Congratulations to Leaving Cert Students

Was honoured to share Pearse College student Michael's results with his wife Leonie. Michael returned to education and sat his Leaving Cert to progress his career and to be a role model for his 14 year old son, and for a new arrival due in just a few months. Huge congratulations to Michael and Leonie! #leavingcert #lifechanging #future

Posted by Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This morning I visited Pearse College in Crumlin to meet with some of the students receiving their Leaving Certificate results. Was honoured to share Michael’s results with his wife Leonie. Michael returned to education to progress his career and to be a role model for his 14 year old son and for the new arrival due in just a few months. Huge congratulations to Michael and Leonie!

Congratulations to all the students receiving results today, especially those across the Dun Laoghaire constituency. Your future is bright.

I fully appreciate the tremendous dedication and courage all students have shown in completing their Leaving Certificate, and particularly those who have returned to education. I wish you all the very best with your next phase.

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The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, today launched a research report on sexual consent among third level students carried out by the NUI Galway SMART Consent research team in collaboration with their partners at four colleges.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces the publication of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor invites views on updating the Higher Education Authority Act 1971

Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, today, the 19th of July, launched a public consultation seeking views on updating the Higher Education Authority Act 1971.

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Clonkeen College Update – Statement from Minister Mitchell O’Connor

Whilst I am disappointed that Clonkeen College lands couldn’t be retained in their totality, I am relieved that after protracted legal wrangling, and the fear of large legal costs ratcheting up for the school, a legal settlement has been reached between the Board of Management of Clonkeen College and the Christian Brothers.

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Deansgrange Library to pilot “My Open Library” initiative – Min. Mitchell O’Connor

Deansgrange Library will pilot the “My Open Library” initiative, announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, Minister Mitchell O’Connor was delighted to confirm.

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Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor addressed IIEA Conference on Higher Education Funding in Ireland

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., today (13th June, 2018) gave a closing address to the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) conference on future funding of Higher Education in Ireland.

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