Mary Mitchell-O'Connor TD

Mary was elected to Dáil Éireann on her first attempt in the 2011 General Election. She had previously served on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council after being elected on her first attempt in June 2004 and re-elected in June 2009. Mary is a qualified teacher and before her election was Principal of the Harold School Glasthule, a busy mixed Catholic school with 500 pupils. During her time there, Mary successfully managed the amalgamation of St. Joseph's Boys School and Harold Convent Girls' School. Mary will prioritise education issues during her time in the Dáil and she was appointed by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny as Chairperson of the Internal Fine Gael Education Committee in 2011.

Mary is extremely supportive of local business and enterprise. She consistently fought against increases in commercial rates whilst on the Council in order to help keep the cost of doing business down.

Be aware of signs of domestic abuse – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Thursday) calls for all women to be aware of the risk factors of domestic abuse in relation to themselves or close friends and family, in order to improve response times and prevent future deaths.

Violence and intimidation are not effective forms of protest – Mitchell O’Connor

Affordable water charges show Government is listening.

Airing e-cigarette ads would be a major step back in fight against smoking – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Tuesday) warned against the airing of e-cigarettes advertisements as these advertisements will normalise smoking and mark a step-back in the fight against tobacco.

Students should be eligible for free water allowance – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday), appealed to Irish Water to consider extending the age for the children’s water free allowance to students up to 23 years of age who can prove they are in full time education.