The Authority has noted the significant findings and recommendations published this afternoon by the Committee of Public Accounts in relation to Financial Procedures at the Garda College in Templemore. These will be examined and considered formally at the next Authority meeting on 27 July. At that meeting the Authority will also be assessing the implementation by the Garda Síochána of its Internal Audit Reports on these matters as part of its preparation for reporting to the Minister for Justice and Equality in the coming weeks.
As part of its 2017 corporate priorities signed off in January and published, the Authority is undertaking a review of aspects of the corporate governance in the Garda Síochána. The recommendations in the Committee’s report in relation to structures and governance of the Garda Síochána are very timely and will be of relevance to that work.