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Northern Ireland overspend.

Northern Ireland overspend.

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) has criticised the Education Authority (EA) for overspending its budget by £19m in 2016-17.

The EA is responsible for allocating money to schools across Northern Ireland.

It also commissions and pays for things like school transport, school maintenance and support for children with special educational needs (SEN).

The EA's budget for 2016/17 was £1,543m but it spent £1,562m.

The comptroller and auditor general, Kieran Donnelly, also raised concerns about a number of other aspects of the authority's budget, including how late it was confirmed.

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