Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Public Accounts Committee
Technological University for the South East: Report
In the context of the report, one can have a facilitator and I suppose the report helps because it identifies where each college is at, but it appears from their reports that there is not a shared vision. Perhaps it might be described as a rich tapestry of considered ideas and that may be the case, but I am wondering how one merges the rich tapestry to achieve one single tapestry of rich ideas. To get back to what probably happened, I want to see how it relates to this rich tapestry. When Carlow IT asked about due diligence in relation to Waterford IT, that is when the train stopped. Did anyone ask why the train had stopped at that station and never moved from there? Was it that Carlow IT had introduced the question of due diligence too early or was it that there was an issue about due diligence on Waterford IT's side? If that was the case, how does one get over that issue?