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  • Special Report 7: Health Sector Audits - Press Release

    Published on 29 October 2004

    The financial audit of bodies in the health sector identified a number of areas requiring further examination. These included the systems in place to ensure adequate control over capital expenditure, property management, numbers employed and governance issues within health agencies.

  • VFM Report 48: The Grouped Schools Pilot Partnership Project Press Release

    Published on 28 September 2004

    The Department of Education and Science, together with Jarvis Projects Ltd, developed a public private partnership (PPP) for the construction of five second level schools, and for the maintenance and running of the school buildings over a 25-year contract period. The report presents the findings of an examination that looked at how the Department managed the project, and how it evaluated the proposals received from potential private sector partners and the value for money offered by the final agreed deal. It also looked at the lessons learned from the project, both for the future provision of second level schools and for other PPP projects.

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  • Press Release: Annual Report 2000

    Published on 27 September 2001

    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr John Purcell, has today presented his Annual Report and the Appropriation Accounts for 2000 to Dáil Éireann. Volume 1 contains the Annual Report which is a composite commentary on the results of the audits of the various Government Departments and Offices. Volume 2 contains the audited Appropriation Accounts which compare the outturn against the moneys granted by Dáil Éireann for the range of services provided by Government Departments and Offices.

  • Press Release: 1999 Appropriation Accounts

    Published on 01 August 2000

    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr John Purcell, has today presented his Annual Report and the Appropriation Accounts for 1999 to Dáil Éireann. Volume 1 contains the Annual Report which is a composite commentary on the results of the audits of the various Government Departments and Offices. Volume 2 contains the audited Appropriation Accounts which compare the outturn against the moneys granted by Dáil Éireann for the range of services provided by Government Departments and Offices.

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Driver Testing Service

    Published on 10 May 2000

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The Driver Testing Service

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Local Development Initiatives

    Published on 03 February 2000

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on Local Development Initiatives

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Central Bank

    Published on 02 February 2000

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The Central Bank

  • Press Release - Examination of Central Bank Practices

    Published on 02 February 2000

    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr. John Purcell, has conducted an examination of the practices used by the Central Bank to determine the effectiveness of its regulation of credit and investment institutions.

  • Press Release: Impact of VFM Examinations 94-96

    Published on 28 January 2000

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The Impact of VFM Examinations 94-96

  • Press Release: Report on Operations of BMS

    Published on 20 January 2000

    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr John Purcell, has today published a report on his examination of the operations of the Building Maintenance Service (BMS), which is part of the Office of Public Works (OPW).

  • Press Release - Nursing Home Subventions Report

    Published on 01 January 2000

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Effectiveness in Teagasc

    Published on 09 December 1999

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The Measurement of Effectiveness in Teagasc

  • Press Release: VFM Report on National Roads Network

    Published on 25 May 1999

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The Development of a national Roads Network

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Year 2000 Compliance Projects

    Published on 11 May 1999

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on Year 2000 Compliance Projects

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Sheriffs and Solicitors

    Published on 13 April 1999

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on Use of Sheriffs and Solicitors in the Collection of Taxes

  • Press Release: Value for Money Report on Defence Property

    Published on 01 April 1999

    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr John Purcell, has carried out an examination of the portfolio of State property made available for the use of the Defence Forces in carrying out their defence and security roles.

  • Press Release: Sale of State Lands at Glen Ding

    Published on 08 January 1999

    The Department tried to obtain planning permission to maximise the value of the land. When it was professionally advised that getting such permission would be difficult the Department prudently insisted that the land be sold without any conditions relating to planning permission. The wisdom of that decision has been borne out by An Bord Pleanála's refusal in September 1998 of the purchaser's planning application to extract sand and gravel from the property.

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Beaumont Car Park

    Published on 01 January 1999

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The Central

  • Press Release: 1998 Annual Report

    Published on 01 January 1999

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release on the 1998 Annual Report. The Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Appropriation Accounts for 1998 is being presented to Dáil Éireann today.

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Premium and Headage Applications

    Published on 21 December 1998

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The Administration of Premium and Headage grant Applications

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Industrial Property

    Published on 28 October 1998

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The provision and Management of Industrial Property

  • Press Release: 1997 Appropriation Account

    Published on 20 September 1998

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release 1997 Appropriation Account

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Supplementary Welfare Allowances

    Published on 16 July 1998

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The Administration of Supplementary Welfare Allowances

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Civil Service Consultancies

    Published on 10 June 1998

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on Consultancies in the Civil Service

  • Press Release: VFM Report on VAT Collection and Control

    Published on 29 April 1998

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on Value Added Tax Collection and Control

  • Press Release: VFM Report on the Emergency Ambulance Services

    Published on 31 March 1998

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on The Emergency Ambulance Services

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Prescribing Practices

    Published on 26 January 1998

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on Prescribing Practices in the GMS

  • Press Release: Financial Control and Management in BTSB

    Published on 01 January 1998

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Management of Inland Fisheries

    Published on 12 November 1997

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on Management of Inland Fisheries

  • Press Release: 1996 Appropriation Account

    Published on 30 September 1997

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release 1996 Appropriation Account

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Arterial Drainage Schemes

    Published on 05 June 1997

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press release VFM examination report on Boyle and Bonet arterial drainage schemes

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Social Welfare Schemes

    Published on 09 May 1997

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release VFM examination report on The Development of theIntegrated Short-term Schemes System in the Department of SocialWelfare Blank Page

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Civil Service Budgets

    Published on 08 May 1997

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Pressrelease Report on VFM examination of administrative budgets inthe Irish civil service

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Ordnance Survey

    Published on 01 May 1997

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release VFM examination report on Ordnance Survey

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Irish Genealogical Project

    Published on 22 April 1997

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release Report on Value for Money examination of the Irish Genealogical Project

  • Press Release: VFM Report on National Museum

    Published on 23 January 1997

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - PressRelease VFM examination report on The National Museum at Collins Barracks

  • Press Release: VFM Report on School Accomodation

    Published on 17 January 1997

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release VFM examination report of Planning of Second Level School Accommodation

  • Press Release issued on 17 January 1997

    Published on 17 January 1997

    VFM examination of Energy Management in the Health Service The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr John Purcell, has carried out an examination of Energy Management in the Health Service. A report of the examination was presented to Dáil Éireann today.

  • Press Release: VFM examination report of Procurement in Universities

    Published on 17 January 1997

    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr John Purcell, has carried out an examination of procurement management and practice in Irish universities. A report of the examination was presented to Dáil Éireann today.

  • Press Release: Annual Report 1995

    Published on 27 September 1996

    The Comptroller and Auditor Generals Report on the Appropriation Accounts for 1995 is a composite commentary on the results of his audit of the various Government Departments and Offices financial transactions for that year. The volume also contains the Appropriation Accounts themselves which show the years outturn against the moneys provided by Dáil Éireann for the range of services delivered by Government Departments and Offices.

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Tourism Information System

    Published on 26 July 1996

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release VFM examination report on Gulliver: The Irish Tourism Information and Reservation System

  • Press Release: VFM examination report of FEOGA Borrowing

    Published on 15 April 1996

    The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr. John Purcell, has carried out an examination of borrowing by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry to finance FEOGA operations. Borrowing is undertaken on a bridging finance basis to meet the cost of purchasing commodities for intervention storage and to fund payments in respect of certain schemes under the Common Agricultural Policy pending reimbursement by the EU at agreed rates. A report of the examination was presented to Dáil Éireann today.

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Regional Development Measures

    Published on 15 March 1996

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release VFM examination report on Regional Development Measures

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Means Testing

    Published on 21 February 1996

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release VFM examination report on Means Testing

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Civil Service Telephone Facilities

    Published on 29 January 1996

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release VFM examination report on Management of Telephone Facilities in the Civil Service

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Gas Interconnector Project

    Published on 30 November 1995

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release VFM examination report on the Gas Interconnector Project

  • Press Release: VFM Report on Garda Transport

    Published on 17 November 1995

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release VFM examination report on Garda Transport

  • Press Release: VFM Report on LEADER Programme

    Published on 12 April 1995

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - PressRelease VFM examination report on the LEADER programme

  • Press Release: 1994 Special Report

    Published on 01 January 1995

    Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Press Release on the 1994 Special Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

  • Press Release: 1994 Annual Report

    Published on 01 January 1995

    The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on the Appropriation Accounts for 1994 is a composite commentary on the results of his audit of the various Government Departments' and Offices' financial transactions for that year. The volume also contains the Appropriation Accounts themselves which show the year's outturn against the moneys provided by Dáil Éireann for the range of services delivered by Government Departments and Offices

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