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Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces €1.65m in funding for innovative Teaching and Learning projects in the higher education sector

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education, today (19 December 2018) announced funding of €1.65m for 16 innovative projects to enhance teaching and learning in the higher education institutions.

Ministers welcome plans to bring forward legislation to provide certainty to families on student accommodation costs

Ministers welcome plans to bring forward legislation to provide certainty to families on student accommodation The Minister for Education and Skills Joe Mc Hugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D today (Tuesday,… Read More

Patronage of New Primary School for Booterstown_Blackrock – Have Your Say Before 15/01/19

From this morning parents can express their preference in relation to the patronage of 12 primary schools to be established in 2019, including the new school for Booterstown_Blackrock. You can express your patronage preferences using the Department’s new… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor opens the consultation forum on the legislative reform of the Higher Education Authority Act

Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., today, ( 23rd of November ), opened the consultation forum on the new Higher Education Authority Act. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is the statutory funding authority for the universities,… Read More

National Student Accommodation Strategy

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English T.D. today released the end Q3 2018 progress report on the National… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor speaking after Votáil 100 event

Speaking at the Votáil 100 event today in Dáil Éireann, Minister for State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor stated, ‘’I welcome wholeheartedly Minister Joe McHugh’s review of the teaching of History up to Junior Cert Level…. Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces major Government of Ireland Initiative at launch of Gender Equality Action Plan for Higher Education Institutions 2018 – 2020

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education today (12th Nov 2018) announced the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative for the Higher Education sector at the launch of the Action Plan for Gender Equality in… Read More

Ministers Madigan & Mitchell O’Connor announce co-funding of re-development of Royal Irish Academy of Music on Westland Row

  The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., together with the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., today (25th October 2018) announced joint funding of €9 million for the Royal… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor Launches two Innovative Initiatives in STEM Education in Ireland

  Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today launched two important initiatives for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education in Ireland. The first is DCU’s ‘A World of Opportunities’; a landmark STEM careers… Read More

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomes Oireachtas approval of the draft order to establish Ireland’s first Technological University

Following the granting on 17 July 2018 by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., of the application for technological university status made under the Technological Universities Act 2018 by Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of… Read More