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. Tom Boland:
I am glad the Deputy has said that because that is where the responsibility first lies. It is also to a reasonable extent to the credit of the Higher Education Authority in ensuring those institutions signed up to a code of governance that is being applied overwhelmingly across the sector. Some serious failures occurred in this case. I would like to return briefly to the Deputy's discussion with the Secretary General about what should be done.