Calling the PAC to account

Calling the PAC to account
Sean Fleming believes Leinster House authorities are trying to stymie the PAC

Some politicians have been accused of using the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee as a springboard to making a name for themselves in the media, while those before it are being subjected to hard interrogation. Could it, and should it, be different?

The Public Accounts Committee is the Dáil’s oldest and most powerful committee, established in 1923 to scrutinise the spending of taxpayers’ money and determine if the state is getting value for money.

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