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
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.”
— Mick Caul (@caulmick) July 18, 2017
There you go now.