Now an annual award, the Labour Party’s Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary is named in memory of the leader of the Labour Group on Dublin Corporation who was killed in the 1916 Easter Rising, Councillor Richard O’Carroll. The Bursary was launched in 2016 as part of the Labour Party's 1916 Centenary Commemorations.

  1. One Bursary of €2,000 is allocated in the first term of each academic year to the successful applicant.
  2. Interested students who meet the following criteria are invited to submit an application:
    • You have attended a DEIS School
    • You have completed the Leaving Cert within the past three years
    • You must be currently in further or higher education
    • You must fully complete the Labour Party Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary online application form and submit it before the closing date.
  3. Applications will be considered, and the successful applicant will be selected, by a subcommittee of the Labour Party, with O’Carroll family representatives.
  4. The successful applicant will be notified by the Labour Party.

NOTE: The application process is now open and you have until 5pm on Friday 6th November to submit your form.

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