Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Public Accounts Committee
2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 7 - Office of the Minister for Finance
Chapter 1 - Exchequer Financial Outturn for 2017
Chapter 22 - Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
Mr. Moran is in charge and I am asking him why we did not set up a committee of inspection. Why was that advice given to the Minister of the day? Why do we not have one now? This committee recommended it two years ago. There are two court cases looking for the same thing. Mr. Moran is correct; here we are again. Every time Mr. Moran is in here between now and 2022, if it is over in 2022 – if it is a case similar to PMPA it will not be over for another 20 years – but let us say it is over in 2022, this will be on the agenda of every Committee of Public Accounts meeting Mr. Moran attends. We had two people. How many staff in the Department are associated with it now? There were two. Did we increase that?