Where now for parliamentary inquiry?
The Public Accounts Committee avoided judicial strictures over preceding decades because the chair steered the committee between the ditches
Why is it that, since 1924, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) did its business reasonably successfully and attracted minimal criticism up to the 31st Dáil and the Angela Kerins case? It managed to discharge its responsibilities while occasionally having to navigate very choppy waters. For example, during the turbulence of the Arms Crisis of 1970 it was tasked with examining what happened to monies voted for the relief of distress in Northern Ireland....
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