Tag: Education

Invitation – Educating our Children for the Future Public Meeting

I hope you had a restful and relaxing summer. I would like to invite you to a Public Meeting on Educating our Children for the Future. This meeting takes place in Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney on Thursday, September… Read More

We must plan ahead to improve education system – O’Connor

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Monday), called for an emphasis on forward planning for education as economic conditions improve. “In Budget 2015, funding was made available for 1,700 new teachers, resource teachers… Read More

€88 million investment and 1,700 new posts for Education

Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the news that €88 million is to be invested in education and that 1,700 new full time posts are to be created. “An investment of… Read More

Education Bill to reform schools admission

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire and former teacher, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has welcomed the news that the Education (Admission to School) Bill and the Teaching Council (Amendment) Bill will be published during the course of the coming… Read More

Leaving Certificate students reminded to consider all of their options

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and former teacher, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor, today (Wednesday) called on Leaving Certificate students getting results today to remember that they have plenty of options. “Today is an exciting day and hopefully a… Read More

Teaching Internet Safety in Primary Schools will help Combat Cyber Bullying

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has today (Wednesday) welcomed a number of key recommendations in the Report of the Internet Content Governance Advisory (ICGA) which sets out what steps the Government can take to… Read More

Almost 350 places available on Springboard courses in IADT and UCD

Fine Gael TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, for Dun Laoghaire has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, that 6,100 new free higher education places are being made available to jobseekers… Read More

Mitchell O’Connor welcomes OECD PISA results as a signal of better things to come

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy and Chair of the Fine Gael Internal Education Committee, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has welcomed the results of the latest OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) report which shows that Irish students are… Read More

Coherent cross Departmental approach must be adopted in the fight against cyber bullying

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) called for a cross Departmental approach to raise awareness among parents, teachers and children of how best to deal with cyber bullying. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking… Read More

Have your say: Education Committee seeks submissions on SNAs

Submissions invited on the Role of Special Needs Assistants Mr Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, T.D., on behalf of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection, is inviting written submissions from interested individuals or groups in relation to… Read More

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