NUIG body reforms expenses regime

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has updated its policies after an investigation found a charity set up to raise funds for the university shelled out money for luxury hotels and travel for directors’ spouses. Last month, an investigation by the Charities Regulator found that the Galway University Foundation spent close to €50,000 on business class flights …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 9 January]

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‘Well run’ University Foundation to provide updates on value for money after regulator report

Posted in Governance and administration on December 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Galway University Foundation said last evening that it will work to provide updates on all of the spending matters raised in an investigation by the Charities Regulator …” (more)

[Declan Varley, Galway Advertiser, 19 December]

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Students’ Union to meet with NUIG President following regulator report on University Foundation

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The NUI Galway Student’s Union is today meeting with the President of the University to discuss the recently published Charities Regulator inspection report on the University Foundation. The inspection examined areas including funds spent on taxi services, business class flights and 4 or 5 star accommodation and funds used on spousal travel …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 18 December]

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Galway University Foundation highlights regulator report found charity to be ‘well run organisation’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Galway University Foundation has welcomed the publication of an inspection report from the Charities Regulator and has stressed it has fully addressed two areas where improvements were deemed necessary. The charity has moved to highlight the finding that the Foundation was a ‘well run organisation’ …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 17 December]

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Minister criticises ‘lack of transparency ’ at NUI Galway charity

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has criticised a charity linked to NUI Galway for its ‘lack of transparency and oversight’ on spending on taxis, business class flights and five-star hotels. The Charities Regulator’s investigation into Galway University Foundation, a charity that fundraises for the university, found it did not have adequate controls over travel expenses or credit-card based expenditure …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 17 December]

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NUIG charity criticised over premium flights and 5-star hotel spending

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“An investigation by the Charities Regulator into the National University of Ireland Galway’s (NUIG) fundraising charity found spending on luxury 5-star hotels, business class flights and taxi trips from Galway to Dublin were ‘inconsistent’ with value for money policies. The charities watchdog launched an investigation into spending following concerns raised back in June 2017 over hospitality and travel expenses …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 16 December]

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Universities as Charities

Posted in Legal issues on July 30th, 2013 by steve

“Yesterday, the government published its strategy for promoting education as a UK export. Contained within is the telling paragraph …” (more)

[Critical Education, 30 July]

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