19 Apr 2021, 15.30

The Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 20 April, to examine the Comptroller and Auditor General’s 2019 Appropriation Accounts for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The meeting at 6.30pm, chaired by Deputy Brian Stanley, will be broadcast from Committee Room 4 of Leinster House and will examine:

The Committee will hear first from the C&AG, Seamus McCarthy, followed by officials from the Department, led by the Secretary General, Brendan Gleeson.

Deputy Stanley said: “The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is responsible for managing our farming, food and fisheries, which are key sectors in our national and rural economies. In 2019, the Department had voted expenditure of €1.6 billion and also managed the disbursement of a further €1.3 billion in EU funding.

“We will examine this expenditure as well as financial management and reporting for fishery harbour centres and expenditure on the TB eradication scheme. The Committee looks forward to discussing these issues and other matters raised by the C&AG with the Department.”

The meeting in Committee Room 4 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.

PAC is a standing committee of Dáil Éireann which focuses on ensuring public services are run efficiently and achieve value for money.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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