PAC Your Bags


From top: Templemore College; the Public Accounts Committee this afternoon, from left (front row(  Alan Kelly (Lab) Deputy Chair, Sean Fleming (FF), Chairman. Back row, from left: Shane Cassells (FF), Catherine Murphy (SD), David Cullinane (SF), Bobby Alward (FF), Mary Lou McDonald (SF), Catherine Connolly (Ind) and Peter Burke (FG); Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan

This afternoon.

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee’s report into the Garda Training College at Templemore was published this afternoon.

The PAC report finds  Garda management failed to rectify financial situation at the Garda training college :despite numerous opportunities to do so”.

The report says it was “unacceptable” that the C&AG was not informed about financial issues there until ten months after the Garda Commissioner was told about

…and the assertion made by Nóirín O’Sullivan to the Comptroller and Auditor General on 31 July 2015 that she was disclosing all relevant information was “not accurate

…The PAC says there is a notable absence of common purpose between members of senior management in the force.

The PAC concludes that delays in getting the Department of Justice to sit on a steering group examining the finances at Templemore “does not support the Garda Commissioner’s view that she took decisive action.”

Report criticises O’Sullivan over ‘unacceptable’ Templemore delays (RTÉ)



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23 thoughts on “PAC Your Bags

  1. Friscondo

    Go now Noirin and take the rest of your coterie with you, including your husband Dim Jim.

    1. dav

      The thing is fg will have to rely upon Noreen to fall on her sword, because they are unable to force her out..

      1. Bonkere

        They forced Callinan out so why not her? Is their reluctance to fire her because she has dirt on FG over how the water protests were policed? The longer the debacle of her employment goes on the more it looks like FG are afraid to do the decent thing and put us all out of our misery

    1. Anomanomanom

      But by saying her version was “not accurate” they don’t have to say lying. So for future reference she can say : I didn’t lie, pac just didnt agree with me.

    1. ahjayzis

      Yeah they would. She treated them with contempt and refused to answer any questions, I’m surprised they’ve gone so easy on her. I’d have mauled them.

  2. realPolithicks

    At best Noirin O Sullivan is incompetent, at worst she’s corrupt. It says a lot about this government that they don’t fire her and indeed continue to express confidence in her.

  3. jusayinlike

    Hopefully she pulls the ceiling down on her way out..

    Drag the whole govt down with her..

  4. Jackdaw

    The head on Alan Kelly. Doing his best Wyatt Earp impression. I’m the new sheriff in town. God love us.

  5. Pat-the-barker

    Hey Broadsheet folk, you are excellent at this type of analysis, you should do more of this, as no other Irish news sources is as balanced. Keep it up.

  6. Kolyn

    It could make a bit of sense to not fire her if one was interested in keeping her around as a lightning rod for the public ire

  7. Romeo C

    most disturbing thing, it is reported that olaf wouldn’t be looking at it had a garda not made a complaint to them in the first place and now this garda fears retaliation for doing the right thing……..

  8. Odockatee

    Just asking hypothetically, but what do people reckon she would resign over at this stage?

    I don’t see it happening is all.

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