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Apply for the Richard O'Carroll Empowerment Bursary

Posted on August 02, 2017 at 02:42 PM

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.

In addition to his involvement in the Dublin Labour Party, Richard O’Carroll was an official of the Brick and Stonelayers Trade Union. During the Rising, Richard was shot by a British officer on Camden Street on the 26th of April 1916. Despite being rescued by a passing bread van and brought to hospital, Richard died nine days later in Portobello Military Hospital, leaving behind his widow, Annie, and seven children.

In agreement with Richard O’Carroll’s family, the Labour Party has chosen to commemorate the life and legacy of Cllr O’Carroll by assisting young people in continuing their education. Education is the great liberator. It is, and always has been, a key priority of the Labour Party over the past 103 years. Throughout his activist years, O’Carroll believed passionately in empowering young people through education and we hope that the Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary will assist young people in further or higher education.

Closing date for applications - 5pm on Friday 29th September 2017

Now in its second year, 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 last year as part of the Labour Party's 1916 Centenary Commemorations.

1. One Bursary of €2000 will be allocated in the first term of the 2017-2018 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 2017 Labour Party Richard O’Carroll Empowerment Bursary online application form (below) and submit it before 5pm on Friday 29th September 2017

3. Applications will be considered, and the successful applicant will be selected, by a subcommittee of the Labour Party 1916 Centenary Commemoration Committee.

4. The successful applicant will be notified before Wednesday 11th October 2017.

Reminder: You must complete and submit this form by 5pm on Friday 29th September 2017

 

 

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