As the Deputy is aware the preparation and publication of the Annual Reports is a matter for the Board of the relevant State Body and is subject to the establishing legislation of the State body in question and other applicable legislative and policy frameworks, including the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies.
A number of my Department’s commercial State bodies have already published their Annual Reports and these are available to view on their websites. These bodies are –
- Shannon Group
- Bus Átha Cliath
- Bus Éireann
- Iarnród Éireann
In relation to our commercial ports, publication will occur following completionof all Annual General Meetings and presentation of the Annual Reports to Government.
Publication of the Annual Reports of the other, non-commercial, Bodies should take place within the timelines prescribed by their legislation and the Code of Practice. As part of standard corporate governance oversight arrangements, my Department monitors compliance with these requirements.