Following on from the announcement made on 17 July at an event held at the Grangegorman campus of Dublin Institute of Technology in the presence of An Taoiseach, of a significant 2018 funding allocation of €4.4 million to the three Dublin based Institutes of Technology – Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology, Tallaght – who are seeking designation as the State’s first technological university, the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today ( September 2018) announced the allocation of a further €6.8 million in funding in support of the ongoing restructuring of the higher education landscape this year.
I have been contacted by many residents along the Number 4 bus route, concerned about the proposed changes to the bus network as part of the BusConnects, Dublin Area Bus Network Redesign.
A public consultation on the BusConnects plan is currently open and runs until the end of this month.
This morning brought the great news that €40 million is available to develop sports infrastructure around the country with a new round of Sports Capital grants. This scheme has proved very successful in getting much needed funding to clubs across the constituency in recent years and I hope it will benefit many more this year.
Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, with special responsibility for Higher Education today (20th August 2018) officially opened the 10th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education.
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.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have an open public consultation on Local Property Tax in the County. This consultation closes on Wednesday 15 August.
To have your say, please visit https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/finance/copy-of-local-property-tax-2019/
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.
A public consultation to examine gift voucher fees has been launched, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said.
The Government has agreed to enact new legislation for a minimum lifespan of five years for gift vouchers.
The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today announced that the Government has approved publication of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training)(Amendment) Bill.
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.