Higher Education Authority Act, 1971


1.—(1) In this Act—

“academic member” means a member of An tÚdarás who, at the time of his appointment as such member, held an academic post;

“academic post” means a post in an institution of higher education (other than a post as chancellor or chief officer of a university or college thereof) all or part of the duties of the holder of which is to teach any students of the institution or to carry out research;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

“institution of higher education” means—

(a) a university,

(b) a college of a university, or

(c) an institution which the Minister, after consultation with An tÚdarás, designates by regulations as an institution of higher education for the purposes of this Act;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Education;

“An tÚdarás” has the meaning specified in section 2 (1).

(2) A reference in this Act to performance of functions includes, with respect to powers, a reference to exercise of those powers.