Thursday February 20, 2020

McGuinness calls on OPW to list costs of Pope’s visit

Several public hearings failed to satisfy the Oireachtas finance committee on the details of the millions spent on Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland last August

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
30th December, 2018

The Office of Public Works’ financial control systems are “extremely worrying” and merit examination by the Comptroller and Auditor General, according to the head of the Oireachtas finance committee, John McGuinness.

He made his comments after several public hearings failed to satisfy his committee on the details of the millions spent on Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland last August.

It comes as the estimated cost of the refurbishment of the...

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