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Minister Mitchell O Connor meets her equivalent in Oman and they discuss Ireland’s Technological Universities

Minister Mitchell O’Connor is currently in the Middle East and has met with Her Excellency Dr. Rawya Saud Al Busaidi in the Department of Higher Education in Oman.

Ireland has over 500 Omani students.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor leads largest Education Mission to India to date

Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. Minister of State for Higher Education arrives in New Delhi, India today (Friday 23rd February 2018) to lead the ‘Education in Ireland’ trade mission to India.

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Action Plan for Education 2018 Launch

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Article from The Irish Times: Mitchell O’Connor Pledges Support to Clonkeen College Board

“Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has voiced her support for the Clonkeen College board of management in its dispute with the school patron over the sale of sports playing fields.

Speaking to a packed parents association public meeting on Monday night, Ms Mitchell O’Connor said she would work “tirelessly” to ensure the board of management and school community got a fair hearing at Government level and to protect the interests of current and future pupils at the south Dublin boy’s school. read more…

 

Speech in Dáil Éireann on Clonkeen College – Topical Issues Thursday 01 February 2018

I am a neighbour to Clonkeen College. My home is a few hundred metres away. My neighbours’ children are pupils in the school and many former pupils of mine have been educated there.

Clonkeen College is an outstanding school with an excellent reputation. Offering a comprehensive and holistic education to all its students, including a wide range of sports, including football.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor successfully steers the Technological Universities’ Bill through the Dáil

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. has secured the passage of the Technological Universities Bill through the Dáil last night.

The Technological Universities Bill has now completed all stages in the Dáil and moves a step closer to enactment.

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