We certify the financial statements of 289 public bodies, auditing €270 billion of public money.
Financial impact of cyber-attack
The results of the examination below is being discussed by the Committee of Public Accounts from 9.30am on 9 February. This chapter reviews the impact of the cyber-attack in May 2021 on the Health Service Executive (HSE) and other health bodies. It examines the HSE's cyber-attack preparedness, the financial impact of the attack and the status of implementation of PWC's post incident review recommendations. You can follow the proceedings on the Oireachtas webpage.
Section 2 Report - Unauthorised release of funds from the Central Fund of the Exchequer
The Exchequer control process is designed to ensure that funds issued by the Central Bank from the Central Fund are in accordance with the law. This report, prepared in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993, details an occurrence whereby there was a failure in this respect on 28 October 2022 when the Central Bank issued to the Minister €738 million more than the amount of credit that was available to him at the time.
Our mission is to provide independent assurance that public funds and resources are used in accordance with the law, managed to good effect and properly accounted for and to contribute to improvement in public administration.