Minister Mitchell O’Connor opens IT Sligo Constance Markievicz building

• Refurbished School of Business & Social Sciences named after one of Ireland’s most influential female historical figures
• Building’s name was chosen following poll amongst students and staff of the Institute
• €7 million refurbishment provides a transformed 21st learning and teaching environment
• Officially Opened by Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D.

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Ireland will be hosting the 10th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education today (17th November 2017) has announced that Ireland will host the 10th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education.

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€6.3m allocation to support Technological University development and higher education landscape restructuring

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (Tuesday, 14 November) announced the allocation of €6.3 million in funding in support of  the ongoing restructuring of the higher education landscape including the development of consortia projects seeking to progress to designation as Technological Universities.

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Breast Cancer Ireland Fundraiser: Thank You

I was delighted that so many people attended the recent coffee morning in the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. It was a very positive event and there was a wonderful atmosphere in the room.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended on the day, and to those who were unable to attend and sent good wishes. Thanks also for the donations to Breast Cancer Ireland, we raised €675 through your generosity.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches Gender Equality Taskforce for Higher Education

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education today (6th November 2017) has announced the establishment of a Gender Equality Taskforce.

The Minister has appointed this high level taskforce to prepare a prioritised three year action plan, in consultation with stakeholders.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches an online resource to inform Higher Level Institutions’ Student Retention Strategies

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., Minister of State for Higher Education, today 2nd of November, 2017, launched an online resource to assist higher level institutions to create effective student retention strategies and to enhance student experiences.

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