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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.

Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches OECD/EU Report on Ireland’s entrepreneurship education

Irish Minister of State for Higher Education, EC and OECD are launching a report on “Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in Ireland” Irish Higher Education Institutions are engines for economic development

€200 Million PPP Investment Programme Announced for Institutes of Technology

I am delighted that the PPP programme we are announcing today will provide eleven new state of the art buildings and that it will have such a strong focus on supporting regional development.

Budget 2018 and Higher Education

After a relatively short time in the Department of Education, I am delighted to be able to announce a comprehensive major new investment in current and capital spending on 3rd Level education. This includes a significant increase in… Read More

Minister Bruton and Minister Mitchell O’Connor Announce New Fund to Increase Collaboration with Global Universities

€500,000 available through new programme to promote collaboration between Ireland and our global partners

Speech on the Launch of QQI cycle of reviews

Good afternoon. Francis Bacon wrote in the Advancement of Learning, Book 1, …if we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties”… Read More

Opening Address: Trinity College Dublin – THE NEW ACADEMIC TRACK FOR INTERNSHIPS

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor being greeted by the Provost Dr. Prendergast, Prof Hennessy and Prof Gill at the launch of the National Academic Track for Internship, TCD, Dublin. Photo: David Coleman Distinguished Academics and HSE representatives. And to… Read More

Over €183,600 Extra Funding for Childcare Services in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown

Childcare services in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown are to receive €183,653.26 in extra funding, Fine Gael Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said.

Speech at the opening of the 2017 Summer School in Celtic Studies

A dhaoine uaisle. Tá an-áthas orm a bheith anseo inniu le Scoil Shamhraidh na hInsitiúide Ard Léinn a oscailt go foirmeálta. Cuireann sé gliondar orm daoine as gach cearn den domhan a fheiceáil cruinnithe anseo i lárionad domhanda an… Read More