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No. 24/1997: UNIVERSITIES ACT, 1997
CHAPTER VI Charters and Statutes
|Charters and supplementary charters.|| |
31. —(1) A university may have a charter, not in conflict with this Act, setting out all or any of the following:
( a ) its objects and functions in respect of its academic and administrative affairs;
( b ) the arrangements it has for the promotion and use of the Irish language and the promotion of Irish cultures;
( c ) the composition of the governing authority and its functions;
( d ) the rights of its employees and students and their responsibility towards the university and the responsibility of the university towards them;
( e ) the arrangements for review of, or appeals against, decisions of the governing authority or the academic council which affect employees or students;
( f ) its policy in respect of the promotion of equality of opportunity among students and employees,
( g ) its policy in respect of adult and continuing education and the arrangements in place for the provision of that education, including part-time and evening courses; and
( h ) any other matters the governing authority may consider relevant.
(2) In preparing a charter, the governing authority shall consult, in such manner as it thinks appropriate, with the academic staff and other employees of the university, any recognised trade union of staff association, any recognised student union or other student representative body, or with any other person or group, both within and outside of the university, it considers should be consulted.
(3) A charter made under this section by a governing authority of a constituent university or Trinity College shall be supplemental to the charter of that university in force at the commencement of this Part.
(4) A draft of a proposed charter under this section may be submitted by the governing authority to the Government with a request that it be recognised, and the Government shall, by order, recognise the charter as so drafted.
(5) An order under subsection (4) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as practicable after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under the order or the charter which the order recognised.
|Preservation of charters.|| |
32. —(1) A reference to the Irish Universities Act, 1908, in Clauses I, III and VIII of the charters of the constituent colleges and in Clause I of the charter of the National University of Ireland shall be construed as a reference to that Act and the Universities Act, 1997 .
(2) The Government may, by order made on the application of a university, amend the charter of the university in a manner agreed to by the university.
(3) Where a university considers that its charter, as amended by or under this Act, should be consolidated into a single instrument, it may submit to the Government a copy of the consolidated charter and the Government, if it agrees, may by order recognise the charter as so consolidated.
(4) An order under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as practicable after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under the order or the consolidated charter which the order recognised.
33. —(1) Subject to this Act and to the charter, if any, of the university, a governing authority of a university or the Senate may, and where required by this Act to do so shall, make such and so many statutes and regulations as it considers appropriate to regulate the affairs of the university.
(2) A governing authority shall, as soon as practicable after the making of a statute or a regulation under section 17 (2) or 24 (1), inform An tÚdarás and the Minister of the making of the statute and shall arrange for its publication in the Iris Oifigiúil.
(3) The statutes in force immediately before the commencement of this Part in a university to which this Act applies or its corresponding constituent college or Recognised College shall, so far as they are consistent with this Act, continue in force as statutes of the university or the corresponding constituent university on and after that commencement but may be repealed or amended by a statute made under subsection (1).
(4) Section 5 of the Irish Universities Act, 1908, is hereby repealed.