Seanad debates

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages


10:30 am

Photo of Maria ByrneMaria Byrne (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

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.


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