The HEA continues to deliver on its ongoing essential functions. There are many core ongoing activities, the continuing effective implementation of which is central to the business – and to the success – of the HEA and the higher education system. These include, for example:

  • Leading the strategic development of the Irish higher education and research system.

  • Providing effective oversight of governance in the higher education institutions.

  • Allocating exchequer funding to universities, institutes of technology and colleges within the third level sector.

The Chief Executive, Graham Love, resigned during 2018 and Paul O’Toole was appointed on an interim basis until a new Chief Executive will be recruited.