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
I would have stated on the previous occasion that I was shocked to hear how few were on the case now. Mr. Moran told us the Department had eight or nine staff when it started, but we are down to two staff now. Given the scale of this issue, we would expect the same level of scrutiny in this case by the Department as if it was done through the Companies Act in respect of a committee of inspection in another circumstance. We do not get the impression that there is a similar level of scrutiny here. One may call it what one likes. Maybe I am wrong, but it is just the feeling I am picking up. Does Mr. Moran get my point?