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 capital investment in Higher Education over the remaining period of the Capital Plan.
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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”
With that in mind I am delighted to be here today to launch this first review cycle for higher education institutions, the CINNTE review cycle.
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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 the new head of the Trinity School of Medicine, Prof Michael Gill.
I am truly delighted to be invited here this morning, to meet with you all as you embark on one of the most exciting developments in Irish medicine and innovation. And especially on the morning that this esteemed campus is named as one of the most beautiful on the planet! Congratulations!
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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.
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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 Léinn Cheiltigh lena gcuid eolais ar an ábhar seo a leathnú agus le blaiseadh de shaol agus de chultúr na hÉireann. Continue reading Speech at the opening of the 2017 Summer School in Celtic Studies
Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and TD for Dun Laoghaire constituency, has welcomed the news that Educate Together has been awarded the patronage of Dun Laoghaire’s new primary school, to be opened in September 2017.
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Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor has today welcomed the news that applications for patronage of a new primary school to be established in Dún Laoghaire in September 2017 are now open.
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