Gardaí broke spending rules with €4m outlay on clothes, shoes and PPE
Force awarded 44 contracts in 2020 without a competitive tendering process
An Garda Síochána broke public spending rules with an outlay of more than €4 million on clothes, shoes and PPE in 2020, it has emerged.
Figures provided to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) show a breakdown of non-compliant expenditure totalling more than €8.7 million from 2020.
The gardaí awarded some 44 contracts that year without a competitive tendering process, a letter sent to PAC by the gardaí shows.
It reveals that one company – James ...