Functions of An Bord generally.
5.—(1) On and from the establishment day, An Bord shall carry out the management of the College and the organisation and administration of its affairs, and shall have all such powers as are necessary for or incidental to those purposes.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, An Bord shall have the general functions of—
(a) establishing and carrying on schemes of education of such scope and extent as it may determine in art, crafts and design,
(b) providing courses for the training of persons as teachers of art,
(c) providing courses and lectures for the further training of teachers of art as such teachers,
(d) providing, if it so thinks fit, lectures on art, crafts and design for the public by members of its academic staff and other persons whom it considers suitably qualified for the purpose,
(e) establishing and carrying on schemes (on which the amount of the expenditure by An Bord shall have been approved of by the Minister) for the giving of scholarships, bursaries, prizes and other awards in relation to art, crafts and design,
(f) holding exhibitions of art and crafts of students of the College, exhibitions of art and crafts and exhibitions devoted to any other subject matter relevant to the activities of the College,
(g) defraying the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by members of its academic staff in attending, with the consent of An Bord, courses of instruction, seminars, lectures, conferences and exhibitions relevant to their duties as such members,
(h) defraying the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by members of An Bord in attending conferences and exhibitions relevant to their duties as such members and in visiting other colleges and institutions of or concerned with art, crafts or design,
(i) providing courses of study in art, crafts and design—
(i) that are approved by any body established by the Minister or by Act of the Oireachtas after the passing of this Act for the purpose of granting degrees, diplomas and other similar educational awards, and
(ii) that lead to the grant of such degrees, diplomas or similar educational awards by that body,
(j) subscribing to associations and institutions of or concerned with art, crafts or design.
(3) (a) An Bord shall have such other functions as may be assigned to it from time to time by the Minister by order.
(b) The Minister may by order, amend or revoke an order under this subsection, including an order under this paragraph.
(c) Every order under this subsection shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under the order.