HC Deb 14 July 1881 vol 263 c844

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been drawn to the fact that, in the scheme for the Royal University of Ireland, no provision is made for the granting of a special diploma in the branch of the medical profession dealing with diseases of the eye; and, whether such an omission shall be filled up?


, in reply, said, that the scheme had been laid on the Table. On looking into it, he found it contained special recommendations to students to attend lectures on diseases of the eye and ear, and other special subjects in medicine and surgery. As to granting a diploma, it lay with the Senate, and not with the Government, to grant diplomas for such subjects.


said, that he asked the Question at the instance of leading oculists and aurists in Dublin, who were surprised that no such diplomas were offered. If no diplomas were given, the culture of those branches of medical and surgical science would not be secured.