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

Mr. John Burke:

I echo the comments made by Mr. Ó Foghlú, Secretary General at the Department of Education and Skills, that the level of compliance is unacceptable. I do not think the college can use resources as an excuse because every institution could cite the same excuse. The procedures are in place from the centre in terms of governance and also in relation to the centralised procurement rules. Therefore, it is very hard to find an acceptable set of excuses.


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