Faith-based option must be protected.
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) said that religion has a place in our education system and that parents should continue to have the option of sending their children to faith-based schools.
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Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement that 800 jobs are to be created in Dublin by the digital TV provider Sky. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor has been liaising with Cabinet ministers in recent months in relation to the announcement.
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Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor TD, today (Tuesday) said the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar, that €5,133,180 is to be made available to maintain and improve roads in Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown is most welcome.
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Fine Gael Dún Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor, has welcomed the Competitive Start Fund planned for 2012 by Enterprise Ireland, which was launched yesterday by Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton.
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Taking an interest in child’s reading habits at home can improve literacy levels.
Commenting on the Growing Up in Ireland – ‘Influences on 9-Year-Olds’ Learning: Home, School and Community’ Report launched yesterday, Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said parents have a significant role to play in increasing literacy levels in children.
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Students being exploited by high exam fee and no chance of training after
Speaking on the Legal Services Bill this evening (Tuesday), Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said the current system of training and education for solicitors is unfair, with many trainees apparently unable to secure apprenticeships and complete their training after taking their exams.
Continue reading Figures suggest high number of student solicitors unable to secure apprenticeships
Speaking in advance of the ‘How to Elect More Women Conference’ which is being held today (Friday) at Dublin Castle, Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said that while the Government is committed to the greater engagement of women in Irish political life, it must also consider the situation for women in the world of business.
Continue reading Corporate board quotas could significantly improve situation for women in business