Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2008

The Comptroller and Auditor General has published his Report to Dáil Eireann on the results of his examination of the 2008 Accounts of Government Departments and Offices. The Report identifies issues, which in his opinion, merit consideration by the Committee of Public Accounts in the interests of transparency and accountability

The report deals with 

  • any matters considered appropriate to report on arising from audits of the appropriation accounts prepared by the Accounting Officers of government departments and offices in relation to the appropriations voted by Dáil Éireann for the previous financial year

  • any matters considered appropriate to report on arising from examinations of the internal accounting controls operated by government departments and offices (in the current or previous financial year) to ensure the regularity of their financial transactions, the correctness of their payments and receipts, the reliability and completeness of their accounting records and the safeguarding of the assets owned and controlled by them

  • the results of examinations of the accounts of the revenues collected by the Revenue Commissioners – these examinations include assessment of whether the accounts are complete and accurate, and whether the Revenue Commissioners have established and applied systems, procedures and practices that are adequate to secure an effective check on the assessment, collection and proper allocation of the revenues.

The individuals chapters in the report are available below

  1. Central Government - Financial Outturn

  2. Central Government - Vote Management

  3. Central Government - National Debt

  4. Central Government - Financial Commitments under Public Private Partnerships

  5. Central Government - Public Service Pensions

  6. Central Government - European Union - Financial Transactions 2008

  7. Central Government - Banking Stabilisation Measures

  8. Central Government - Public Procurement

  9. Central Government - Termination of Major ICT Projects

  10. Revenue - Revenue Collection

  11. Revenue - Revenue Checks and Investigations

  12. Revenue - Random Audit Programme - Revenue

  13. Revenue - Risk Evaluation, Analysis and Profiling in Revenue

  14. Valuation Office - Valuation Output and Performance

  15. Garda Síochána - Garda Civilianisation

  16. Prisons - Procurement in the Irish Prison Service

  17. Courts Service - The Criminal Courts of Justice Building

  18. Property Registration Authority - Property Registration Authority

  19. Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government - Investment in Carbon Credits

  20. Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government - Central Government Funding of Local Authorities

  21. Department of Education and Science - Primary School Planning

  22. International Co-operation - Official Development Assistance

  23. Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources - Metropolitan Area Networks

  24. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - Organisational Performance  in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

  25. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - Farm Improvement Scheme

  26. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - Farm Waste Management Scheme Liabilities

  27. Department of Transport - West-Link Buy-Out

  28. Department of Defence - Mission to Chad

  29. Department of Social and Family Affairs - Expenditure on Social Welfare

  30. Department of Social and Family Affairs - Welfare Payments in Excess of Entitlement

  31. Department of Social and Family Affairs - Review of Welfare Overpayment Cases

  32. Department of Social and Family Affairs - Recording and Recovery of Welfare Overpayments

  33. Department of Social and Family Affairs - Review of Jobseeker Payments

  34. Department of Social and Family Affairs - Transfer of Welfare Functions

  35. Department of Social and Family Affairs - The Money Advice and Budgeting Service

  36. Department of Health and Children - National Treatment Purchase Fund

  37. Health Service Executive - Management of Private Patient Income

  38. Health Service Executive - Performance Measurement and Improvement in the HSE

  39. Health Service Executive - Implementation of the Medical Consultants’ Contract

  40. Health Service Executive - The Dublin Ambulance Service

  41. National Treasury Management Agency - NTMA Functions and Performance

  42. National Treasury Management Agency - National Pensions Reserve Fund