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Full EU investigation into Templemore irregularities to be welcomed - Cullinane

16 July, 2017 - by David Cullinane TD



Sinn Féin TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee David Cullinane has welcomed news that the EU Anti-fraud agency OLAF will carry out a full and extensive investigation into the use of EU funds at the Templemore Garda training college.

Speaking today, Deputy Cullinane said:

"The financial irregularities at the Garda Training College identified in an internal audit report are of the utmost seriousness. Two more internal audit reports are to published soon with one focusing on the use of EU funds.

"On Tuesday the PAC will publish its report. This report will focus on systems, process and procedural failures.

"We now have ongoing examinations by Revenue, the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Central Bank, OLAF, Garda internal audit and the Public Accounts Committee.

"It is clear that these are serious matters. It is vital that we have full transparency and accountability. The circling of the wagons by An Garda Síochána must end."

ENDS//

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