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Further €6.8m funding allocation to support Technological University development and other higher education landscape restructuring

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister of State for Education,
Joseph Ryan, THEA.
Iain White – Fennell Photography.

Following on from the announcement made on 17 July at an event held at the Grangegorman campus of Dublin Institute of Technology in the presence of An Taoiseach, of a significant 2018 funding allocation of €4.4 million to the three Dublin based Institutes of Technology – Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology, Tallaght – who are seeking designation as the State’s first technological university, the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today ( September 2018) announced the allocation of a further €6.8 million in funding in support of the ongoing restructuring of the higher education landscape this year.

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Sports Capital Grants Scheme 2018 Announced

 This morning brought the great news that €40 million is available to develop sports infrastructure around the country with a new round of Sports Capital grants. This scheme has proved very successful in getting much needed funding to clubs across the constituency in recent years and I hope it will benefit many more this year.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor opens Major European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education at TCD

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, with special responsibility for Higher Education today (20th August 2018) officially opened the 10th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education.

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Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor Launches Report on Sexual Consent among Third Level Students

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, today launched a research report on sexual consent among third level students carried out by the NUI Galway SMART Consent research team in collaboration with their partners at four colleges.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces the publication of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today announced that the Government has approved publication of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training)(Amendment) Bill.

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Clonkeen College Update – Statement from Minister Mitchell O’Connor

Whilst I am disappointed that Clonkeen College lands couldn’t be retained in their totality, I am relieved that after protracted legal wrangling, and the fear of large legal costs ratcheting up for the school, a legal settlement has been reached between the Board of Management of Clonkeen College and the Christian Brothers.

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Deansgrange Library to pilot “My Open Library” initiative – Min. Mitchell O’Connor

Deansgrange Library will pilot the “My Open Library” initiative, announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, Minister Mitchell O’Connor was delighted to confirm.

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Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor addressed IIEA Conference on Higher Education Funding in Ireland

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., today (13th June, 2018) gave a closing address to the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) conference on future funding of Higher Education in Ireland.

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