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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

Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor announce the opening of the Student Grant Scheme for 2019

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (25 April, 2019) announced the opening of the Student Grant Scheme for applications for the 2019/20 academic… Read More

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor to meet Irish Diaspora, State Officials and Education Partners in Colorado and Kansas during St. Patrick’s Day visit

Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. Minister of State for Higher Education has today embarked on a five-day trip to the United States of America as part of the Government’s programme of St Patrick’s Day visits. During the trip the… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor gives key note address at NWCI conference #ItStopsNow.

The Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, with special responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., gave the keynote address, ahead of International Women’ Day today (7th March 2019) at the National Women’s… Read More

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D, supports university designation for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI)

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D, has today welcomed the approval by Government in seeking to advance university designation for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI). Share:

Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes the announcement of two new primary schools for South Dublin

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today welcomed the announcement of the patronage of two new primary schools in South Dublin to be established in 2019. Share:

Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor host second in series of Regional Stakeholder Forums

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and the Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (Wednesday February 20th) hosted the second in a series of five regional forums with stakeholder in the education… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes the publication of the HEA “Graduate Outcome Survey: Class of 2017” report

The Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today welcomed the publication of ‘Graduate Outcomes Survey: Class of 2017’ report, published by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Share:

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