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Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - U.C.G. Bursar.

Thursday, 29 September 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 No. 3

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34.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy Zoom on Robert Molloy asked the Minister for Education if he will state (a) the salary paid to the former Bursar of University College, Galway, (b) the salary offered in the recent advertisement for applicants for the position of Bursar in UCG, (c) how a Bursar's salary is arrived at, and (d) how the money granted by his Department to UCG is being used.

[419]Mr. Colley: Information on George Colley Zoom on George Colley (a) The salary of the former part-time Bursar at University College, Galway, was £740 per annum. The occupant was a Professor in the College.

(b) The salary offered for the new position of full-time Bursar is £2,990 minimum proceeding to a maximum of £3,680.

(c) The fixing of the appropriate salary for a Bursar or other officer is a matter for determination by the Governing Body of the College and is effected through Statute which is placed before both Houses of the Oireachtas.

(d) In accordance with the provisions of the Irish Universities Act, 1908, University College, Galway, is required to submit its annual accounts of income and expenditure for examination by the Comptroller and Auditor General. These accounts, when audited, are presented to both Houses of the Oireachtas.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy Zoom on Robert Molloy I should like to ask the Minister whether he is satisfied with the manner in which the State grants paid to University College, Galway, are being spent?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan That seems to be a separate question.

Mr. Lindsay: Information on Patrick James Lindsay Zoom on Patrick James Lindsay May I protest against the implication with regard to the administration of University College, Galway?

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy Zoom on Robert Molloy If the Minister cannot answer the first question I should like to ask him a question in regard to the salary of £2,990 rising to £3,680 offered to the Bursar. Does he feel that this position warrants such a tremendous salary, especially in view of the fact that this work was done very capably by a professor in a part time capacity for an extra payment of £740?

Mr. O'Leary: Is it Senator Ó Buachalla?

Mr. Lindsay: Information on Patrick James Lindsay Zoom on Patrick James Lindsay Is it not a fact that this would be rendered all the more necessary by the additional facilities both in building and increased staff [420] promised by the Minister for Education in his speech on 10th September?

Mr. Colley: Information on George Colley Zoom on George Colley I thank Deputy Lindsay. I was about to mention that. As I have already said, the question of the level at which this is fixed is a matter for the Governing Body of the College and not the Minister.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon Zoom on James Matthew Dillon Might I ask the Minister when the appropriate statute changing the status of this position was laid on the Table of the Oireachtas?

Mr. Colley: Information on George Colley Zoom on George Colley I am not sure if I have that information. I am afraid I have not got it.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon Zoom on James Matthew Dillon That is understandable. Perhaps the Minister would let me know it at his convenience.


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