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.
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.
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.
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.
A public consultation to examine gift voucher fees has been launched, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said.
The Government has agreed to enact new legislation for a minimum lifespan of five years for gift vouchers.
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.
Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, today, the 19th of July, launched a public consultation seeking views on updating the Higher Education Authority Act 1971.
The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English T.D. today released the end Q2 2018 progress report on the National Student Accommodation Strategy.
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.