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Minister Mitchell O’Connor to address Future Skills Needs and Gender Equality in Higher Education at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. Minister of State for Higher Education will attend the seventh edition of the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (10th and 11th February), to participate in the Advanced Skills Global Policy… Read More

Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor allocate €23 million in funding under the new Higher Education Innovation and Transformation Fund

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today announced that 22 projects across 23 educational institutions have been awarded a total of €23 million under the new… Read More

Deferral of introduction of new minimum entry requirements for Primary Initial Teacher Education students starting a Professional Master of Education

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today announced that changes to the minimum entry requirements for the Professional Master of Education (PME) for primary teaching will come… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches innovative Online Bystander Intervention Programme at University College Cork

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (28th January 2019) launched the Online Bystander Intervention Programme at University College Cork. The programme was developed by Dr Louise Crowley in the School of Law, UCC.

Minister launches new Irish Sign Language Bachelor of Education programme for deaf students

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. has today formally launched a new undergraduate programme in DCU that enables deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish Sign Language (ISL) to enter primary teaching.

Minister of State Mitchell O’Connor welcomes record number of enrolments in Higher Education Institutions in 2017

Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has welcomed today’s release of key statistics from the Higher Education Sector in ‘Higher Education: Key Facts and Figures’ by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Minister Mitchell O’Connor appoints mediator for the English Language Education Sector

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., has today appointed the former General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI), Mr Patrick King, to work with relevant stakeholders to explore the potential to… Read More

Ministers announce call for applications to Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today announced that a call for applications has issued to higher education institutions in relation to the newly established… Read More

Minister for Higher Education welcomes establishment of TU Dublin

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (1 January 2019) welcomed the formal establishment of Technological University Dublin.

Minister for Education and Skills and Minister for Higher Education announce first president of Technological University Dublin

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today (December 2018) announced that Professor David FitzPatrick has been designated under the Technological Universities Act 2018 for appointment as… Read More