Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Public Accounts Committee

Financial Statements of the Higher Education Authority 2013
General Report No. 85 of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Accountability and Governance on the National College of Art and Design

10:00 am

Photo of Patrick O'DonovanPatrick O'Donovan (Limerick, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I have a question for Mr. Boland following from what the Comptroller and Auditor General has said.

In anyone's estimation, what the HEA, being the funding agency for NCAD, has allowed to happen on its watch is an absolute scandal. Over the past five years or thereabouts, it has pumped approximately €100 million in taxpayers' money into a college that cannot provide a certified set of accounts, and it continued to do so without any major intervention until the Comptroller and Auditor General produced this report and until it was invited to come before the committee.


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