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Growing Up in Ireland Report outlines what teachers have known for years

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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Figures suggest high number of student solicitors unable to secure apprenticeships

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.

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Corporate board quotas could significantly improve situation for women in business

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.
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