Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Public Accounts Committee

Business of Committee

4:30 pm

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

People will continue to have a problem as long as the power imbalance has been shifted so much in respect of Standing Order 218. It almost works against the committee and in favour of the witnesses so I do not see how we can continue, and effectively do our work, without change or a rebalancing of Standing Order 218. We must redouble our efforts to do that. It is like having a pair of handcuffs on and I found it quite difficult to straddle that in the Chair last week. It is obvious that there has been a shift.


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