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

Professor Declan McGonagle:

The fundamental issue in NCAD is capacity issues - a very small accounts office, two people, an accounts officer and an accounts assistant in that period. We have changed it now. The skill sets were not necessarily the ones that one would have wished at that time. The NCAD was a smaller college in the period 2004 to 2009. An issue we have discussed regularly in terms of our funding requirements was the very inadequate - let it be said - not fit for purpose electronic systems that we had in the-----


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