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Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: I welcome the witnesses. I always watch out for language in opening statements and some things jumped out at me. I have a different description of some terms. Fiscal transfers, for me, are penalties for not achieving something. Regarding recalculation, NBI has missed its targets. Turning to savings, those came from unspent moneys in programmes that were necessary, but I will be fair and...

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: The Department might give us a note on that. I am not on that committee so I did not have the benefit of that engagement and with the best will in the world, we cannot cover everything but we are at the Committee of Public Accounts today. The Department might give us a note on what has been recalculated and on what efforts are being made to catch up on the targets. I had big issues-----

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: -----with this contract but I have no issue with the broadband being rolled out.

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: I have little time and I have questions I want to ask Mr. Griffin, so I would prefer to get a note on the efforts that are to be made.

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: The Department has a regular update meeting with ComReg. Have any issues of concern or issues that are in need of addressing been identified to ComReg and has the Department disclosed any issues to ComReg during those meetings?

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: I would be happy to get a note on that as well. I have only four minutes left and I have two further areas I want to cover. We know Moneypoint is back online because of the issue with energy at the moment. What impact will the continued burning of fossil fuels have on the purchasing of statistical transfers to meet the obligations under the renewable energy directive? Will there be...

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: I want to move on to landfill. Mr. Griffin and I have had this conversation before because Kildare is a particular case in point and we have one of the three super dumps or landfills as they are called now and an application was made to An Bord Pleanála for a big expansion. The last time we met or the time before Mr. Griffin told us we were on a knife-edge in where waste is disposed...

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Is it the case that, for example, the Ringsend plant is taking a significant amount more or else penalties are paid if it does not reach a certain target? Is that plant taking waste from Munster and Connacht as well as Leinster?

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: We know Drehid is but I am asking about the Covanta plant.

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: It has to arrive there in bin trucks to be disposed of.

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites
(14 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: It does not appear to be the most efficient way of dealing with waste if a load of rubbish is collected in Kerry and driven to Ringsend to be disposed of.

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapters 15 and 16
2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapter 16
National Treasury Management Agency - Financial Statements 2020
(7 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: I want to go back to the matter of the State Claims Agency and the contingent liability. Mr. Breen tells us that there are 12,000 active claims. Is a solicitor involved in every one of these cases to get them to the point that they arrive at the State Claims Agency?

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapters 15 and 16
2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapter 16
National Treasury Management Agency - Financial Statements 2020
(7 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Is a solicitor involved? How do claims become active and arrive at the State Claims Agency? I am referring to clinical claims.

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapters 15 and 16
2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapter 16
National Treasury Management Agency - Financial Statements 2020
(7 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: I thank Mr. Breen. I want to be efficient with the time so I would appreciate if we can keep the answers short. The contingent liability is in the region of €4 billion but that does not crystallise until the claim is actually paid. Claims are paid as they arise. Will Mr. Breen give a breakdown, for the last three years, of the number of claims that crystallised and were mediated as...

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapters 15 and 16
2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapter 16
National Treasury Management Agency - Financial Statements 2020
(7 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: What accounts for that change?

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapters 15 and 16
2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapter 16
National Treasury Management Agency - Financial Statements 2020
(7 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: It is heartbreaking to see a family on the steps of the courts after years of legal wrangling. We saw such a case this week. No amount of money can undo damage that is done at birth, in the case of cerebral palsy. Where that damage is caused by neglect or not following up on something, people want apologies and a mediated settlement that is about more than the finances to cover the cost of...

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapters 15 and 16
2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapter 16
National Treasury Management Agency - Financial Statements 2020
(7 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: How many of those have expertise in mediated settlements? Are people dedicated to that outcome or is it done right across each claim?

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapters 15 and 16
2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapter 16
National Treasury Management Agency - Financial Statements 2020
(7 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: It is interesting that the pandemic changed the dynamic. We have had engagement at previous meetings of the Committee of Public Accounts about the value of mediated settlements. It is more cost-efficient and it is also the least damaging way to deal with claims from the point of view of protracted litigation and so on, and also from the point of view of the kind of engagement that should...

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapters 15 and 16
2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapter 16
National Treasury Management Agency - Financial Statements 2020
(7 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: What is stopping that?

Public Accounts Committee: 2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapters 15 and 16
2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Chapter 16
National Treasury Management Agency - Financial Statements 2020
(7 Oct 2021)

Catherine Murphy: What is stopping the pre-action protocol?

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