Thursday, 11 July 2019
Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages
I thank the Minister of State and her officials and welcome our friends and guests from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, RCSI, in the Visitors Gallery. This is a very positive Bill, of which I have been very supportive. I acknowledge the influence of Senator Reilly in dealing with issues concerning the RCSI. I also note the earlier amendments concerning Mary Immaculate College and Marino College of Further Education. Allowing the RCSI to apply for university status is a very positive step which will certainly encourage many more students to come to this country.