I think it is increible that an external company had to be employed to audit the expenses of 12 members of the Oireachtas. If an external company can understand the rules why couldn't someone in the Civil Service read the rules and carry out the audits themselves.
Surely the person who approves such expenses should understand the rules already.
It would be intersting to discover the cost of the audit carried out by Mazars.
Artilce from Irish Independent here:
Politicians hand back €16,000 after random expenses audit - National News - Independent.ie