Internal Audit Division

“The Mission of Internal Audit is to enhance and protect organisational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight.

The role of internal audit is: “to provide an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organisation's operations. It helps an organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes” (The Institute of Internal Auditors).”

The HSE’s Internal Audit Division is responsible for ensuring that a comprehensive programme of audit work is carried out annually throughout the HSE. The purpose of this work is to provide assurance that controls and procedures are operated in accordance with best practice and with the appropriate regulations and to make recommendations for the improvement of such controls and procedures. The HSE Audit Committee, to whom the Division reports, monitors the work of the Division. In addition, the Division reports at the highest level in the HSE. The scope of Internal Audit covers all systems and activities throughout the HSE and bodies totally or partially funded by the HSE.

The Division comprises four units:

  1. Internal Audit Operations – this is the main part of the work of the Division and entails the completion of a programme of internal audits by each of the various audit offices (8 in all based throughout the country - Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kells, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Tullamore).
  2. ICT Audit – this comprises of a number of ICT audits conducted in the main by external specialist ICT auditors contracted to work for the Division.
  3. Special Projects & Investigations – this work is conducted by a small team in the Division together with, if required, specialist forensic accounting contractors.
  4. Healthcare Audit – this comprises audits specific to the area of Healthcare conducted by a team based throughout the country.

National Director - Joseph Duggan

Assistant National Director Corporate Reporting – Alan Moran
Phone: 071 963 7322

Assistant National Director Operations – Tom Malone
Phone: 01 795 9764

Assistant National Director Special Investigations – Paul Hannon
Phone: 044 939 5560

Assistant National Director ICT Audit – Michelle Galvin
Phone: 046 925 1343

Assistant National Director Healthcare Audit – Dr. Cora McCaughan