Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2019

The Comptroller and Auditor General issued his Report on the Public Services for the year ended 31 December 2019.

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 report is available below

Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2019

  1. Exchequer financial outturn for 2019

  2. Central government funding of local authorities

  3. Vote accounting and budget management

  4. Control over welfare payments

  5. Implementation of financial management shared services

  6. Delay in payment of counsel fees by the Chief State Solicitor’s Office

  7. Catering and ancillary services in prisons

  8. Management of the schools estate

  9. Remediation of landfill sites

  10. Financial management and reporting for fishery harbour centres 

  11. Measuring performance for Exchequer spending on social housing

  12. Progress under the Land Aggregation Scheme

  13. The Pyrite Remediation Scheme

  14. Management of tax appeals

  15. Accounts of the National Treasury Management Agency

  16. Post Office Savings Bank Fund

  17. Ireland Apple escrow fund

  18. Irish Fiscal Advisory Council