Speaking on the eve of World book Day, Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy and Chair of the FG Committee on Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said the benefits of reading a bedtime story with a child should be flagged with parents in the interest of encouraging reading for enjoyment by children at an early age.
2,000 housing units to be made available by NAMA with Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown to receive 4th highest allocation
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by the National Asset Management Agency that it will make more than 2,000 houses and apartments available for social housing needs.
The proliferation of eating disorder websites that promote anorexia and bulimia have a detrimental impact on our children who are struggling with negative body images according to Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, who today (Friday) called for a debate on the possibility of restricting or eliminating access to such sites.
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Wednesday) said that if Ireland is to remain attractive to multi-national companies, we must ensure that our workforce is equipped with the skills required and that means encouraging a multi-lingual workforce. Continue reading Continued focus on a multi-lingual workforce will ensure Ireland remains attractive
Speaking on the eve of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which kicks off tomorrow (Monday), Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said that promoting positive self-esteem and body image in young women and men is key to getting to grips with bulimia, anorexia and other eating disorders.
Speaking following the launch of a domestic violence awareness campaign by Sonas Housing and Meath Women’s Refuge to highlight the impact of verbal abuse, Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, called on NAMA to make housing available to victims of domestic abuse to enable them to leave their abuser.
Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Friday) welcomed the launch of a new housing development undertaken by NABCo Co-operative housing at Loughlinstown, Dun Laoghaire. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor attended today’s opening of the 49 units of family accommodation by Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan T.D.
Changes to the USC and mortgage interest relief will help alleviate pressure.
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Friday) said the provisions contained in the Finance Bill 2012, on changes to the Universal Social Charge and mortgage interest relief, are aimed at alleviating the pressure on those most in need and rebalancing the scales in favour of fairness. Continue reading Finance Bill puts Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown home owners and fairness front and centre
Speaking today (Thursday) during Topical Issues Debates, Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said that a provision to allow people to unlock their pensions before retirement age could give a boost to domestic economic activity.
Faith-based option must be protected.
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) said that religion has a place in our education system and that parents should continue to have the option of sending their children to faith-based schools.