Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (196)

Tony McLoughlin

Question:

196. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if applications will be requested to fill a position on the governing body of a university (details supplied) for 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51923/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm that the term of office of the present Governing Body of the university referred to by the Deputy, will expire on 31st January 2019.

In accordance with Section 16(3) of the Universities Act 1997, up to four ministerial representatives will be appointed to the Governing Body on my nomination, following an open recruitment process managed by the Department and consultation with the President of the University.

In that regard, I can advise that officials within my Department are progressing this matter and details on how to apply for the positions will be available on my Department’s website (www.education.ie) in due course.