Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2015

The Comptroller and Auditor General issued his Report on the Public Services for the year ended 31 December 2015.

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. Exchequer Financial Outturn for 2015 

  2. Government Debt

  3. Vote Accounting and Budget Management

  4. Central Government Funding of Local Authorities

  5. Progress Under the land Aggregation Scheme

  6. Procurement and Management of Contracts for Direct Provision

  7. EU Refunds and Levies in the Agriculture Sector

  8. Disposal of Government Jet

  9. Regularity of Social Welfare Payments

  10. Roll out of the Public Services Card

  11. Guardian Ad Litem Service

  12. Tackling Fuel Laundering

  13. Revenues Review of Medical Consultants Tax Affairs

  14. Research and Development Tax Credit

  15. Taxpayer Compliance

  16. Deferral of Tobacco Stamp Liability

  17. Accounts of National Treasury Management Agency

  18. Irish Fiscal Advisory Council