The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act (available here) articulates the broad quality assurance framework within which Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) must operate. Section 29 of the act requires universities to publish their quality assurance procedures on the internet.

Each year the University of Limerick submits an Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQR) to Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI, the statutory body that, amongst its other responsibilities, reviews and monitors the effectiveness of HEIs’ QA procedures). Following submission of the report to QQI, UL publishes the report on its own website. The publication of the AQR by UL is interpreted by QQI as publication of UL’s quality assurance procedures. Links to UL’s most recently submitted AQRs are provided across.