Jan O'Sullivan TD Minister for Education and Skills Ireland South : Limerick City061 312316
As T.D. for Limerick City, I am proud to represent the constituency in Dáil Éireann giving a voice to the people of Limerick
I was honoured to have been appointed Minister for Education and Skills in July 2014 having previously served as Minister of State with responsibility for housing and planning.
I believe passionately in power of education to transform people’s lives. Education was a priority for my friend and mentor, the late Jim Kemmy, and so it is for me.
As Minister for Education I am implementing an ambitious programme of reform. For instance, there is a new focus on educational quality at pre-school level, continued investment in the literacy and numeracy strategy at primary level and an extensive building programme to ensure our schools have the best facilities to serve a growing young population. I am also determined to deliver a new apprenticeship model that will see more employment opportunities created.
As our economy recovers I believe that we need to see an educational dividend. It is the best investment a country can make in its future.
Together with my Labour colleagues I am working to build a fairer, more tolerant, more equal Ireland.
We are finally emerging from the destruction that the banks and the previous government inflicted on our country. For the first time in years we can plan for a future focused on job creation, increased growth and enhanced public services. That’s the future I want to see for Limerick and Ireland.
The Parliamentary Standards Allowance came into effect on 1 st March 2010 under the Oireachtas (allowances and facilities) Regulations, 2010 (SI84/2010)
The PSA is composed of two payments:
- Travel and accommodation allowance – As a Minister of State I am ineligible for this allowance.
- The Public Representation Allowance, for which I choose the fully vouched option, can be viewed here
Working Together - an update on Minister Jan O'Sullivan's programme of work