Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2016

The Comptroller and Auditor General issued his Report on the Public Services for the year ended 31 December 2016.

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 2016

  2. Government Debt

  3. Cost of Banking Stabilisation Measures

  4. Overview of Public Private Partnerships

  5. Fiscal Transparency

  6. Vote Accounting and Budget Management

  7. Dormant Accounts Fund

  8. Central Government Funding of Local Authorities

  9. Internal Controls in the Tax Appeals Commission

  10. Shared Services Management of Salary Overpayments

  11. The National Property Revaluation Programme

  12. Management of Ancillary Services at the Garda Training College

  13. Development of ICT Systems by the Department of Justice and Equality

  14. Control of Irelands Bilateral Assistance Programme

  15. Grant Funding of Galway's Art House Cinema

  16. Regularity of Social Welfare Payments

  17. Management of Social Welfare Overpayments

  18. Department Reviews of Welfare Schemes

  19. Management and Oversight of Grants to Health Agencies

  20. Corporation Tax Receipts

  21. Tax debt and Write Outs

  22. Allocation of Encashment and Film Withholding Taxes

  23. Accounts of the National Treasury Management Agency

  24. Irish Fiscal Advisory Council