Complete list of Value for Money Reviews 1997 – 2014

Below is a list of all of the Value for Money Reviews which were completed between 1997 – 2014. Links are provided to the VFMR where available. Please note that VFMR’s have been assigned to the Departments under which they were carried out. While care has been taken to ensure accuracy, the list below should be considered with this information in mind.

The below table is sorted alphabetically by department.

Where VFMR’s are marked N/a (not available), copies of the VFMR can be requested directly from the relevant Department.

Paper Title Department Review Period VFM Round Link to VFM
Value for Money review of Fisheries Decommissioning Schemes 2005-2008 Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2005 – 2008 2009 – 2011 Link
The Forest Road Scheme Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2004 – 2007 2008 – 2011 Link
Bovine Animal Identification and Traceability System Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2004 – 2007 2006 – 2008 Link
Fallen Animals Collection Scheme Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2001 – 2007 2006 – 2008 Link
Temporary Inspector (Meat Hygiene) Programme Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2003 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
The Young Farmers Installation Aid Scheme Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2003 – 2006 2009 – 2011 Link
Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Programme Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1996 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Capital Investment Scheme for the Marketing and Processing of Agricultural Products Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2000 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2000 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
The Organic Farming Scheme Agriculture, Food, and The Marine 2007 – 2013 2012 – 2014 Link
Disadvantage Area Scheme Agriculture, Food, and The Marine 2008 – 2013 2012 – 2014 Link
Animal Welfare, Recording and Breeding Scheme for Suckler Herds Agriculture, Food, and The Marine 2008 – 2012 2009 – 2011 Link
Ath bhreithniú as Dheantais faoi Actanna na dTither (Gaeltacht) 1929-1979 Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Canals – waterways programme Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Value for Money and Policy Review of the Arts Council Arts, Heritage, and The Gaeltacht 2009 – 2012 2009 – 2011 Link
Irish Film Board Arts, Sport and Tourism 1993 – 2004 2006 – 2008 N/a
Shannon Development Tourism Activities Arts, Sport and Tourism N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Sport Capital Programme Arts, Sport and Tourism 1999 – 2002 1997 – 2001 Link
Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme Arts, Sport and Tourism 1999 – 2002 2006 – 2008 Link
Irish Sports Council 2000-2006 Arts, Sport and Tourism 2000 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
CSO-Macro Economic Statistics Central Statistics Office N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Expenditure Review Report – Business Statistics Directorate Central Statistics Office 2007 2006 – 2008 Link
Social and Demographic Statistics Directorate Central Statistics Office N/a 2002 – 2004 Link
Value for Money and Policy Review of Youth Programmes Children & Youth Affairs 2010 – 2012 2012 – 2014 Link
Introduction of a Public Service Broadcasting Charge Communications, Energy & Natural Resources N/a 2012 – 2014 Link
Broadband Infrastructure (MANs) Communications, Energy & Natural Resources 2003 – 2005 2006 – 2008 N/a
Group Broadband Scheme Communications, Energy & Natural Resources 2004 – 2007 2006 – 2008 N/a
Public (Exchequer and Eu) Supports for Aquaculture Communications, Energy & Natural Resources 2000 – 2005 2006 – 2008 N/a
Energy (Conservative & Alternative) Communications, Energy & Natural Resources N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Sustainable Energy Priority Expenditure Evaluation Communications, Energy & Natural Resources 2000 – 2006 2004 – 2006 N/a
Coast Protection Programme – VFM review Communications, Energy & Natural Resources 1998 – 2000 2001 – 2002 N/a
BIM Ice plant Programme Communications, Energy & Natural Resources N/a 2001 – 2002 N/a
Fishery Harbours Programme Communications, Energy & Natural Resources N/a 2001 – 2002 N/a
Geological Survey of Ireland Communications, Energy & Natural Resources N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Irish Marine Emergency Service Communications, Energy & Natural Resources N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Local Development Social Inclusion Programme Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs 2000 – 2006 2006 – 2008 N/a
Ciste na Gaelige Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs N/a 2006 – 2008 N/a
Caiteachas Caípítíl ar na hOíleáin Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs N/a 2006 – 2008 N/a
Scéimeanna Feabshsúcháin sa Ghaeltahct Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Údarás na Gaeltachta Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Local Drugs Task Forces Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Contracting out of Audit Work to Private Sector Auditing Firms Comptroller & Auditor General 2002 – 2005 2006 – 2008 Link
Review Of Inventory Management In The Defence Forces Defence 2000 – 2013 2012 – 2014 Link
Review of Military Training Lands Portfolio Defence 2004 – 2007 2008 – 2011 Link
Naval Service Vessel Maintenance Defence 2003 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Clothing Procurement in the Defence Forces Defence 2003 – 2006 2006 – 2008 N/a
Aircraft Maintenance in the Air Corps Defence 2002 – 2004 2004 – 2006 Link
VFM Review of the Reserve Defence Forces Defence 2009 – 2011 2008 – 2011 Link
Review of the Provision of Medical Services to the Defence Forces Defence N/a 1997 – 2001 Link
Institiúid Teangeolaíochta Éireann Education N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Primary Education Education N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Review and Evaluation of the Supply Teacher Scheme for Primary Schools Education N/a 2004 – 2006 Link
1st &2nd level Building Programmes: Topic 2 (Devolved initiatives) Education N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Home/School/Community Liaison Scheme Education N/a 2002 – 2004 N/a
ICT Support Services for Schools Education and Science 1998 – 2005 2006 – 2008 Link
Youth Encounter Project (YEP) Schools Education and Science 2000 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Youthreach and Senior Traveller training Centre Education and Science 2001 – 2005 2006 – 2008 Link
Information & communication technologies (ICT) Undergraduate Skills programme Education and Science N/a 2006 – 2008 N/a
Teacher Education & Development Education and Science 2004 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Focused Policy Assessment Early Start Programme Education and Skills 2008 – 2014 2012 – 2014 Link
FPA of Data on Special Need Assistants 2011 – 2016 2015 – 2017 Link
A Value for Money Review of Expenditure on the special Needs Assistant Scheme Education and Skills 2007 – 2010 2008 – 2011 Link
Language Support for Migrants Education and Skills 2001 – 2009 2008 – 2011 Link
School Transport Scheme Education and Skills 1997 – 2008 2006 – 2008 Link
Standards-Based Apprenticeship System Enterprise, Trade and Employment N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Forfás Enterprise, Trade and Employment N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
IDA Ireland Enterprise, Trade and Employment N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Community Employment Programme- Expenditure review Enterprise, Trade and Employment N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
FAS Competency Development Programme in 2006 Enterprise, Trade and Employment 2006 2008 – 2011 N/a
Science Foundation Ireland Enterprise, Trade and Employment 2000 – 2005 2006 – 2008 N/a
Science & Technology Spending Enterprise, Trade and Employment N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Cross Departmental Review on Supports to the Long Term Unemployed Enterprise, Trade and Employment N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
IDA Ireland’s Property Programme Enterprise, Trade and Employment 1998 – 2002 2002 – 2004 N/a
Enterprise Ireland’s Overseas office network Enterprise, Trade and Employment N/a 2002 – 2004 N/a
Fás – Specific Skills Training Enterprise, Trade and Employment N/a 2001 – 2002 N/a
Operational Programme for Transport – Mid Term Evaluation Environment and Local Government N/a 1997 – 2001 N/A
Operational programme for environment services- Mid Term Evaluation Environment and Local Government N/a 1997 – 2001 N/A
Air Services Supported by the Public Service Obligation Programme Environment and Local Government N/a 1997 – 2001 N/A
Report on the Value for Money Review of the Water Services Investment Programme 2007-2009 Environment, Community and Local Government 2007 – 2009 2008 – 2011 Link
Value for Money & Policy Review of Clár and Rapid Leveraged Expenditure Approach Environment, Community and Local Government 2006 – 2009 2008 – 2011 Link
Interim Review Rental Accommodation Scheme Environment, Heritage and Local Government 2005 – 2007 2008 – 2011 Link
Rural Water programme Environment, Heritage and Local Government 2003 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Motor-tax-online Environment, Heritage and Local Government 2000 – 2005 2006 – 2008 Link
Voluntary Housing Environment, Heritage and Local Government N/a 2002 – 2004 N/A
Exchequer Financed Water and Sewerage Schemes Environment, Heritage and Local Government N/a 2001 – 2002 N/A
Charges for Services provided by the Radiological Protection Institute Ireland Environment, Heritage and Local Government N/a 1997 – 2001 N/A
Local Authority Tenant Purchase Scheme Environment, Heritage and Local Government N/a 1997 – 2001 N/A
Exchequer Capital Investment in Fire Service Environment, Heritage and Local Government N/a 1997 – 2001 N/A
Use of External Solicitor Enforcement to Recover Tax Debt Finance 2007 – 2009 2008 – 2011 Link
Civil Service Childcare Initiative Finance 2001 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Grant-in-Aid to OSI Finance 2002 – 2005 2006 – 2008 N/a
Information Society Fund Finance N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Grant-in-Aid to the ESRI Finance 2000 – 2004 2004 – 2006 N/a
Review of Grant-in-aid to the Institute of Public Administration Finance 2002 2004 – 2006 N/a
Change Management Fund Finance 1999 – 2004 2004 – 2006 N/a
Charitable Lotteries Scheme Finance N/a 2002 – 2004 N/a
Annual grant -In-Aid to the ESRI Finance N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Valuation Office Finance N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
OPW Arterial Drainage maintenance Programme – Report on measurement of return on investment Finance N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Review of Property Management in OPW Finance N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Valuation Office March 04 Finance N/a 2002 – 2004 N/a
Value for Money and Policy Review of the Construction Procurement Reform Initiative Finance N/a 2009 – 2011 Link
Provision of flood relief schemes Finance 2004 – 2007 2006 – 2008 Link
Policy Awareness Methods used by Office of the Ombudsman Finance N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Operation and Management of the IT Systems in the State Laboratory Finance 1997 – 2003 2004 – 2006 Link
Policy Awareness Methods used by Office of the Ombudsman Finance N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Cultural Relations with other Countries Foreign Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Irish Aid Support to HIV and Aids 2000-2007 Foreign Affairs 2000 – 2007 2008 – 2011 Link
Automated Passport project Foreign Affairs 2004 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Evaluation of the Mozambique Country Programmes 2001 – 2006 Foreign Affairs 2001 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Support to Tsunami Affected Countries Foreign Affairs 2005 2006 – 2008 Link
Support for Irish Emigrant Groups Abroad Foreign Affairs 2003 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Development cooperation Ireland’s support for education in Uganda and Zambia Foreign Affairs N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
EU Accession Training ( Assistance to Eastern Europe) Programme Foreign Affairs N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Support to Afghanistan 2000-2003 Foreign Affairs N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Synthesis Report on the Expenditure Review of the Development Cooperation Ireland in Country Micro Projects Scheme Foreign Affairs N/a 2002 – 2004 N/a
Inhambane Provincial Development Programme Foreign Affairs N/a 2002 – 2004 N/a
EU programme for Peace & Reconciliation Foreign Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Management of Embassy Properties abroad Foreign Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Irish Aid to Ethiopia Foreign Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Value for Money Review of EU Missions Foreign Affairs and Trade 2008 – 2011 2008 – 2011 Link
Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services in Ireland Health 2005 – 2011 2008 – 2011 Link
Long Stay Residential Care for Adults within the Mental Services Health 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Nursing Home Subvention Scheme Health N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Intellectual Disability Programme Health N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Dental Treatment Service Schemes Health N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Equal Opportunities Childcare programme Health and Children 2000 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Review of the Economic Cost and Charges Associated with private and semi-private treatment services in public hospitals Health and Children 2005 – 2010 2008 – 2011 Link
The Allocation and Utilisation of Funding in Acute Services in the Southern Hospitals Group in 2006 Health and Children 2004 – 2006 2008 – 2011 Link
VFM on Legal Aid Board Justice and Equality N/a 2012 – 2014 Link
Value for Money and Policy Review of the Asylum Seeker Accommodation Programme Justice and Equality 2005 – 2008 2008 – 2011 Link
Value for Money and Policy Review of the Community Service Scheme Justice and Equality 2006 – 2007 2006 – 2008 Link
Courts Services ICT Programme 2001-2007 Justice and Equality N/a 2006 – 2008 Link
Prisons Capital Projects Justice and Equality 2000 – 2005 2006 – 2008 Link
Courts Services – Staff Training and Development Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 2006 – 2008 N/a
Report on Projects Funded by the Probation Service Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 2006 – 2008 Link
Asylum & immigration Justice, Equality and Law Reform 2001 – 2004 2004 – 2006 Link
Irish Prison Service, Expenditure Review of healthcare Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Courthouse Maintenance & Capital Building Refurbishment Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 2004 – 2006 Link
Irish Equality Authority Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 2004 – 2006 Link
Early Start Pre-School Programme Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 2001 – 2002 N/a
Probation and Welfare Service – Grants to Voluntary Bodies Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Legal Aid Board Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Compensation Scheme for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Garda Overtime Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Garda Compensation Scheme Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Transportation of Prisoners Justice, Equality and Law Reform N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Information Technology External Resources Expenditure in 2006 Office of the Revenue Commissioners 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Revenue’s Data Capture Outsourcing Programme Office of the Revenue Commissioners 2002 – 2004 2004 – 2006 Link
Revenue’s Training Programme Office of the Revenue Commissioners N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
FPA on Early Childhood Education and the ECCE Scheme Public Expenditure and Reform 2010 – 2013 2012 – 2014 Link
FPA on Pobal Public Expenditure and Reform 2012 – 2013 2012 – 2014 Link
FPA on the Rural Social Scheme Public Expenditure and Reform 2007 – 2013 2012 – 2014 Link
FPA on the Civil Service Childcare Initiative Public Expenditure and Reform 2001 – 2011 2012 – 2014 Link
Provision of Social Welfare Related information by the Citizens Information Board Social and Family Affairs 2006 – 2008 2008 – 2011 Link
Review of Career’s Allowance & Career’s Benefit Scheme Social and Family Affairs N/a 2006 – 2008 N/a
Medical Review and Assessment Service Social and Family Affairs N/a 2006 – 2008 N/a
UA/UB for Atypical workers Social and Family Affairs N/a 2006 – 2008 Link
Supplementary welfare allowance scheme Social and Family Affairs N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Proposals for supporting Lone Parents Social and Family Affairs N/a 2004 – 2006 N/a
Back to Education Allowance Scheme Social and Family Affairs N/a 2004 – 2006 Link
Working Group on the Review of the Supplementary Welfare Allowance, Phase 1 Social and Family Affairs 2001 – 2003 2004 – 2006 Link
Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme Social and Family Affairs 1990 – 2002 2002 – 2004 Link
Urban and Gealtacht School Meals Scheme Social and Family Affairs 1999 – 2001 2002 – 2004 Link
Social Welfare Payments to Orphans Social and Family Affairs N/a 2002 – 2004 Link
Report of the Working Group on the Review of Illness and Disability Payment Scheme Social and Family Affairs N/a 2002 – 2004 N/a
Review of the Qualifying Conditions of the Old Age (Contributory) and Retirement Pension Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Treatment of Married, Cohabiting and One-Parent Families under the Tax and Social Welfare Codes – Working Group Report Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
INDECON Report on Back to Work Allowance and Area Allowance (Enterprise) Schemes Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Review of Free Schemes operated by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Review of One Parent Family Payment Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Review of Credited Contributions Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Actuarial Review of Social Welfare Pension (Irish Pensions Trust Ltd.); Securing retirement income – national pensions policy initiative report of the pensions board Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
The Disincentive Effects of Secondary Benefits Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Back to Work Allowance scheme Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Schemes for locally based women’s group and locally based men’s group Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Family and Community Resource centre programme Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Review of Career’s allowance Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
National and Smokeless Fuel Schemes Social and Family Affairs N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Indecon Report on Evaluation of JobBridge Social Protection 2011 – 2012 2012 – 2014 Link
Review of the Disability Allowance Scheme Social Protection 1996 – 2009 2008 – 2011 Link
Review of Child Income Support and Associated Spending Programmes Social Protection 1997 – 2010 2008 – 2011 Link
National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO) and its constituent Bodies Taoiseach N/a 2006 – 2008 N/a
Partnership at Work in Ireland: An Evaluation of Progress under Partnership 2000 Taoiseach N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Operational Programme for Local Urban and Rural Development 94/99 Taoiseach N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Board Fáilte Éireann Tourism and Trade N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Overseas Tourism Marketing Initiative Tourism and Trade N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
CERT- Expenditure review Tourism and Trade N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Rail Safety Transport 2004 – 2008 2006 – 2008 Link
Strategic non-national roads Transport 2000 – 2007 2006 – 2008 Link
Capital Spend by Dublin Transport office Transport N/a 2006 – 2008 N/a
Air Services supported by the public service obligations Transport N/a 2002 – 2004 Link
National Road Maintenance Transport N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
CIE Subvention Transport N/a 1997 – 2001 N/a
Value for Money and Policy Review -Current Expenditure on National Road Maintenance Transport, Tourism, and Sport 2007 – 2014 2012 – 2014 Link
Focused Policy Assessment – Green Schools Travel Programme Transport, Tourism, and Sport 2008 – 2012 2012 – 2014 Link
Value for Money and Policy Review of the Rural Transport Programme Transport, Tourism, and Sport 2002 – 2009 2008 – 2011 Link
MSO Value for Money Review April 2012 Transport, Tourism, and Sport 2002 – 2010 2008 – 2011 Link
Value for Money Review of Exchequer Funding on the Regional Airports Programme Transport, Tourism, and Sport 2000 – 2009 2008 – 2011 Link
Value for Money and Policy Review of the Traffic Management Grants Scheme Transport, Tourism, and Sport 2004 – 2006 2006 – 2008 Link
Cross Departmental Review on Road Safety Transport, Tourism, and Sport 1998 – 2002 2004 – 2006 Link
Irish Coast Guard Value for money review April 2012 Transport, Tourism, and Sport N/a 1997 – 2001 Link