From top: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching his ‘Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All’ campaign, when he was Minister for Social Protection in May 2017; the Public Accounts Committee this morning; Secretary General of the Department of Employment Social Protection John McKeon at the PAC
At a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee.
Officials from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection fielded questions from the committee in light of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s 2016 report’s findings on social welfare payments, overpayments and schemes.
The officials included Secretary General of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection John McKeon, above.
And how is the meeting going?
New secretary general of Department of Social Protection admits high-profile “welfare cheats cheat us all” campaign was a “mistake” amid significant Dail public accounts committee criticism over the policy.
— Fiachra Ó Cionnaith (@Ocionnaith) December 7, 2017
Previously: The Real Figure Stands At €41million