Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Public Accounts Committee

Higher Education Authority: Financial Statements 2014

10:00 am

Mr. Tom Boland:

That is a difficult enough question because I do not think there is any one or even five reasons. It is a combination of issues. In fairness to them also, it is to some extent a reflection of the overall funding situation of the sector that some institutes are less able to manage in that kind of situation than others for reasons perhaps of their organisation, their demographics around where they are located in terms of their attractiveness to students and a range of issues like that. There is no one thing that one could go in and say, "If we fix that, they'll be fine".


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