Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2009

The Comptroller and Auditor General has published his Report to Dáil Eireann on the results of his examination of the 2009 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. Central Government - Financial Outturn for 2009

  2. Central Government - National Debt

  3. Central Government - Public Service Pensions

  4. Central Government - National Pensions Reserve Fund

  5. Central Government - Financial Commitments under Public Private Partnerships

  6. Central Government - Banking Stabilisation Measures

  7. Central Government - European Union - Financial Transactions 2009

  8. Central Government - Public Procurement

  9. Central Government - State Body Management

  10. National Treasury Management Agency - Accounts

  11. National Treasury Management Agency - Debt Management

  12. Revenue - Revenue Collection

  13. Revenue - Collection Performance by Sector and Taxhead

  14. Revenue - Revenue Compliance Interventions

  15. Revenue - Counteracting Smuggling of Tobacco Products

  16. Revenue - Revenue Repayments

  17. Revenue - Loss Reliefs

  18. Revenue - Performance Outcomes in Revenue

  19. Central Government - Vote Management

  20. Office of Public Works - National Convention Centre

  21. Office of Public Works - Decentralisation

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

  23. Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government - Leasing of Social Housing

  24. Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs - Managing Cohesion and Integration

  25. International Cooperation - Official Development Assistance

  26. Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources - Energy Programmes

  27. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - Agricultural Inspections

  28. Department of Transport - Barrier Free Tolling on the M50

  29. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation - National Training Fund - Skillnets

  30. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation - Redundancy and Insolvency Payments

  31. Department of Social Protection - Expenditure on Social Welfare

  32. Department of Social Protection - Regularity of Regularity of Social Welfare Payments

  33. Department of Social Protection - Welfare Overpayment Debts

  34. Department of Social Protection - Non-Contributory State Pension Scheme

  35. Department of Social Protection - One-Parent Family Payments

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

  37. Health Service Executive - SKILL Programme

  38. Health Service Executive - Property Management

  39. Health Service Executive - ICT Governance

  40. Health Service Executive - Management of Patient Income

  41. Health Service Executive - Long-Stay Repayments Scheme

  42. Health Service Executive - National Cancer Screening Service

  43. Health Service Executive - Nursing Resources

  44. Health Service Executive - Consultants Private Practice

  45. Health Service Executive - Disability Services