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First Aid Training

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 22 June 2021

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Questions (475)

Thomas Gould


475. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will consider the rolling out of mandatory CPR training for third-level students on a piloted basis in selected third-level institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33342/21]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

As the deputy will be aware, higher education institutions are autonomous bodies as set out in legislation and are academically and administratively independent. This includes in relation to training offered within these institutions, and it is not within my remit to determine what training is offered in any higher education instution.

However I recognise the importance of access to CPR training, and I would be supportive of higher education institutions making such training broadly available to their students.