Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 12 May 2022
Public Accounts Committee
2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
University of Limerick Financial Report 2020
Ms Harney mentioned that there will be a new board in place in November. Can we get a note on exactly how the members of that board will be appointed, the bodies that will be represented and how it will be constructed?
My final question is to the Comptroller and Auditor General. It relates to the former president's package. Earlier, the representatives from the university indicated legal precedents dating back to the 1940s and other instances. Does the Comptroller and Auditor General have a view on whether the exit package as described has characteristics of a severance package or would it have been appropriate for departmental approval to have been given? This relates to the contract of the former president and the difficulties it led to. Does the Comptroller and Auditor General have a view on whether the package agreed was appropriate in the context of best practice?