I can advise the Deputy that 42 internal audit reports have been completed by my Department's Internal Audit Unit since 2004, details of which are appended to this reply.
I am advised that no disciplinary action has been taken against any employee of my Department as a consequence of a recommendation contained in an Internal Audit Report.
Completed Audit Reports 2004-2008
Roads (EU Audit) — M1 Cloghran-Lissenhall (Stage 2) Project
Roads (EU Audit) — M1 Lissenhall-Balbriggan Project
Roads (EU Audit)- M50 South Eastern Motorway (Stage 2) Project
Public Transport (EU Audit)- Heuston Terminal & South West Rail Corridor Development (Stage 1) Project
Road Haulage Division
Audit of IT Financial Systems
CIE Payments of capital and safety grants
Finance Unit Processing of Payments
General controls over bank accounts
Procurement Audit — Administrative Budget for Procurement
Road Haulage Payments System
Road Policy Division — Approval and Payment of Capital Grants to NRA
RPA Investment Division approval and payment of capital grants to RPA
Driver Testing Section — Audit of cash receipts in respect of driver testing fees
Driver Licensing Section and Finance Unit — Audit of recoupment of driver licensing expenses from the Local Government Fund
CIE — Public Service Obligation Payments (Non-Capital)
EU Audit — ESIOP National Public Transport Services Measure
Payments to Regional Airports (Non-Capital)
DTO- Traffic Management Measures (Capital)
Bus Licensing -System for processing of licenses and handling of fees
Receipt of fees in respect of National Toll Roads
Audit of European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) expenditure
Arrangements for approval and payment of overtime
Audit of Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Contract
EU Audit — ESIOP National Roads Measure
Audit of the system of selection and payment of a representative sample of subhead A7 (consultants / contractors)
Audit of the system for processing of subscriptions to Eurocontrol and recoupment of subscriptions from the Irish Aviation Authority.
Audit of the system for processing of administration payments and expenses to the National Roads Authority.
Audit of the system for Maintenance of the Systems Dossier.
Cohesion Fund — Systems-Based Audit of the Ennis Bypass Project.
Review of Integration of Maritime Functions into the Department of Transport.
Systems-Based Audit of the Fixed Asset Register.
Control & Management of Stores in the Irish Coastguard.
Comparative review of compliance with Code of Practice on the Governance of State Bodies.
Review of Public Procurement Practices.
Regional Airports — Capital Expenditure Grant Scheme
Review of arrangements for maintenance of Risk Management System
Audit of the system for payment of capital grants to RPA
Audit of system for management and maintenance of the Flexible Working Hours system
Audit of system for processing grants for non-national roads
Audit of Payroll — staff joining / leaving
Audit of the system for processing payments under the Rural Transport Programme