Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (195)

Niall Collins

Question:

195. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the Minister of State with special responsibility for higher education or officials on her behalf have ever directly or indirectly canvassed the president of a higher education institution on behalf of a job applicant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53023/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm that neither the Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education at my Department, Mary Mitchell O'Connor T.D., nor her officials, have canvassed the President of a higher education institution on behalf of a job applicant.

My Department respects the autonomy of the institutions with regard to their day to day operations, including the filling of vacancies, which are solely matters for the institution concerned.