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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:

24/7 Out of Hours GP Service Announced for South Dublin and North Wicklow

Today is a very good day for the people of South Dublin and North Wicklow. Having been without a structured 24/7 GP service, today saw the announcement that North Doc Medical Services Ltd has been selected as the… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor speaking after Votáil 100 event

Speaking at the Votáil 100 event today in Dáil Éireann, Minister for State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor stated, ‘’I welcome wholeheartedly Minister Joe McHugh’s review of the teaching of History up to Junior Cert Level…. Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces major Government of Ireland Initiative at launch of Gender Equality Action Plan for Higher Education Institutions 2018 – 2020

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education today (12th Nov 2018) announced the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative for the Higher Education sector at the launch of the Action Plan for Gender Equality in… Read More

Ministers Madigan & Mitchell O’Connor announce co-funding of re-development of Royal Irish Academy of Music on Westland Row

  The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., together with the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., today (25th October 2018) announced joint funding of €9 million for the Royal… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor Launches two Innovative Initiatives in STEM Education in Ireland

  Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today launched two important initiatives for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education in Ireland. The first is DCU’s ‘A World of Opportunities’; a landmark STEM careers… Read More

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomes Oireachtas approval of the draft order to establish Ireland’s first Technological University

Following the granting on 17 July 2018 by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., of the application for technological university status made under the Technological Universities Act 2018 by Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of… Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor Underlines 20% Increase in Investment Levels in Higher Education in Three Years

  Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, speaking this morning in Maynooth University highlighted her role in securing agreement in the recent Budget for the €300m multiannual Human Capital Initiative… Read More

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