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.


Mitchell O’Connor urges female TDs and Senators to donate professional clothing to Dress for Success

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) urged her female colleagues in Leinster House to donate professional clothing to ‘Dress for Success Dublin’. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking after she teamed up with stylist Sonya Lennon for a cross party suit collection drive in Leinster House.

Let’s not blame grandparents for our childhood obesity problem – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Monday) said we can’t blame grandparents for our rising childhood problem.

Autism Awareness Day provides chance to celebrate uniqueness – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said we should use Autism Awareness Day tomorrow (Tuesday) as an opportunity to celebrate uniqueness, while also raising awareness about the challenges faced by those with the condition. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor also called for a standardised approach to early intervention across the country.

Time for Dun Laoghaire to move forward and plan for a brighter future – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Tuesday) said it is time for the town to move forward and plan for a brighter future. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking after the Business Improvement District (BID) scheme was passed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council members.

Latest revelations raise yet more questions about HPAT – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and Chair of the Fine Gael Internal Education Committee, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Monday) said that the latest revelations about the HPAT (Health Professionals Admissions Test) raise yet more questions about the medical school entrance exam, which must be completed by Leaving Certificate students hoping to study medicine at third level.