Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Public Accounts Committee

Higher Education Authority: Financial Statements 2014

10:00 am

Photo of Robert DowdsRobert Dowds (Dublin Mid West, Labour) | Oireachtas source

Okay. Can I show Mr. Boland an article by Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin of Athlone Institute of Technology that has been presented to me? It suggests that the Government cares more about seagulls than students. I really think it is a rather frivolous way to describe it. The point of showing it is that I want to know whether there is a serious lack of funding, or underfunding, in third level institutions. Are third level institutions reasonably satisfied they are getting a fair crack of the whip?


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