From the Waterford News & Star
“A FREEDOM of Information request by the Waterford News & Star suggests that IT Carlow were not consulted on the appointment of Mr Tom Boland in advance of his assignment by Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris on July 28, 2020. Last month this newspaper issued a Freedom of Information request for the email records of all emails sent between President of Institute of Technology Carlow, Patricia Mulcahy and Minister Simon Harris, Mary Butler TD and Paul Kehoe TD.
In all, 19 pages of email records were released, none of which included any kind of correspondence between the Institute and Minister Harris about this strategic appointment. The Waterford News & Star understands that neither WIT nor Carlow IT had a Governing Body between March 2020 and September 2020 as the five year term had expired and the Minister did not appoint one until after the summer. This left both Institutes without a Governing Authority for six months during which important strategic decisions needed to be made about the Technological University of the South East (TUSE).”
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