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-  Mary Mitchell OConnor TD

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomes Oireachtas approval of the draft order to establish Ireland’s first Technological University

Technological universities will have an emphasis on the social and economic development of their regions through an emphasis on programmes at levels 6 to 8 (as well as post-graduate levels 9 and 10) on the National Qualifications Framework and the development and use of new knowledge through industry-focused research. Technological universities will also enhance the pivotal national role traditionally played by the Institutes of Technology in facilitating access and progression by a wide range of students.

-  Fine Gael Press Office

Statement from Fine Gael Press Office

An Taoiseach and Leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar and the Leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin met and discussed the Confidence and Supply arrangement this evening.

-  Mary Mitchell OConnor TD

Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces further €0.8 million funding allocation to support HE landscape restructuring

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) invited submissions for funding support in respect of the costs arising from landscape reform as part of the implementation of the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 in March 2018. The total funding available under this call in the academic year 2018/2019 is €12 million. Following the Minister of State’s announcement the full funding allocations have been made and are set out under. Expenditure will be subject to ongoing monitoring, review and formal approval by the HEA.

-  Fine Gael Press Office

A time for responsibility, not risk – Fine Gael

On the eve of Budget 2019, Fine Gael has called out as reckless and irresponsible the tax, borrow and spend promises made by Sinn Féin, the Labour Party, the Social Democrats and the Green Party in their alternative budgets published last week.  

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