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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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Congratulations to Leaving Cert Students

Was honoured to share Pearse College student Michael's results with his wife Leonie. Michael returned to education and sat his Leaving Cert to progress his career and to be a role model for his 14 year old son, and for a new arrival due in just a few months. Huge congratulations to Michael and Leonie! #leavingcert #lifechanging #future

Posted by Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This morning I visited Pearse College in Crumlin to meet with some of the students receiving their Leaving Certificate results. Was honoured to share Michael’s results with his wife Leonie. Michael returned to education to progress his career and to be a role model for his 14 year old son and for the new arrival due in just a few months. Huge congratulations to Michael and Leonie!

Congratulations to all the students receiving results today, especially those across the Dun Laoghaire constituency. Your future is bright.

I fully appreciate the tremendous dedication and courage all students have shown in completing their Leaving Certificate, and particularly those who have returned to education. I wish you all the very best with your next phase.

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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Monica Barnes RIP

It is with profound sadness that I learned of Monica Barnes passing last evening. Monica was the most wonderful, warm hearted woman and represented our Dun Laoghaire constituency so ably. She was articulate, sincere, and passionate about the advancement of women.

Only last week when I spoke to her, she was excited and enthusiastic about coming to our next DunLaoghaire Constituency meeting and celebrating Votáil 100. She was also due to participate in an event tomorrow for Fine Gael women of the “Class of ‘83”.

I have the lovely memory of meeting three generations of the Barnes family a few short weeks ago: Monica, Sarah and her granddaughter Ailbhe. It was clear how much of Monica’s energy and passion has been passed through the generations.

I offer my deepest condolences to the Barnes family.

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Speaking in Seanad Éireann on Tuesday 24th April 2018, on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD for the Dun Laoghaire constituency, confirmed that a substantial inventory of the architectural heritage of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown had been completed for Glencullen, Shankhill, Cabinteely and Foxrock areas.

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Multi-million Euro Investment in National Rehabilitation Hospital as Phases I & II included in Project 2040 announced

The inclusion of Phases I & II of the redevelopment of the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Project 2040 is great news for the future of the hospital, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said.

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Article from The Irish Times: Mitchell O’Connor Pledges Support to Clonkeen College Board

“Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has voiced her support for the Clonkeen College board of management in its dispute with the school patron over the sale of sports playing fields.

Speaking to a packed parents association public meeting on Monday night, Ms Mitchell O’Connor said she would work “tirelessly” to ensure the board of management and school community got a fair hearing at Government level and to protect the interests of current and future pupils at the south Dublin boy’s school. read more…