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
Mr. Seán Ó Foghlú:
As I indicated in my opening statement, we are very concerned primarily with senior management in and governance of the NCAD given that the arrangements were not put in place. We are also concerned about the processes in the HEA given that it failed to spot this at an earlier stage. We were first informed in late 2013 that serious concerns had emerged in respect of NCAD. We acted jointly with the HEA to advance the matter.