Local Tallaght representative, Cllr. Charlie O’Connor has recently welcomed the announcement of funding of €590,000 for TU Dublin. The funding is part of an overall nationwide financial package of €5 million announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD.
Cllr O’Connor said: “The funding announced will be used to recruit additional student counsellors and recruit additional psychologists. This will be vital for students going into education this year because the COVID-19 pandemic has created a difficult path for students getting to education”. “I discussed the funding with Minister of State Niall Collins, and I am very happy that this funding will go towards the future of mental health supports for students at TU Dublin.”
“It is more important, now, more than ever to support student counselling services, and key mental health interventions to provide a safe, respectful, supportive and positive environment in higher education institutions. “The funding allocated to TU Dublin will be hugely beneficial for the students who may seek help this coming academic year,” concluded the Cllr.