Friday 19 January 2018

Committee has done the State some service

Fine Gael's John Deasy. Photo: Tom Burke
Fine Gael's John Deasy. Photo: Tom Burke
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has had its detractors over the past five years.

Only last week, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern accused the PAC of acting like "a shower of wolves".

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte claimed the Dáil spending watchdog had gone "off the rails" because of "grandstanding and exotic creatures wanting to display their plumage".

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