Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (117)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

117. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of all gender discrimination proceedings involving female lecturers at NUI Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7625/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

NUI Galway is an autonomous body within the meaning of the Universities Act 1997. Under the Act, the University is an autonomous body for the purposes of staffing, appointments and dispute resolution in relation to personnel matters subject to the provisions of the Equal Status Acts 2010-2015 and other general employment legislation.  Therefore, I am not in a position to comment on the status of any proceedings of the type referred to by the Deputy.