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 500 pupil mixed Catholic school. 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. Mary is extremely supportive of local business and enterprise.

She has consistently fought against increases in commercial rates in the Council in order to help keep the cost of doing business down.


HSE does not have adequate resources or systems to monitor Section 38 and 39 agencies – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor, today (Tuesday).

Mitchell O’Connor receives assurances from Council that local bathing waters are back up to standard

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said she is pleased to have received confirmation from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council that bathing waters at White Rock and Killiney beaches are back up to standard.

Teaching internet safety in primary schools will help combat cyber bullying – Mitchell O’Connor

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 help address cyber bullying and deal with the range of issues posed by social media and our ever growing presence online.

Mitchell O’Connor welcomes extension of counselling services for those affected by Mother and Baby homes

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and Tuam native, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Children, Charlie Flanagan TD, that counselling services are being expanded to help cope with the concerns of people affected by Mother and Baby homes.

Plain packaging the latest progressive step in fight against smoking – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the publication of legislation which will introduce plain packaging for tobacco products, describing it as the latest progressive step in the fight against smoking.