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.


Mitchell O’Connor urges public to contribute to defibrillator debate

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today called on members of the public to contribute to a HIQA consultation assessing public access defibrillation. This report will be presented to the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD to inform decision making on the Public Health (Availability of Defibrillators) Bill 2013.

Dún Laoghaire courthouse to remain open after successful consultation process – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Monday) welcomed the news that Dún Laoghaire courthouse will not close as previously proposed.

Focus on Road Safety needed as child deaths double – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and teacher, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) urged parents preparing to send children back to school to think about road safety, in light of the news that road deaths among children have doubled this year.

Renewing Motor Tax in Post Office would save money and make life easier – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday), supported the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) in their call to make motor tax renewal available at Post Offices.

Leaving Certificate students reminded to consider all their options – Mitchell O’Connor

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.