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State resources are plentiful, but it won’t always be so

With a no-deal Brexit looming, it’s vital the state adopts more vigilance when it comes to government departments wasting and misspending taxpayers’ money

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
6th October, 2019

At this time every year, the annual report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) is published. It’s quite the tome, examining the spending of every government department and agency over the course of 12 months. When you consider that the state spends more than €60 billion a year on behalf of taxpayers, the report deserves to be read in some detail and acted on.

The C&AG looks at whether expenditure follows...

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