Unlocking pensions before retirement age could help boost economy

Speaking today (Thursday) during Topical Issues Debates, Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said that a provision to allow people to unlock their pensions before retirement age could give a boost to domestic economic activity.

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Religion has a fundamental place in our school

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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Deputy Mitchell O’Connor welcomes Sky jobs boost

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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Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomes €5,133,180 in road funding for DLR County Council

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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Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund is great opportunity for local businesses

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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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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