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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Tax Code, Departmental Staff, Decentralisation Programme, Pupil-Teacher Ratio, Tax Yield

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Priority Questions: Third Level Institutions Governance (24 May 2017)

“37. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to reports in the media of audits into third level institutions that have revealed a range of governance issues, including additional payments to staff and non-compliance with procurement rules; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24658/17]”

Priority Questions: Third Level Institutions Governance (24 May 2017)

“Several universities and institutes of higher education have tens of millions of euro in private trusts and foundations and alumni funds. These institutions are resisting declaring these moneys in their accounts despite pressure from regulators and from the Government. This is a scandal that is besetting the Department of Education and Skills, damaging third level education in Ireland. We...”

Priority Questions: Third Level Institutions Governance (24 May 2017)

“Is the Minister saying that he is washing his hands of this problem and that because many of the third level institutions and universities are established under particular statutes, he as Minister is powerless to do much about it? The public are going to be genuinely scandalised when they find out the extent of what has been happening in terms of the money in these accounts, which are...”

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(1) Tánaiste: Government Buildings, D2; (2) Minister for Social Protection: Dept of Social Protection, Aras Mhic Diarmada, Store St., Dublin 1.
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