Kieran Byrne v Waterford Institute of Technology [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 17
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act, Policies and Procedures, Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: s. 9(1) of the Freedom of Information Act, 1997

This case concerns the appointment of the President of Waterford Institute of Technology. On the 14th of May 2001 the Plaintiff, Kieran Byrne, was appointed as the chief officer of Waterford Institute of Technology for a term of ten years. In late 2010, in anticipation of the expiry of the plaintiff’s term of office, the Defendant applied itself to identifying and appointing his successor.

By s. 7(1)(b) of the Regional Technical Colleges Act, 1992 (as amended), the appointment of the President was a function of the governing body. The governing body of the college was required to ensure that the President was selected in accordance with the procedures determined by the Higher Education

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This article is correct at 18/02/2019

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