Special Reports

Special Report 85 - Accountability and Governance at the National College of Art and Design


This report was based on a review carried out on accounting and governance at the National College of Art and Design.

Special Report 84 - Transhipment of Waste


This report focused on a review of the implementation and enforcement of the European Waste Shipment Regulation in Ireland.

Special Report 83 - Managing Elective Day Surgery


This report was as carried out as part of a review of the management of elective day surgery by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Special Report 82 - Financial Management and Reporting for Fishery Harbour Centres


This examination focused on the financial management and reporting for fishery harbour centres.

Special Report 81 - National Asset Management Agency - Progress Report 2010 - 2012


This report is based on a review of the extent to which the NAMA has made progress in achieving its overall objectives.

Special Report 80 - Administration of National Health and Local Authority Levy Fund


This report examines the payment of public money to the Fund, and how the money in the Fund was managed and used.

Special Report 79 - National Asset Management Agency – Management of Loans


This report reviews the extent to which the loan acquisition process has been completed, the profile of collateral underlying the loans and how NAMA manages its relationships with borrowers.

Special Report 78 - Matters Arising out of Education Audits


This examination focused on matters arising out of audits in the education sector.

Special Report 77 - Dublin Docklands Development Authority


This report provides a fuller account of the overall financial status and administration of the Authority including its investment in the Irish Glass Bottle site.

Special Report 76 - National Asset Management Agency – Acquisition of Bank Assets


This focus of this report was a review of the Acquisition of Bank Assets by the National Asset Management Agency.

Special Report 75 - Irish Universities – Resource Management and Performance


This report is based on an examination of Resource Management and Performance in the seven Irish universities.

Special Report 74 - Education Sector


This examination focused on payments from the Strategic Innovation Fund, the arrangements to monitor attendance in primary and post-primary schools and the causes of an overrun on a capital development project at Cork Institute of Technology.

Special Report 73 - Internal Control and Governance in FÁS


This examination involved a review of internal control, governance and related matters in FÁS over the period 2002 to 2008.

Special Report 72 - Financial Regulator


This report examines the Financial Regulator's response to the Financial Market Crisis.

Special Report 71 - Driver Testing in the Road Safety Authority


This examination was carried out on the Driver Testing Service administered by the Road Safety Authority.

Special Report 70 - Emergency Departments


This report reviews the performance in Emergency Departments based on the findings and recommendations of a range of reviews conducted during the period 2002 - 2007.

Special Report 69 - Managing Sickness Absence in the Civil Service


The examination looked at the management of sickness absence in the Civil Service.

Special Report 68 - Central Government Pensions


This examination looked at the administrative, funding and accounting arrangements for pensions of public servants.

Special Report 67 - The Supervision and Substitution Scheme in Post-Primary Schools, the Fulfilment of Employment Contracts in Institutes of Technology, The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse


This examination looked at three areas of responsibility of the Department of Education and Science - the Supervision and Substitution Scheme in Post-Primary Schools, Fulfilment of Employment Contracts in Institutes of Technology and The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse.

Special Report 66 - Advertising and Promotion in FÁS


This examination looked at advertising and promotional expenditure by FÁS in the period 2002-2008. It examined the budgetary control over advertising and promotional expenditure, the general strategy under which it was spent and the extent to which its effectiveness was evaluated.