Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2010

The Comptroller and Auditor General has published his Report to Dáil Eireann on the results of his examination of the 2010 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 individual chapters in the report are available below

  1. Financial Outturn for 2010

  2. National Debt

  3. State Funding Developments

  4. Banking Stabilisation Measures

  5. European Union - Financial Transactions 2010

  6. Financial Commitments under Public Private Partnerships

  7. Functions and Governance

  8. National Pensions Reserve Fund

  9. Public Procurement

  10. Performance Management and Development

  11. Revenue Outturn 2010

  12. Collection by Sector

  13. Revenue Debt Collection

  14. Taxpayer Compliance

  15. Managing Related Tax Cases

  16. Revenue Compliance Measures

  17. Impact of Losses

  18. Central Government Accounting

  19. Data Management System

  20. Financial Control and Governance

  21. Fingerprint Systems

  22. Central Government Funding of Local Authorities

  23. Global Irish Economic Forum

  24. Official Development Assistance

  25. National Broadband Scheme

  26. Pigmeat Recall Scheme

  27. Maintenance of Regional and Local Roads

  28. Employment Support and Enterprise Stabilisation

  29. County and City Enterprise Boards

  30. Sports Capital Programme

  31. National Sports Campus

  32. Financial Control in the Irish Red Cross Society

  33. Welfare and Employment Schemes

  34. Welfare Overpayments

  35. Regularity of Social Welfare Payments

  36. Control Measures at Scheme Level

  37. Information Driven Controls

  38. Measuring Review Outcomes

  39. Bank and An Post Reconciliation

  40. Rural Social Scheme

  41. Partnership Arrangements in the Health Service

  42. Procurement in the HSE

  43. Primary Care Teams

  44. Development of Primary Care Centres

  45. Consultancy and External Support

  46. Protecting the State’s Property Interest

  47. Management of the HSE Vote

  48. Nursing Home Care Costs

  49. Childcare Facilities