IRELAND 21 September 2018
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For the 2016 year of account, the Comptroller and Auditor General was responsible for the audit of the financial statements of 287 public bodies and funds with an aggregate turnover of Ä218 billion. The production of audited financial statements for those bodies and the timely presentation of those financial statements to the Oireachtas is a fundamental part of public accountability and effective oversight. This report reviews the timeliness of public sector financial reporting for periods ending in 2016 and identifies those bodies where delays have occurred. It also summarises the issues brought to attention in the Comptroller and Auditor Generalís audit reports on financial statements for 2016.