Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (658, 659, 660)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

658. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of persons by gender and Department on contracts of indefinite duration at NUIG in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38135/20]

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Catherine Connolly

Question:

659. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of persons by gender and Department on contracts of indefinite duration which includes payments for related academic duties at NUIG in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38136/20]

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Catherine Connolly

Question:

660. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of persons by gender and Department on contracts of indefinite duration which do not include payments for related academic duties at NUIG in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38137/20]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 658 to 660, inclusive, together.

The information requested by the Deputy is not held by my Department.

NUIG is an autonomous institution within the meaning of the Universities Act 1997. Under this legislation universities are administratively independent and are entitled to regulate their own internal administrative processes. Neither I nor my Department have a role in issuing of contracts to university staff, and therefore information on these contracts is held by NUIG itself, not by my Department.