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Assurance for students and their families re studies in the UK

The 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 current fee regimes and grant supports are being maintained for Irish students going to higher… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces approval for 20 professorial-level posts in Higher Education under the Senior Academic leadership Initiative

Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education today (3rd January 2020) announced the approval of 20 posts at professorial-level in higher education. This announcement is being made under the Minister’s Senior Academic… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes introduction of self-awarding powers for Institutes of Technology

The Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (1 January 2020) announced the granting of award making powers, with exception of doctoral awards, to all institutes of technology. Share:

2019 Report from Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor

We have had a very productive year in the Dept. of Education and I worked hard with my senior officials and education stakeholders including the most important stakeholders of all: students, in 2019. The ‘student’ is at the… Read More

€18.75m capital grant for Cork institute of Technology under Project Ireland 2040

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today announced an €18.75 million investment in Cork institute of technology. The funding is being allocated under… Read More

Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor Announce 3,000 New Student Places

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (Monday 16th December 2019) announced 3,000 new places on 138 full-time undergraduate courses for autumn 2020 and 2021…. Read More

Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor welcome final report of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (Wednesday 11 December 2019) confirmed the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has completed its review of… Read More

Announcement of €90m Technological University transformative fund at launch of Technological University Research Network report

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (6 November 2019) welcomed the report of the TU Research Network (TURN): Connectedness & Collaboration enabled… Read More

Consultative Meeting on Substance Abuse in Higher Education

Increasingly, we are all aware of the negative impact of substance and alcohol abuse, of alcohol and drug related behaviour, on the wellbeing of young people, and increasingly those young people are students in higher education. It poses… Read More

Visit to US Universities 29-31 May 2019

Last week I visited five US universities over three days to discuss many aspects of Higher Education and connections and collaborations between these universities and Irish Higher Education Institutions. I also attended an important roundtable event with education… Read More

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