Templemore audit reveals allegations of offshore bank accounts

New information has emerged about financial irregularities at the Garda College in Templemore, including the alleged existence of offshore bank accounts in the college’s name.

More than 400 pages of documentation have been sent to the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by An Garda Síochána containing a number of new claims, including the use of a bank account in the name of the Garda laundry account for payment of bonuses, loans to staff and the funding of entertainment and sporting expenses.

A report by an internal audit unit, released in March this year, discovered the college had been renting out land it did not own, running 50 bank accounts and using public money to fit out privately owned shops.

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