National Institute For Higher Education, Dublin, Act, 1980

Functions of Institute.

4.—(1) The functions of the Institute shall be—

(a) to provide degree level courses, diploma level courses and certificate level courses and, subject to such conditions as the Minister may prescribe, such other courses, including post graduate courses, as may seem appropriate to the Governing Body;

(b) to engage in research in such fields as the Governing Body may deem appropriate;

(c) subject to the approval of the Minister, after consultation with an tÚdarás—

(i) to buy, and acquire lands or buildings,

(ii) to institute and, if thought fit, to award scholarships, prizes and other awards;

(d) subject to such conditions as the Minister may prescribe, to maintain, manage, administer and invest all the money and assets of the Institute;

(e) to accept from donors gifts of land or other property upon such trusts and conditions, if any, as may be specified by the donors: provided that nothing in any trust or condition is contrary to the provisions of this Act;

(f) subject to such conditions as the Minister may prescribe, to do all such acts and things as may be necessary to further the objects and development of the Institute.

(2) (a) The Minister may, with the concurrence of the Minister for Finance, by order assign to the Institute such additional functions as he thinks fit.

(b) Whenever an order is proposed to be made under this subsection, a draft of the proposed order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas.

(3) The Minister may by order revoke or amend an order under this section including an order under this subsection.