Seanad debates

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Commencement Matters

Occupational First Aid

10:30 am

Photo of Gerard CraughwellGerard Craughwell (Independent) | Oireachtas source

It comes as no surprise to me that in her former role as a school principal, the Minister of State had first aid facilities on site. That is a hallmark of the person she was and she ran an excellent school in her time. However, the arrangements across the country are ad hoc. I am referring here to basic first aid, not to the administration of medicine. I ask the Minister of State to revert to the Minister and ask him to examine this area. It would be simple enough to provide basic first aid training as part of the teacher training programme. We are not looking for serious medical intervention here, but basic first aid.

I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House this morning. No doubt, we will engage again at some stage.


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