The Registrar of the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology has said the findings of a report into alleged plagiarism at the college will be considered next week.

The investigation has cost €350,000 to complete.

Michael Hannon said the investigation had concluded and the college was expecting the report to be issued to it shortly.

The report was commissioned by the Institute's President in his role as Chief Executive Officer in 2011.

A college spokesperson said that after the Institute's President considers the findings of the report, he will decide on what course of action should be taken.

Mr Hannon said he had no idea what was in the report as it was conducted independently of the Institute to protect the integrity of everybody who had co-operated with it.

Mr Hannon was speaking at a function in Castlebar yesterday evening to mark the official renaming of the GMIT campus there.