Report :  Accountability of North South Bodies 1999-2007   Press Release


Press Release: Accountability of North/South Bodies 1999-2007

The Comptroller and Auditor General has today (2 July 2008) published a report on matters arising in relation to the audit of North/South Bodies.  The report, prepared jointly by his predecessor and the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland, outlines the accountability requirements of the Implementation Bodies established under the ?Good Friday Agreement? in April 1998 and Tourism Ireland whose establishment was agreed by the North/South Ministerial Council in 1999. 

The bodies referred to in the report are Waterways Ireland, Food Safety Promotion Board, Trade and Business Development Body (known as InterTrade Ireland), Special EU Programmes Body, North/South Language Body, Foyle Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission and Tourism Ireland. 

The report summarises the issues that arose on audit since the establishment of the North/South Bodies.

Notes for Editors

The Comptroller and Auditor General is an independent constitutional officer with responsibility for the audit of public funds.  He reports to Dáil ?reann.  The North/South Bodies are audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General jointly with the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland.

The full text of the report is available on the website of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (go to www.audgen.gov.ie)

The Report is available through the Government Publications Sales Office.

For further information about the report, please contact: 

Chris Cassedy at (01) 6031072 or at chris_ cassedy@audgen.irlgov.ie