Press Release

Statement by the Department of Health and Children in relation to SIPTU report

The Department of Health & Children has this evening (25 March 2010) received a copy of the report by SIPTU into the “SIPTU National Health & Local Authority Levy Fund” bank account.

The issues dealt with in the report were the subject of examination by the Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) of the 30th Dáil and it is expected that they will be considered further by that Committee when it has been reconstituted by the current DáilAt its meeting of 16th December 2010 the Committee requested a joint analysis by the Department and the HSE on the totality of the SKILL Programme and Partnership Programme when the SIPTU report became available. The Department will now work with the HSE to prepare the analysis requested by the PAC.