Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (663)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

663. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 177 of 11 November 2020, if he and or the HEA have had communication from the governing body of the University of Limerick in relation to the report and the issues arising therein; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38141/20]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

As outlined in my response of the 11th November, the report referred to by the Deputy was undertaken by the University of Limerick (UL) in the context of its legislative autonomy to address and resolve issues that arise within the university.

The Department understands that the report referred to was initiated by UL as part of its investigation into a protected disclosure received by it, consistent with the processes in place within the university for dealing with such matters.

I can confirm that my Department has not received any communication from the Governing Body of UL in relation to the report, however, the university has advised that a copy of the outcomes of the review will be shared with the Higher Education Authority in due course.