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Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (25 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: The previous Committee of Public Accounts did some work on this and there is some correspondence which we have agreed would be circulated because there is useful information in it. We have to insist on getting the update. They said some of the responses included overtime and shift work. That is not what we are trying to get at here. We are trying to get at the issue, which came up...

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (25 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: We will not know if it is a full and final settlement to start with. The Revenue audit has the ability to look back and we know that is under way. The key issue is that 78 people were essentially offered contracts where there was concern that these were inappropriate temporary contracts. In RTÉ, there are people on genuine contracts on a temporary basis, but these were people who...

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (25 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Some of the information is very useful, but it is very hard to piece it together. We have received a letter from the Department of Justice in regard to the legal costs and compensation paid in respect of legal claims managed by the Irish Prison Service. The Department is very definitely saying that the Irish Prison Service manages that area but, as we know, the State Claims Agency will...

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (25 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: The second table is useful. The ratio between the compensation paid and the legal fees is important. If we are going to change things, for example, looking at how we reduce costs, sometimes it is about how we do things in terms of a very legalistic process. For example, where a prison officer is injured in work and is out for six months, there would be medical costs and compensation paid....

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (25 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: I have full confidence that the members representing the Committee of Public Accounts on Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach, will follow up on this thoroughly. It would be useful to have a note after each of those meetings so that we have a consistent record of who attended and the agenda pursued. It would be helpful for those of us who are...

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (25 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: No, it is fine.

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (25 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: At what point does the Comptroller and Auditor General get sight of, or sign off on, some of the accounts we discussed last year? We might be able to see some of what is happening when we can see those accounts. Obviously, the Joint Committee on Health is dealing with this issue as well. It is very much a current issue. I am asking about getting sight of firm numbers.

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (25 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: It is fine with me if the matter is referred to the Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (25 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: It is welcome that representatives from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are coming in but there is a wide remit in that Department, including local government and there is quite a lot that requires scrutiny. We are all finding the meeting unsatisfactory. One can do very little in five or even 15 minutes and this is a gigantic area. We have to accept, even before...

Public Accounts Committee: Business of Committee (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Apologies have been received from Deputy Stanley. I welcome everybody to our online meeting. Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19, only the clerk, support staff and I are in the committee room. Members of the committee are attending remotely from within the precincts of Leinster House. This is due to the constitutional requirement that, to participate in public meetings,...

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Today we engage with the Think-tank for Action on Social Change, TASC, to examine expenditure on schemes for the provision of housing, including the rental accommodation scheme, RAS, and the housing assistance payment, HAP. This follows on from our examination of the accounts of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage last November. The Department funds these schemes and...

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: We can see the presentation. Before we begin, I remind Dr. Sweeney that our time is limited and I ask him to be as concise as possible. This briefing, however, will be very useful to the committee, so I ask him to present for approximately ten minutes.

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: We do not have a list with the sequence of Members who will be asking questions, so I ask them to indicate their desire to do so by using the raise hand function in the software. I now ask Dr. Sweeney to start his presentation.

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: No.

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Yes, but it is only the first page.

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Yes.

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Can I stop Dr. Sweeney? We are still on the table. We need to move on to the chart.

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Yes.

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: We can. For anyone watching from outside I wish to state that, with the agreement of the committee, we will publish the presentation on the committee's web page because it is appearing for those of us at the committee meeting but it does not appear to be appearing for those who are watching. We will publish the presentation afterwards.

Public Accounts Committee: Housing Schemes Expenditure: Think-tank for Action on Social Change (20 May 2021)

Catherine Murphy: I thank Dr. Sweeney for his very helpful presentation, which will stimulate discussion. I open the debate to the members of the committee. Each member will have six minutes. I ask that members virtually raise their hands to indicate when they wish to contribute and I will take members in the order that they indicate. As our time is limited I will keep them to their time and will allow...

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