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-  Mary Mitchell OConnor TD

Minister Mitchell O’Connor gives closing address at conference on Mental Health in Higher Education

Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor today (25th April 2019) gave the closing address at a conference on Mental Health in Higher Education – Personal Wellbeing for Professional Development. Chaired by Dr. Patricia Frazer and hosted in the Dublin Business School, the conference was organised by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning.

-  Mary Mitchell OConnor TD

Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor announce the opening of the Student Grant Scheme for 2019

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (25 April, 2019) announced the opening of the Student Grant Scheme for applications for the 2019/20 academic year and highlighted a number of improvements that will benefit some of the most disadvantaged students.

-  Fine Gael Press Office

Verona Murphy to run for Fine Gael in Wexford

Fine Gael has announced that Verona Murphy, a well-known businesswoman and transport advocate, is joining the party’s General Election ticket in Wexford.

-  Jim Daly TD

Government absolutely committed to Fair Deal - Daly

The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, has reiterated the governments full ongoing support for the Nursing Homes Support Scheme (NHSS), commonly referred to as Fair Deal and to planned reforms of the scheme which will benefit farmers and small business people.

-  Frances Fitzgerald TD

Cabinet approval paves way for Islands Voting Bill to proceed

Seán Kyne, Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands has today (Tuesday) confirmed Government approval for legislation which will ensure island communities vote in elections and referendums on the same day as the rest of the country.

-  Ciaran Cannon TD

Cannon appointed UNICEF global champion for education

A Galway East TD has been appointed as a UNICEF global champion for education as part of a new initiative to ensure that every young person aged between 10 and 24 will be in school, training or age-appropriate decent employment by 2030.

-  Noel Rock TD

Suspending funding to FAI is right move - Rock

THE decision by Sport Ireland to suspend public funding to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has been described as appropriate and correct by Fine Gael TD Noel Rock.

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