Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD was appointed Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on 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.
News & Statements
Monthly unemployment figure now at 6.8% and number of people at work at highest level since 2008 – Mary Mitchell O’Connor
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today (Tuesday) welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment has continued to increase and unemployment is now at 6.8%.
Action Plan for Jobs 2017 to target 45,000 new jobs this year
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today launched the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 at the offices of NDRC, the early stage investor in tech companies, in the Digital Hub.
Major re-development of the National Rehabilitation Hospital to go ahead – Mitchell O’Connor
Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, says today’s announcement of extra funding of €15 million for the re-development of the National Rehabilitation Hospital is great news, especially for all the patients who use the service.