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  • Special Report 83. Managing Elective Day Surgery Press Release

    Published on 19 August 2014

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has carried out a review of the management of elective day surgery by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The report examines day surgery rates, in the context of targets set by the HSE, and the trends in day surgery activity since 2006. The report also reviews current practices in Irish hospitals in respect of day surgery in order to identify opportunities for improvement, to establish the current level of performance monitoring and to identify the barriers to increasing day surgery rates.

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  • Special Report 84 Transhipment of Waste Press Release

    Published on 05 November 2014

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has carried out a review of the implementation and enforcement of the European Waste Shipment Regulation in Ireland. The report sets out the administrative arrangements in Ireland in respect of waste transhipment and examines the enforcement regime aimed at detecting infringements and penalising offenders. The report also reviews the financial consequences of waste which originated in Ireland being illegally dumped in Northern Ireland.

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  • Special Report 86 Development of Limerick Greyhound Stadium Press Release

    Published on 22 October 2014

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has carried out an examination of Bord na gCon's development of Limerick greyhound racing stadium. The report examines the acquisition of land for the project and the construction of the new stadium. It also examines Bord na gCon's compliance with its governance procedures and with those developed by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to the appraisal and management of capital projects. In addition, it examines the business case for the project and reviews the results of the project to date

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  • Special Report 87 Effectiveness of Audit Committees in State Bodies Press Release

    Published on 21 October 2014

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  • Special Report 82. Financial Management and Reporting for Fishery Harbour Centres Press Release

    Published on 08 July 2014

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has carried out an examination of the financial management and reporting for fishery harbour centres. The examination reviews matters encountered during financial audit, including, delays in the preparation of the annual accounts and billing of income, debt collection and safeguarding of assets.

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  • Special Report 81: National Asset Management Agency - Progress Report 2010 - 2012 Press Release

    Published on 20 May 2014

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has carried out a review of the extent to which the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has made progress in achieving its overall objectives. The report on the findings of the review has been presented to the Houses of the Oireachtas today, 20 May 2014.

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