Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Public Accounts Committee

2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 20 - An Garda Síochána
Chapter 7 - Management of Overtime Expenditure in An Garda Síochána

9:00 am

Photo of Alan KellyAlan Kelly (Tipperary, Labour)
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Perfect. It was a very simple question. To refresh, multi-annual budgets, IT and civilianisation are critical to the issues we just spoke about.

Let me deal with a few other issues. In the appropriation accounts, there are capital commitments issues concerning Galway and Kevin Street. There seems to be a pattern as regards what happened in respect of both. Could that be explained? What has been learned? Could the Commissioner state whether there are learnings from this regarding other stations the Garda might wish to open in the future? The nature of policing is such that it will go a bit half-circular again as regards the need for community policing. Are there any learnings from those two specific projects? Mr. Nugent will probably answer that question.