Work with Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD

Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor is looking to hire a Secretarial Assistant (SA) to help work with her in her role as a TD representing the constituency of Dún Laoghaire. The role of the SA will be to assist the TD in representing the needs and concerns of her constituents through her work in Dáil Éireann and at a local level.


Duties will include:

  • Handling all correspondence between constituents and the TD in a professional and efficient manner
  • Meeting with constituents and constituency groups in Leinster House and in the constituency on behalf of the TD
  • Managing the TD’s office and supporting the TD on all administrative matters
  • Coordinating the TD’s diary
  • Representing the TD at events and meetings in the constituency
  • Maintaining and consistently updating the TD’s database of representations
  • Organising and preparing correspondence for distribution to constituents and party members
  • Office experience essential
  • Other related duties as may be assigned by the TD



  • An interest in, and understanding of, politics and current affairs
  • Knowledge and understanding of the general political environment
  • Excellent organisational, research and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, to tight deadlines, and in line with changing priorities
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Qualifications relevant to the role


How to apply:

To apply for the position please send your CV and cover letter to by 10am on Wednesday, 20th April 2016.

The remuneration will be based on a scale determined by the Houses of the Oireachtas, is not at the discretion of the TD, or Fine Gael.

Successful candidates will be subjected to full Garda Vetting in accordance with An Garda Síochána, as per standard Houses of the Oireachtas procedure.

Important Reminder on the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Ireland wishes to remind all Irish passport holders who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that as of 01 April 2016, they must have a valid electronic passport.

This rule applies even to those who possess a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends that all travelers check to ensure their passports are valid electronic passports before they make arrangements to travel to the United States on the Visa Waiver Program.

You can check if your passport is valid for travel under the VWP by carefully reading the following page: 

Any traveler who does not have a valid electronic passport is still eligible to travel to the United States with a valid nonimmigrant visa issued by a U.S. embassy or consulate. Such travelers will be required to appear for an interview and obtain a visa in their passports at a U.S. embassy or consulate before traveling to the United States.

If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent and urgent in nature, you may request an expedited visa appointment. 

Round 2 of the 2016 DLR Grant Scheme is now open

The purpose of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to individuals, groups and organisations engaged in projects, events or developments at local or county level. The emphasis of the scheme is on providing a diverse range of funding for projects from Events and Heritage to Community, Arts and Business.

The Council endeavours to encourage the development of as broad a range of local community activities and services as possible. This ensures that the limited financial resources available are used to the maximum benefit of the community at large.

Anyone interested in applying for funding under the 2016 Scheme can download the relevant applications below. Please ensure you read the 2016 DLR Grant Scheme Guidelines to ensure you qualify for the grant you are applying for.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is Tuesday the 3rd May 2016.


2016 dlr Grant Scheme Guidelines – Round 2 (pdf -281kb)

2016 dlr Grant Scheme Guidelines – Round 2


2016 Application – Art Access Grants

2016 Application – Art Access Grants (pdf -4,085kb)

2016 Application – Business Area Promotion Grants

2016 Application – Business Area Promotion Grants (pdf -7,553kb)

2016 Application – Community Grants

2016 Application – Community Grants (pdf -7,607kb)

2016 Application – Event Grant (pdf -7,607kb)

2016 Application – Event Grant

2016 Application – Winter Festival and Event Grant

2016 Application – Winter Festival and Event Grant (pdf -7,606kb)

Contact Details

Phone:       +353 1 204 7024


Address:    Grant Scheme Section
Municipal Services Dept
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Level 3, County Hall
Marine Road
Dún Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

2016 dlr Grant Scheme -Grants Awarded under round 1

For details of the grants awarded under round 1, please click on the link below

2016 dlr Grant Scheme – Applications Awarded (pdf -1,491kb)