Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004
Written Answers. - Higher Education Courses.
Mr. Kehoe Mr. Kehoe
275. Mr. Kehoe asked the Minister for Education and Science if a person (details supplied) in County Wexford can be accepted by the CAO in order to take up a place offered to them due to their special circumstances. [17493/04]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey: Mature students seeking places on undergraduate courses at Waterford Institute of Technology must apply initially via the central applications office. The office is a company limited by guarantee. It was established in 1976 to accept applications for admission to undergraduate courses in higher education institutions in  Ireland. It is an organisation representative of higher education interests and is controlled entirely and jointly by them. I have no function in the operation of the CAO.
The institutes of technology are statutory bodies established under the Regional Technical Colleges Acts and Dublin Institute of Technology Acts 1992 to 1999, inclusive. Under these Acts the governance and day-to-day activities of the institutes, including student admissions, are a matter for the institutes concerned.
Dáil Éireann 587 Written Answers. Higher Education Courses.