Office Notice - Bereavement

Office notice 13 May 2019

We have learned with sadness of the death on Sunday 12 May of Patrick L (Lauri) McDonnell, former Comptroller and Auditor General. We extend our sympathies to his family.

Mr McDonnell served as Comptroller and Auditor General from 1981 to 1994. During his tenure, the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General was comprehensively modernised and expanded. He worked closely with the then members of the Committee of Public Accounts and with the late Sean Cromien, then Secretary General of the Department of Finance, on expanding the remit of the Comptroller and Auditor General. This culminated in the passing of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment Act) 1993, which continues to provide the basis for operation of the function.