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Questions Survivors would like to ask the Public Accounts Committee Regarding Caranua

I think its only fair that Survivors should be able to ask for an Inquiry into Caranua from the Public Accounts Committee?

Its fair to say that using a simple management tool and a calculator that this runaway Train could have been predicted Months  and Months ago!

A Straight line Graph shows a Steady Trend!

A Graph that takes a rapid upturn is less easy to predict

As you can see a Competent Manager would have predicted this early on and gone back to the Minister asking for more funds!

The Steepest part of the Graph is December 2014 to February 2015, this would have rung alarm bells for me!

So now they want to Cap Applicants could they have seen this coming?

As you can see the answer is a resounding Yes!

All Data is Taken from Caranua's  own Website!

I am Deeply indebted to ROBERT for getting me to think about and analyse these figures!

I'm sure he has his own observation to add?

As I'm sure you all will?

I look forward to your Comment and Questions for the Public Account Committee

Further Reading

Public Accounts Committee Thursday, 13 October 2016 Raised the Subj...

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Comment by robert on June 22, 2016 at 13:28

 

Thank you for that Michael. 

Comment by micheal on June 22, 2016 at 14:09

Thank you for your support Robert we will get them and they will have to pay for what they have done, any plans of attack you can think of would love to hear them, the more strands to our fight the better, Michael

Comment by jack colleton on June 22, 2016 at 15:19

I Don't Suppose We Could All Gather Here And Talk At Once (IM) !

Comment by micheal on June 22, 2016 at 18:12

Its a good thought Jack, i would have to head to internet cafe to be part of this, my little tablet or my poor connection would not be able for it:-) but well up for following your lead on this.

Comment by jack colleton on June 22, 2016 at 18:23

Michael : -

Perhaps Not All Members Can Be Free To Meet Here For A Chat On A Pre- Arranged Date And Time But If Enough Us Can That Would Be Great.

Comment by micheal on June 22, 2016 at 18:37

Fully agree Jack please take the lead on this, thanks Michael

Comment by jack colleton on June 22, 2016 at 18:43

I Guess A Few Questions Would Be: -

1: Would Members Like To Have A Group Chat (IM)  About Various Issues?

2: When Might Be A Good Date?

3: When Might Be A Good Time?

Comment by Rob Northall on October 20, 2016 at 17:52

Have Just Sent this to the Clerk to thee Public Accounts Committee

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:51 PM
Subject: Caranua

Dear Mr. McEnery

It is my understanding that you are the Clerk to the Public Accounts Committee.

I Note that Caranua were discussed on 13th October 2016 There seems to some erroneous Comments made by

Mr. Seamus McCarthy: As Bellow

The statement on internal financial control deals more comprehensively with these issues. If the committee members review that statement, they will have an idea of the kinds of weaknesses and so on that exist. This was effectively the first year of operation of Caranua. It was established in 2013 but there was little spend that year. The organisation was putting systems in place. Caranua was struggling with having the right number of staff and continuity of staffing as well as getting its systems in place. It has taken some time to get the financial statements for 2014 completed. Currently, the financial statements for 2015 are being audited.

Firstly I ask you make Members of the Public Accounts Committee Aware that Caranua Has a Legal Duty under the Act Governing it to Present its Accounts and Annual Report to Both Houses of the Oireachtas!

Section 19. Annual report and information
(1) The Board shall not later than 31 March in each year prepare, in such form and manner as it considers appropriate, a report of its activities and proceedings during the preceding year.

(2) If the establishment day falls in the period from 1 October to the following 31 December, the first report under subsection (1) shall be prepared not later than 31 March in the second year following that in which the establishment day falls and shall relate to the year in which the establishment day falls and the following year.

(3) The Minister shall, as soon as may be after receiving the report, cause copies of the report to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

(4) The Board shall arrange for a report laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas in accordance with subsection (3) to be published on the internet as soon as practicable after copies of the report are laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

Some of the Questions Survivors would like to ask the Public Accounts Committee Regarding Caranua - at The Shame of Ireland can be read at the following link> http://bit.ly/2ewctHp

I would be grateful if you would make Members of the Committee aware of this?

Furthermore Caranua and the Minister have revised the Scope of Eligible Criteria in Direct Contravention of

Section 4. Orders and regulations


4. Orders and regulations
(1) The Minister may by regulations provide for any matter referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed.

(2) Without prejudice to any provision of this Act, regulations under this section may contain such incidental, supplementary and consequential provisions as appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of the regulations.

(3) Where regulations are proposed to be made for the purposes of section 8(3), a draft of those regulations shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the regulations shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.

Section 8(3) The Minister, on receipt of a recommendation from the Board or following consultation by him or her with the Board, may prescribe a class of service, other than a class of service referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of subsection (1), to be a class of service in relation to which the Board may make a determination under subsection

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Section 15 Accountability of chief executive to Public Accounts Committee

(b) the economy and efficiency of the Board in the use of its resources,

(c) the systems, procedures and practices employed by the Board for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of its operations,

As well as the Gross Financial Mismanagement of the Finances as Outlined in the Blog above.The C.E.O. has waste Thousands of Euros belonging to Survivors (as the Trust Fund is for the Benefit of Survivors) on thuse over the last 2 years of Agency Staff paying a premium for the use of Such Staff.

Temporary Staff will by their Nature have

Low Motivation

High Turn Over

Poor Team Skills

Poor Understanding of Function and Role

The most Valuable Resource of ANY Organisation is It's staff and Caranua has had very few from its Inception!

Its my understanding that this was impeded by the Minister for Education? But it is the ultimate Responsibility of the C.E.O.!

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It is My understanding that the Interest from the €110,000,000 is being with held from the Board Contrary to

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Act 2012

Section 29 Management of moneys relating to Board

Part 3

Financial Matters

29. Management of moneys relating to Board

(1) As soon as may be after the coming into operation of this section the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, shall pay to the Agency—

(a) an amount equal to the total of moneys received by the Minister and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform from the trustees of a relevant trust and lodged in an account established at the Central Bank in the names of the Minister and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for the purpose of receiving cash contributions towards the costs incurred by the Board in the performance of its functions,

(b) an amount equal to the aggregate of the interest on the amount referred to in paragraph (a) since establishment of the account referred to in that paragraph.

(2) Notwithstanding that it may not be authorised by the terms, or may be inconsistent with the charitable purposes, of a relevant trust the trustees of the relevant trust may make, and the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform may accept—

(a) a payment of moneys where the purpose of the payment is to make a contribution towards the costs incurred by the Board in the performance of its functions, and

(b) an amount equal to the aggregate of the interest on the moneys referred to in paragraph (a) which the trustees of the relevant trust confirm to be due, and the Minister shall, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, pay those moneys to the Agency.

(3) The Agency shall establish an investment account into which the amounts and moneys referred to in subsections (1) and (2) shall be deposited.

(4) The total of the amount under subsection

(1)(a) and the moneys under subsection

(2)(a) paid to the Agency shall not exceed €110,000,000.

(5) Moneys in the investment account that are not required for the purposes of section 30 shall be invested by the Agency and any income, capital or other benefit received in respect of moneys invested under this subsection shall be paid into the investment account or invested under this subsection.

(6) An investment under subsection (5) shall be in securities in which trustees are for the time being authorised by law to invest trust funds or in any of the stocks, funds or securities in which moneys of the Post Office Savings Bank are for the time being authorised to be invested.

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The Minister for Education Constantly Denies his Responsibility for Caranua under

Section 10. Directions of the Minister

10. Directions of the Minister
(1) The Minister may, in relation to the performance by the Board of its functions, give a direction in writing to the Board requiring it to comply with such policies of the Government as are specified in the direction.

(2) The Minister may, by direction in writing amend or revoke a direction under this section, including a direction under this subsection.

(3) The Board shall comply with a direction under this section.

There is also a total lack of Advocacy on Behalf of Survivors contrary to

s. 25 Liaison officers
25. Liaison officers
(1) A public authority shall ensure, so far as practicable, that the activities of the Board and those of the public authority, in so far as they relate to their respective statutory functions, are coordinated.

(2) A public authority shall, when requested by the Board, authorise such and so many of its employees as it considers appropriate (in this Act referred to as “liaison officers”) to—
(a) advise former residents on the publicly available services provided by the public authority,

(b) provide to the Board information in relation to the range of publicly available services operated by that public authority, and

(c) liaise with the Board in relation to any application received by the Board under section 20.

(3) The Board may, with the consent of a former resident, consult with a public authority for the purpose of determining to what if any publicly available services the former resident is entitled.

This Clearly States that EVERY Local Authority shall have at Least One (1) Liaison Officer to Help Survivors Avail of Council Services!

It is for these and many other reasons that I and Members of the Shame Of Ireland Request a Full Investigation into Caranua

Yours Sincerely

Rob Northall

Member of The Shame of Ireland

Comment by Rob Northall on October 21, 2016 at 12:20

Had a Reply from Ted McEnery this Morning and sent him a Thank you and another Request.

they Appear Bellow

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2016 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: Caranua

Thank you Rob for the email below. I have passed it on to the secretariat of the PAC as I am no longer the clerk to that Committee. Kieran Lenihan is the clerk to the Committee now.


Ted Mc Enery
Clerk to the Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Tel.6183867


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My Reply

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2016 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: Caranua
Hi Ted
ThanX for your Quick reply!
And for Forwarding the Correspondence to Kieran Lenihan
Would it be possible to have his email address by return?
I am unsure of the Role of the Budgetary Oversight Committee?
Butt the Information I sent has great Impact on Budgeting in Caranua especially the Lack of Access to the Interest on and Non investment of the Principle Amount!
Also the enforced use of Temporary Agency Staff and the Premium that that Attracts to Staffing Costs?
A Lesson or 2 Could be learned there?
If you feel it Appropriate I would be grateful if you could bring it to their attention?
Take Care
Rob
Comment by Rob Northall on October 21, 2016 at 12:27

I Also Sent the a copy of the email to the Clerk to the Public Accounts Committee to Clare Daly TD

My email

Dear Clare
I have just sent an Email to The Clerk to the Public Accounts Committee Requesting a Full Investigation into Caranua

I would be Grateful if you could do the same?

Bellow is a copy of the email

Feel free to use the content as youu wish?

You may wish to raise some points with the Minister for Education

Thank you for your support to date

Take Care

Rob

Her Reply

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your email.  I agree with many of the points you are raising and we are asking very similar questions from this office and we will continue to do so.  Fair play to you for keeping the pressure on. It will be interesting to see what response you get.  We are not considering this course of action at the moment but we are pursuing the matter in other ways.  Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

All the best
Rhona McCord
Parliamentary Assistant
Office of Clare Daly TD

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