Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Governance and Funding of Football Association of Ireland: Discussion

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

In regard to Deloitte, in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 it was paid €88,000, €106,000, €103,000 and €135,000, respectively. The total amount for tax and audit advice over four years was €430,000, which is an awful lot of money. Some of those accounts had to be restated. There are other issues in regard to FRS102, which is about related parties. One would expect to see that in a set of accounts, where somebody who purchases jerseys or goal posts is related to a member of the board. In this regard, there was nothing recorded for 2017. There was also nothing recorded for 2014 or 2015.

Rigour was not demonstrated in those accounts. I am using this as an example for Sport Ireland. In addition to internal audit, does Sport Ireland look at what might be missing or at how routine accounts are, which may suggest they are almost copied and pasted?


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