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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
# Memory Lapse
# Memory Lapse

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

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:13 PM 50,096 Views 158 Comments

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
# Students
# Students

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

Apr 27th 2020, 10:18 AM 10,635 Views 3 Comments

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
# College Campuses
# College Campuses

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

Feb 18th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,702 Views 9 Comments

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
# Gone
# Gone

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

Feb 9th 2020, 9:40 PM 42,024 Views 79 Comments

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?
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Aug 18th 2019, 9:30 AM 24,090 Views 82 Comments

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
# Bus Corridor
# Bus Corridor

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

Jul 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 52,208 Views 75 Comments

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
# Action Plan

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

Nov 12th 2018, 1:16 PM 29,740 Views 155 Comments

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'
# Bishop Of Elphin
# Bishop Of Elphin

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

Aug 8th 2018, 6:20 AM 17,159 Views 38 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

Jan 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 13,937 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

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

Nov 6th 2017, 1:01 PM 17,418 Views 115 Comments

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
# Equal Pay
# Equal Pay

Secondary school teachers' union recommends rejection of public pay deal

Sep 9th 2017, 5:08 PM 13,589 Views 66 Comments

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
# Equal Pay Equal Work
# Equal Pay Equal Work

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

Aug 23rd 2017, 1:17 PM 18,547 Views 89 Comments

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
# State Examinations
# State Examinations

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

Jul 17th 2017, 3:28 PM 7,293 Views 12 Comments

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
# Everyday I'm Reshufflin
# Everyday I'm Reshufflin

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

Jun 16th 2017, 1:42 PM 31,822 Views 77 Comments

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
# Tooting Her Horn
# Tooting Her Horn

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

Mar 23rd 2017, 9:30 AM 21,688 Views 91 Comments

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
# Cartoon Saloon
# Cartoon Saloon

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

Feb 6th 2017, 7:58 AM 12,965 Views 5 Comments

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
# Jobs Minister
# Jobs Minister

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

Jan 28th 2017, 2:26 PM 24,711 Views 68 Comments

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
# Jobs Minister
# Jobs Minister

Jobs Minister sees second adviser leave in two months

Jan 11th 2017, 5:25 PM 20,805 Views 49 Comments

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'
# Welcome To Ireland
# Welcome To Ireland

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

Jan 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,740 Views 12 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

Dec 29th 2016, 12:30 PM 8,303 Views 50 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Dec 26th 2016, 6:00 AM 22,129 Views 104 Comments

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
# Save Our Studio
# Save Our Studio

Thousands sign petition calling for Ardmore Studios to be saved

Dec 5th 2016, 6:15 AM 16,136 Views 25 Comments

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
# Jumping Ship
# Jumping Ship

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

Nov 4th 2016, 2:03 PM 12,643 Views 73 Comments

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
# Jobs Minister
# Jobs Minister

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 7:45 PM 38,408 Views 45 Comments

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

Oct 29th 2016, 11:56 AM 10,347 Views 37 Comments

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
# Something About Mary
# Something About Mary

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

Oct 27th 2016, 7:02 PM 19,486 Views 49 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

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

Oct 12th 2016, 6:18 PM 21,391 Views 0 Comments

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
# Good News
# Good News

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

Sep 20th 2016, 8:37 AM 14,108 Views 25 Comments

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
# Fly Me To The Moon
# Fly Me To The Moon

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

Jun 21st 2016, 6:22 PM 12,204 Views 11 Comments

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
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

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

Jun 13th 2016, 9:16 AM 15,011 Views 13 Comments

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
# Analysis

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Dec 15th 2014, 10:20 PM 18,488 Views 125 Comments

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 Good Life
# The Good Life

People were pretty offended by yesterday's Life cover

Dec 15th 2014, 9:28 AM 41,064 Views 155 Comments

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?
# Vaping On-air
# Vaping On-air

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

Nov 11th 2014, 3:35 PM 10,559 Views 29 Comments

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
# Breastcheck
# Breastcheck

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

Oct 14th 2014, 7:20 PM 6,697 Views 12 Comments

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

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

The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals
# SCHOOL DAYS
# SCHOOL DAYS

The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals

Sep 1st 2014, 6:58 PM 7,629 Views 36 Comments

At both junior and senior cycle.

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

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth
# Greatest Love Of All
# Greatest Love Of All

This Fine Gael TD really misses the famous Dáil plinth

Aug 6th 2014, 12:06 PM 12,241 Views 27 Comments

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
# Geography Over Gender
# Geography Over Gender

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

Jul 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,636 Views 49 Comments

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
# TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

May 22nd 2014, 1:05 PM 7,752 Views 8 Comments

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
# Election 2014

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:57 PM 34,180 Views 158 Comments

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
# Plinth Of Shame
# Plinth Of Shame

Mercedes-Bent: Stranded at the gates of Leinster House

Sep 9th 2013, 10:32 PM 48,843 Views 74 Comments

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

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