Institutes of Technology Act 2006

Amendment of Third Schedule to DIT Act.

50.— The DIT Act is amended by substituting the following Schedule for the Third Schedule:

“Section 9.


The President

1. The President shall, subject to this Act, manage and direct the carrying on by the Institute of its academic, administrative, financial, personnel and other activities and for those purposes have such powers as are necessary or expedient.

2. In performing his or her functions the President shall be subject to such policies as may be determined from time to time by the Governing Body and shall be answerable to the Governing Body for the efficient and effective management of the Institute and for the due performance of his or her functions.

3. (1) The President may delegate any of his or her functions to another member of the staff of the Institute, unless they are delegated to the President subject to the condition that they shall not be delegated further; that other member shall be answerable to the President for the performance of those functions.

(2) Notwithstanding any such delegation, the President shall at all times remain answerable to the Governing Body in respect of the functions so delegated.

4. The President shall not hold any other office or position without the consent of the Governing Body.

5. The President shall be entitled to be a member of, and preside over, any and every committee appointed by the Governing Body, except where the Governing Body with the concurrence of An tÚdarás decides otherwise.

6. The President shall be entitled to be a member of the Academic Council and, if present, shall preside at all meetings of that Council; he or she shall be entitled to be a member of every committee established by that Council.

7. Unless he or she resigns, retires or is removed from office, the President shall hold office for a period of 10 years.

8. The President shall, whenever required to do so by the Committee of Dáil Éireann established under the Standing Orders of Dáil Éireann to examine and report to Dáil Éireann on the appropriation accounts and reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, give evidence to that Committee on—

(a) the regularity and propriety of the transactions recorded or required to be recorded in any book or other record of account subject to audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General that the Institute is required by this Act to prepare,

(b) the economy and efficiency of the Institute in the use of its resources,

(c) the systems, procedures and practices employed by the Institute for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of its operations, and

(d) any matter affecting the Institute referred to in a special report of the Comptroller and Auditor General under section 11(2) of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993 , or in any other report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (in so far as it relates to a matter specified in subparagraph (a), (b) or (c)) that is laid before Dáil Éireann.

9. The President, if required under paragraph 8 to give evidence, shall not question or express an opinion on the merits of any policy of the Government or a Minister of the Government or on the merits of the objectives of such a policy.

10. >From time to time and whenever so requested, the President shall account for the performance of the Institute’s functions to a Committee of one or both Houses of the Oireachtas and shall have regard to any recommendations of such Committee relevant to these functions.”.