Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Public Accounts Committee

Business of Committee

10:25 am

Photo of Kieran O'DonnellKieran O'Donnell (Limerick City, Fine Gael)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

Both the Comptroller and Auditor General and the secretariat of the Committee of Public Accounts do fine work. When witnesses come before us, we are well prepared. However, issues arise on occasions which require a short timeframe and the accumulation of specific information. We must examine specific instances where this arises whereby we have access to bring in expertise for a specific project with a specific timeframe. For the general work we do, the Comptroller and Auditor General's reports and the briefings from the committee secretariat is fine work. We are well briefed. However with advances in how society and the business world work, we sometimes need access to specific resources on specific occasions for specific projects.