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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Audit of Local Authority Accounts.

Tuesday, 28 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 9

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Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan asked the Minister for Local Government the latest financial year for which the accounts of each local authority, each health authority and each mental health board have been audited and reported on to him by local government auditors; and what steps will be taken to expedite such audits and to ensure the shortest possible time between the end of a financial year and the presentation of the necessary report.

Mr. P. Brennan: Information on Patrick Brennan Zoom on Patrick Brennan As the reply is mainly in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it in the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

Latest Financial year for which accounts audited AUTHORITIES
County Councils County Borough Councils Borough and Urban District Councils Town Commissioners Health Authorities Joint Mental Health Boards
1962-63 Carlow Dublin Ballinasloe Newcastle W. Waterford Laoighis-
  Galway   Dundalk Rathkeale   Offaly
  Limerick   Tullamore     Longford-
  Longford         Meath-
  Monaghan         Westmeath-
  Offaly         Galway-
  Tipperary SR         Roscommon
1963-64 Clare Limerick Athlone Ardee Cork Carlow-
  Cork   Athy Balbriggan Limerick Kildare
  Donegal   Birr Ballybay   Cavan-
  Kerry   Bray Droichead Nua   Monaghan
  Kildare   Bundoran Edenderry   Tipperary
  Laoighis   Carlow Gorey    
  Leitrim   Carrickmacross Granard    
  Roscommon   Cashel Muinebeag    
  Tipperary   Castleblaney Roscommon    
  NR   Clones      
  Waterford   Clonmel      
  Wexford   Drogheda      
      Enniscorthy      
      Monaghan      
      Nenagh      
      Sligo      
      Templemore      
      Thurles      
      Tipperary      
      Trim      
      Wexford      
1964-65 Cavan Cork An Uaimh Ballyshannon Dublin Leitrim-
  Dublin Waterford Arklow Bandon   Sligo
  Kilkenny   Athy Bantry    
  Louth   Bray Belturbet    
  Mayo   Carrick-on-Suir Boyle    
[1325][1326] Meath   Castlebar Callan    
  Sligo   Cavan Cootehill    
  Westmeath   Ceannanus Mór Fethard    
  Wicklow   Clonakilty Kilkee    
      Cobh Lismore    
      Dungarvan Loughrea    
      Dún Laoghaire Mountmellick    
      Ennis Mullingar    
      Fermoy Passage W.    
      Galway Tramore    
      Kilkenny Tuam    
      Killarney      
      Kilrush      
      Kinsale      
      Letterkenny      
      Listowel      
      Longford      
      Macroom      
      Mallow      
      Midleton      
      Naas      
      New Ross      
      Skibbereen      
      Tralee      
      Westport      
      Wicklow      
      Youghal      

Owing to the difficulties of recruitment, the Audit Branch of my Department was short-staffed over a number of years but is now at full established strength, and audit programmes are being designed which it is hoped will progressively eliminate the arrears and bring the audits of local authority accounts up-to-date within the shortest possible time.


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