University of Galway overpaid an unidentified employee more than €100,000 recently, according to accounts submitted to the Oireachtas this week.

The overpayment occurred between January 2019 and February 2021 and the university is "endeavouring to agree a repayment plan" with the person, according to the notes.

This week, its Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the academic year ending September 2021 were submitted to the Oireachtas.

The overpayment is noted by the Comptroller and Auditor General, who audited the accounts, and who attributed the overpayment to "weaknesses in system controls" at the college.

According to the Comptroller and Auditor General, the university identified during that financial year that an employee had been overpaid salary of just over €100,000.

The employee is not identified in the report and the Comptroller and Auditor General said the college has "taken steps to improve its controls to avoid a re-occurrence of this situation".

A spokesperson for the university said the overpayment had been picked up internally and would be "recouped in full."