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