Chair of the Joint Committee on Education and Skills at the Irish Parliament will visit the 27th Economic Forum

The 27th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój will be visited by a Dáil Éireann deputy of Fianna Fáil (ALDE) Fiona O’Loughlin. O’Loughlin currently Chairs the Joint Committee on Education and Skills at the Irish Parliament, which is responsible for reviewing legislation pertaining to the Irish schooling system and its ability towards training young people in accordance with the job qualifications desired by the market. She will be a speaker in the panel: Education without Borders – European Priorities in Education.

Fiona O’Loughlin was a Kildare County Councillor between 1999 and 2016. In 2016 she won the election in the Kildare South constitutency and joined the circle of FF parliamentarians. The party supports the government of Fine Gael (EPP) as part of an informal “grand coalition” this term. Apart from the new role in the Committee, Deputy O’Loughlin has also become her party’s Junior Spokesperson on Equality, Immigration & Integration.

Upon entering the role linked to education, she described her new mission as follows:

Education together with Skills is an area I have both experience and passion for. For many years I was a primary school teacher in Scoil Mhuire, Newbridge before taking up a position with Special Olympics where I championed the rights of persons with intellectual disability. I am particularly interested in the area of developing informal, non-formal and lifelong learning, as well as nurturing the development of transversal and entrepreneurial skills.

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