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NUIG defends €150,000 bill

Published 24/08/2011 | 05:00

A UNIVERSITY has defended a €150,000 expenses bill run up by its president last year, saying it reflected the college's growing profile.

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NUI Galway president Jim Browne's office spend the money last year on a series of expenses including travel and subsistence costs.

Defending the expenditure, the college said a key function of the office of president was to represent the university at a wide range of national and international events.

"The level of expenditure in the president's office reflects the university's growing national and international profile," the university said.

Irish Independent

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