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Audit and Risk Management Committee

Established as a standing committee of Governing Authority, the Audit and Risk Management Committee (ARMC) is responsible for advising the Governing Authority on the audit of the resources of the University, reviewing the annual financial statements of the University and advising the Governing Authority on risk management issues.  Originally, ARMC's term of office was for the period 01 February 2019 to 31 January 2024 however the Higher Education Authority Act 2022 amended the Universities Act 1997 and the current ARMC's term will now expire in November 2023.

Committee support: University Secretariat | govauth@ucd.ie

 ARMC Meeting Schedule 2023/2024

Submission Deadline  Meeting Date

   Tuesday, 22 August 2023

   Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 10 a.m.

 Friday, 13 October 2023

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10 a.m.

Friday, 08 December 2023

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 10 a.m.

Monday, 19 February 2024

Friday, 15 March 2024, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, 28 March 2024 Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, 01 May 2024 Monday, 27 May 2024, 10 a.m.

ARMC Membership

1 February 2019 – November 2023

Isabel Foley (Chair)

Cllr Padraig Conneely

June Butler

Catherine Ghose

Liam McLoughlin 

Eoghan Murphy 

Terms of reference of the Audit and Risk Management Committee:


1.1  In  accordance  with  Section  18  of  Chapter  5  of  Statute  25  of  the  University  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  Audit  and  Risk  Management  Committee  to  advise  the  Governing  Authority  on  the audit  of  the resources  of  the  University,  to  review  the  annual  financial  statements  of  the  University  and  their  format and to  advise  the  Governing  Authority  on  risk  management issues.

1.2  The  Committee  will  also  advise  the  Governing  Authority  on  the  strategic  processes  for risk,
internal  control  and governance.


4.1  The  Committee  is  authorised  by  the  Governing  Authority  to  investigate  any  activity  within its terms of reference and to seek any information it requires on that activity from any employee of the University  or  of  its  subsidiaries  and  all  such  employees  are  directed  to  co-­operate  with  the Committee.

4.2  The   Committee   is   authorised   by   the   Governing   Authority   to   obtain   outside   legal   or   other independent  professional  advice  in  accordance  with  the  procedures  for  obtaining  such  advice and to secure the attendance of outsiders with relevant experience and expertise if it considers  this  necessary,  at the  reasonable  expense  of  the University.


The  duties  of  the  Committee  relate to:  

5.1  Financial  Statements
5.2  External Audit
5.3  Internal Control
5.4  Internal Audit
5.5  Risk Management
5.6  Other Matters

ARMC Terms of Reference

Contact the UCD University Secretariat

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