The DICP is to lose all its funding from May 31st after an audit by Pobal, the government funding authority, found a range of irregularities when auditing its accounts. They discovered that senior staff members were being paid in excess of pay scales and that other funding such as travel expenses could not be backed up by documentation to explain why the expense was incurred.
There are 3 City Council members on the DICP Board, Labour Lord Mayor Emer Costello, Independent Mannix Flynn, and Sinn Féin councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh. Mannix Flynn resigned from the Board when the Pobal report was sent to the Board.
What strikes me is the scale of the salaries and the sheer amount of the total funding that labour costs seem to be of there Partnerships.
Funding to inner-city development body stopped after auditor's findings - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 15, 2010