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#Mary Mitchell-O'Connor

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Friday 24 July, 2020

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 27 April, 2020

Minister reminds that SUSI grants and other student funds continue as more applications expected

There is a focus on student learner needs and wellbeing at the moment.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Sunday 18 August, 2019

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 29 July, 2019

Minister urges BusConnects 'rethink' and says 'alternative route must be found' in constituency

With BusConnects yet to progress to its next revised stage, public representatives have been having their say.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 12 November, 2018

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance Action Plan This post contains videos

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 22 January, 2018

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 6 November, 2017

Mary Mitchell O'Connor: 'There is sexism and bullying in the Dáil'

The junior minister was speaking after criticising “macho” culture in the Dáil.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Secondary school teachers' union recommends rejection of public pay deal

The union will ballot its members on the proposed agreement in the coming weeks.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay

The Minister of State said she stands by the ideal that there should be equal pay for equal work.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 17 July, 2017

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

It comes after a report last week into universities found “unacceptable” financial practices.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Friday 16 June, 2017

New legislation required for Minister Mitchell O'Connor to receive extra €16k allowance

Mitchell O’Connor lost her role as a senior minister at the cabinet table in Leo Varadkar’s reshuffle.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'6.6% unemployment - that's my performance': Mary Mitchell O'Connor hits back at critics

The Jobs Minister has come under fire with signs of discontent among her staff.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 6 February, 2017

This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny

Another 60 jobs were announced at tech company Red Hat in Waterford.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Mary Mitchell O'Connor says she can handle criticism but it 'really hurts' her parents

The minister says her sick mother has lost sleep over some of the commentary about her performance.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Jobs Minister sees second adviser leave in two months

The minister’s policy adviser Jim McGrath is leaving his post as of 20 January.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

IDA boss: 'I don't believe the housing crisis has cost us any investments or jobs'

IDA boss Martin Shanahan said the rental and housing crisis in Ireland is at “pinch point”.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Thursday 29 December, 2016

John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term

The Waterford TD believes no party wants an election any time soon.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 26 December, 2016

'This is an absolute joke of a Dáil': Alan Kelly on sexism, his poisoned chalice and Labour's future

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 5 December, 2016

Thousands sign petition calling for Ardmore Studios to be saved

The studio has filmed iconic movies such as Braveheart and The Field

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Friday 4 November, 2016

'We speak English': Companies thinking of leaving the UK are welcome in Ireland, says Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced 215 new jobs for Dublin and Waterford today.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Ex-TV3 news anchor Alan Cantwell resigns from role as advisor to Mary Mitchell O'Connor

The former TV3 news presenter is parting company with the Minister for Jobs.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Rural communities deserve better': Two in three IDA properties vacant

'Rural communities deserve better': Two in three IDA properties vacant

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the IDA needs to have available properties to offer to prospective investors.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Enda Kenny defends appointment of Mary Mitchell O'Connor after public criticisms

The minister herself has said: “I don’t mind and I don’t care what people say about me.”

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Minister says gardaí can no longer be required to work without rest or meal breaks

At present gardaí are excluded from an EU working time directive which states that people working longer than six-hour shifts be granted rest and meal breaks.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

A €500m investment yesterday and 300 jobs today - it's been a good week so far for Limerick

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor welcomed the ‘significant announcement’.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency

The numbers employed in the space industry here are set to double to over 1,000 according to the agency.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 13 June, 2016

Huge boost for Ballinasloe and Dungarvan, with 260 jobs on the way

One minister said the creation of 100 jobs in Ballinasloe is “the equivalent of 1,000 jobs for Galway city”.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 15 December, 2014

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law Analysis This post contains videos

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Analysis: Paul Murphy has always been upfront about his intention to boycott water charges… and has encouraged others to follow suit.

People were pretty offended by yesterday's Life cover

The magazine’s annual Christmas party was reportedly like a scene from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’…

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Could e-cigarette ads like this showing smoking on air be coming to Irish TV?

Local sellers hope Ireland will follow the UK’s lead in featuring ‘vaping’ commercials on television.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69

The BreastCheck programme currently offers free screenings to those aged 50 to 65.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 1 September, 2014

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth Greatest Love Of All This post contains videos

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth

There’s a special bond between Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the famous Leinster House steps….

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny's women problem

Analysis: One male junior minister joked that he’d have to buy a dress given the lack of women – but it raises the question: why weren’t any female FG TDs promoted?

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep Election 2014 This post contains videos

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep

The party’s own candidates feature as typical voters in the video that was given to local election candidates at meetings around the country recently.

# mary-mitchell-oconnor - Monday 9 September, 2013

Mercedes-Bent: Stranded at the gates of Leinster House

At least Mary Mitchell O’Connor won’t feel so alone now.

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