Continued focus on a multi-lingual workforce will ensure Ireland remains attractive

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Wednesday) said that if Ireland is to remain attractive to multi-national companies, we must ensure that our workforce is equipped with the skills required and that means encouraging a multi-lingual workforce. Continue reading Continued focus on a multi-lingual workforce will ensure Ireland remains attractive

Promoting positive self-esteem is crucial to tackling eating disorders

Speaking on the eve of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which kicks off tomorrow (Monday), Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said that promoting positive self-esteem and body image in young women and men is key to getting to grips with bulimia, anorexia and other eating disorders.

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NAMA should make housing available for victims of domestic abuse

Speaking following the launch of a domestic violence awareness campaign by Sonas Housing and Meath Women’s Refuge to highlight the impact of verbal abuse, Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, called on NAMA to make housing available to victims of domestic abuse to enable them to leave their abuser.

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NABCo Housing Project in Loughlinstown points the way for the future of social housing

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Friday) welcomed the launch of a new housing development undertaken by NABCo Co-operative housing at Loughlinstown, Dun Laoghaire. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor attended today’s opening of the 49 units of family accommodation by Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan T.D.

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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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