Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Ceisteanna (149, 150)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

149. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will make public the Garda report on mismanagement of public funds by the Garda Training College in Templemore; the recipients of rental income from Dromad farm land between 2009 and 2013 and if the recipients will be directed to repay rental income to the OPW as legal owner of the land. [30235/16]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

150. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she has discussed with the Garda Commissioner the report on mismanagement of public funds by the Garda Training College in Templemore; if her attention has been drawn to the Commissioner’s plans to ensure implementation of the recommendations within the report; the timeframe of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30236/16]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 149 and 150 together.

In accordance with the provisions of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer for the Garda Vote.

My Department received a draft interim Audit Report of the Garda College from An Garda Síochána's Head of Internal Audit on 16 September. I understand that the draft Report was sent to all interested parties for their observations before it is finalised. The response to the Report once it is finalised will be a matter for the Commissioner as Accounting Officer. I expect that in the normal course, the Report will be furnished to the Comptroller and Auditor General for his information and for any further enquiries he may wish to make.