is there a deficiency in the expertise and human resources available? Are there problems and, if so, where do they lie?