Tech Universities Bill for Seanad debate today
The Technological Universities Bill is scheduled for committee stage in the Seanad today (Tuesday 6th February).
The Bill, which will combine the institutes of technology into four technological universities, completed the second stage in the Seanad at the end of January, following its completion through the Dáil in recent weeks.
Gina O’Brien, cathaoirleach of Fórsa’s Education division, said the main focus this week seems likely to be on the composition of the governing bodies as set out by the legislation. Gina said the Bill has been generally welcomed.
Related: Protections won on technological universities (Fórsa Education news bulletin 18th January 2018)