Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Public Accounts Committee

2015 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Waterford Institute of Technology: Financial Statements 2013-2014

9:00 am

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent) | Oireachtas source

That is okay, Dr. Love does not have to accept it. I am entitled to make the comment. He has made his comment and he has used the example of the London school and he has used that as justification for what Professor Donnelly has said, which is that it there is nothing unusual about this and it is perfectly acceptable for a researcher to benefit and then for the company to take off, make a fortune, with fewer and fewer returns for the institution. Dr. Love should let me finish. This symbiotic relationship between industry and third level might be for another day. We have forgotten completely on what education is about.


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