February 22, 2024
Bringing RTÉ under Comptroller and Audit General is long overdue – Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Public Expenditure, Rose Conway-Walsh TD has called on government to stop the mixed messages and flip flopping and finally bring the RTÉ under the remit of the state Auditor.

Teachta Conway-Walsh said:

“This is yet more mixed messages and flip flopping from the government as the RTÉ scandal turns into a saga.

“Sinn Féin have been calling since last July for RTÉ’s exemption from state audit to be removed. To allow the C&AG to carry out audits as they currently do for TG4.

“It should not have taken yet more revelations of mismanagement at RTÉ to emerge for the government forced into this position.

“Only two weeks ago Paschal Donohue categorically ruled out even reviewing the remit of the C&AG in light of events surrounding RTÉ.

“Now we have reports that the government are finally considering this obviously step to increase accountability and oversight.

“The government talk of accountability at RTÉ rings hollow when this straightforward step is not taken.

“Sinn Féin want to see all semi-states under the remit of the state auditor. This is seen internationally as best practice.”

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