Head of Internal Audit Niall Kelly at the PAC in May
You may recall the Public Accounts Committee has been examining the Garda College in Templemore and its financial irregularities.
A timeline about these irregularities can be read here.
The PAC has recently held several meetings with senior civilian staff, including the Head of Internal Audit Niall Kelly.
At a previous meeting of the PAC, Mr Kelly said he would be completing two additional audits, on top of his overall examination of the Garda College.
These two extra audits were to involve an audit of EU funded programmes/projects; and a systems audit of cash and general management in the Garda College restaurant and shop.
Broadsheet understands that these two reports have been completed and sent to the Comptroller and Auditor General while the first (in relation to EU funding) has been sent to GSOC and OLAF (the EU’s anti-fraud office).
Mr Kelly is also expected to carry out an audit of investment accounts associated with the Garda College and review the interim audit on financial controls in the Garda College.
Broadsheet also understands that Mr Kelly has informed the PAC that while he had previously indicated, on July 5, that he was not given access to internal audit to two St Raphael’s Credit Union accounts managed from Templemore, account statements for the accounts have been provided to him.
However, he has warned PAC that he is still awaiting access to at least one other St Raphael’s account managed from Dublin.
He previously warned the PAC that there may be accounts unknown to his department to which public funds have been lodged.
Previously: A Templemore Timeline