The Secretary is responsible for oversight of governance matters in the University.
He is responsible, under the direction of the President and in accordance with policy determined by the Governing Authority (Údarás na hOllscoile) for all matters relating to the legal affairs of the University, including compliance with legislative requirements, and the implementation of good corporate practice. He is responsible for the implementation of regulations relating to the selection, election, nomination and appointment of members of the Governing Authority (Údarás na hOllscoile) and relating to the election by the University of members of the Senate of the National University of Ireland.
In addition to general legislative requirements, the Irish University Sector implements the IUA and HEA Code of Governance, 2012. New members of Údarás na hOllscoile receive training in University governance and legal compliance matters.