The Auditor General for Wales recently accompanied members of the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee to Dublin to see what they could learn from the Dáil Éireann (Their Irish equivalent). Originally blogged by the National Assembly for Wales the following post outlines the differences, common themes and key learning from the trip.
PAC Chair Darren Millar AM with Huw Vaughan Thomas, Auditor General for Wales, and Committee Members Alun Ffred Jones AM, Julie Morgan AM and Aled Roberts AM outside Leinster House
On Wednesday 19 November 2014, four Members of the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee flew to Dublin to meet their counterparts in the Dáil Éireann – part of the Committee’s on-going work to improve its ways of working. They were accompanied by the Auditor General for Wales, who regularly meets his Irish counterpart, the Comptroller and Auditor General.
The Dáil and Seanad Éireann are the two Houses of the Oireachtas, which meet in Leinster House. Upon arrival in Dublin, Assembly Members joined their counterparts at Leinster House for a working dinner to share experiences and priorities with the Teachtaí Dála, or TDs, who sat on the Public Accounts Committee.
On Thursday 20 December, the Members returned to Leinster…
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