Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Public Accounts Committee

Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Appropriation Account 2018

9:00 am

Photo of Seán FlemingSeán Fleming (Laois, Fianna Fail)
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I would make one suggestion. Given that the Oireachtas has been told to deal with these four issues, we could take a very restrictive view and deal with the four specific issues or use the opportunity of the Supreme Court ruling to see if there is anything else we need to do. Rather than taking a very restrictive reactive approach to the Supreme Court decision, perhaps we could take a more proactive approach in terms of issues that need to be dealt with because we do not want to deal with these four and find in eight years' time another four are mentioned that we should have picked up on at this stage. I am saying we should learn not just the specifics but the broader lessons.