Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Public Accounts Committee

2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 1 - President's Establishment
Vote 2 - Department of the Taoiseach

9:00 am

Mr. Martin Fraser:

We probably had more people working on Brexit in 2018. We have more commissions of inquiry and are doing some work on justice reform and reform of the Garda, for which a couple of staff are required. It has been recommended that the Department undertake several other projects in 2019 which will require more staff. It comes in phases. Sometimes we are told that it is a massive empire that needs to be cut down in size, while at other times we are told that we should take on more work.