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€4.4 million to be made available for social housing in Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement of more than €4.4 million to be made available to Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown County Council for social and voluntary housing and regeneration projects. This… Read More

Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomes new licensing system to regulate cosmetic surgery clinics

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly’s plans to regulate public and private healthcare providers, including cosmetic surgery clinics, so that patient safety can be improved… Read More

Four new school building projects announced for Dun Laoghaire

€1.5 billion on 275 school projects nationally, creating 18,000 jobs. Fine Gael Deputy for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has welcomed confirmation that four schools in Dun Laoghaire will be extended, as part of a major new school… Read More

International Women’s Day presents opportunity to highlight domestic violence

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Thursday) said that International Women’s Day not only gives us a chance to celebrate women’s social, economic and political achievements, it also presents us with an opportunity to… Read More

Breast implant issue needs resolution

Full and comprehensive regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry needed – Following a meeting with the women of the PIP Action Group Ireland at the weekend, Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said the fear being… Read More

Teaching Council blunder a waste of time and money

Council should be absorbed into the Dept of Education – Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Saturday) called a blunder by the Teaching Council of Ireland in a recent ballot as… Read More

Interview process needed for student teachers

If teachers are unsuited to their profession they will diversify into other fields resulting in lost resources to the State. Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said a screening process should be established for those… Read More

Time to redress the gender pay gap balance

Steps taken to increase women’s representation in the Dáil, now time to look at the world of business Speaking following the publication of an EU Commission study which suggests that Irish women are earning less than their male… Read More

Benefits of bedtime stories should be signalled to parents on World Book Day

Speaking on the eve of World book Day, Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy and Chair of the FG Committee on Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said the benefits of reading a bedtime story with a child should be flagged… Read More

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown to get 10% of NAMA allocation for social housing

2,000 housing units to be made available by NAMA with Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown to receive 4th highest allocation Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by the National Asset Management Agency that… Read More