Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD

Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, TD

Minister of State for Higher Education, Dún Laoghaire

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD is Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills with special responsibility for Higher Education, having been appointed on 14 June 2017. She previously served as Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation from 6 May 2016.

Mary was first elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2011 General Election. She had previously served on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council after being elected 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 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.

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Department of Education and Skills
Marlborough St
North City
Dublin 1
D01 RC96
Phone: 018892199


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