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22.09.2016 Minister Zappone - Launch of 'Healthy Lifestyles – Have Your Say' A report of consultations with children and young people

“I am very pleased to launch Healthy Lifestyles Have Your Say which outlines the views of children and young people on factors that help and hinder them in having a healthy lifestyle”, said Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.The Minister was speaking at the
Published on 22 September 2016
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19.09.2016 Review of Operations of Oberstown Children Detention Campus International Experts will measure procedures against 'best practice - Joint

A review of operations of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus has been announced today (Monday 19th September 2016).The review which will be conducted by two international experts (see Note to Editors) will reflect on the
Published on 19 September 2016
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16.09.2016 Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, on receiving the 2nd Interim Report of the Commission of I

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has today submitted a 2nd Interim Report to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone. This Report has been prepared in response to the Minister's request that the Commission would, in
Published on 16 September 2016
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16.09.2016 Speaking Notes for Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Launch of Limerick Youth Service Annual Report 2015,

Introduction I am delighted to be here this morning in Limerick to launch Limerick Youth Service Annual Report for 2015.  I would like to begin by thanking *Fiona O'Grady for the kind invitation and to everybody here this morning for your very warm welcome. * Fiona
Published on 15 September 2016
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15.09.2016 Speech for Minister Katherine Zappone T.D. Launch of Irish Youth Justice Service /University of Limerick - Research into Policy, Programme

Vice President, ladies and gentlemen I'd like to thank the University for giving me the opportunity to launch the Research into Policy, Programmes and Practice (REPPP) project here today. It is terrific to see so many faculties, schools and support
Published on 15 September 2016
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08.09.2016 Minister Zappone addresses Ireland's first Child Summitto focus on the UNCRC Concluding Observations

How Ireland is doing in light of the Concluding Observations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the ChildOver the last number of years, there has been a growing emphasis on the rights of the child in this jurisdiction and rightly so.  Children have been put in the spotlight and the need for us to better protect them has been widely championed by many,
Published on 08 September 2016
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06.09.2016 Thousands of extra children joining free pre-schoolExpanded childcare scheme represents saving of €4,000 per child

Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone. Up to 85,000 are registering for free childcare in preschools across the country following a major expansion of the scheme, according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.All children can now enter the scheme on reaching the age of three
Published on 07 September 2016
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02.09.2016 Minister Zappone welcomes the postponement of the proposed industrial action at the Oberstown Children Detention Campus

Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today (Friday 2nd September) welcomed the postponement of the proposed industrial action at the Oberstown Children Detention Campus on Monday next 5th September 2016. Talks are due to resume between the representatives of staff unions and management which will take place under the
Published on 02 September 2016
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19.08.2016 National Collaborative Forum for the Early Years Care and Education Sector (The Early Years Forum (EYF))

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has established the National Collaborative Forum for the Early Years Care and Education Sector, which will be known as the Early Years Forum. The Forum will facilitate the discussion of issues of relevance among key stakeholders, as well as enabling consultation and engagement between the Minister,
Published on 19 August 2016
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18.08.2016 Cuireann an tAire Zappone fáilte roimh síniú an Chomhaontaithe Riarthachidir tíortha leis na hOileáin Fhilipíneacha

Chuir an tAire Zappone fáilte roimh siniú oifigiúl an Chomhaontaithe Riarthach faoi uchtú idirtíortha idir Údarás Uchtála na hÉireann agus an Bord Uchtála hOileáin Fhilipíneacha Idirthíortha inniú. Leagann
Published on 18 August 2016
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18.08.2016 Minister Zappone welcomes signing of Administrative Agreement on intercountry adoption with the Philippines

Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today (Thursday 18th August) welcomed the official signing of the Administrative Agreement on intercountry adoption between the Adoption Authority of Ireland and the Philippines Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB). This Administrative Agreement sets out in detail how intercountry adoption will operate
Published on 18 August 2016
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08.08.2016 Minister Zappone announces 94 capital grants to 86 youth projects and organisations throughout the country


Published on 08 August 2016
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08.08.2016 Youth Capital Funding - List of ProjectsAdobe PDF format document

Published on 04 August 2016
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27.07.2016 New Timeline for two Mother and Baby Home Reports will not delay Government response to Commission findings

Government decision clears way for large number of witnesses to be accommodated - Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone
Published on 27 July 2016
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21.07.2016 Child Focus in National Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness - Minister Zappone outlines measures in address to ISPPC

Extra support workers and new accommodation for vulnerable teenagers will be some of the child focussed measures to be introduced as part of the National Action Plan on Housing and Homelessnes, according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.The Minister outlined the
Published on 21 July 2016
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08.07.2016 Early Years Capital 2016 - Pobal List of ProvidersAdobe PDF format document

Published on 08 July 2016
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08.07.2016 €6.5m investment for major childcare expansion, 60,000 extra children to avail of free services starting in September - Statement by

Dr Katherine Zappone, TD has today announced that more than €6.5m in capital funding has been allocated through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to 1,006 pre-school providers nationwide. This represents an increase of over 2.5m on the amount of €4m
Published on 08 July 2016
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01.07.2016 Seolann an tAire Taispeántas Ghrianghraf ag céiliúradh éagsúlacht san Ionchathair Thuaidh. Ag comhcúram na leanaí go léir na tire go cothr

Ráiteas ón tAire Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige, Dr. Katherine Zappone TDDeireann an tAire Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige, Dr Katherine Zappone, nach bhfuil aon
Published on 01 July 2016
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01.07.2016 Statement by Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Launching the Hill Street Family Resource Centre's Photo Ex

'Cherishing All Children of the Nation Equally' - Hill St Exhibition celebrating diversity in North Inner City.
Published on 01 July 2016
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30.06.2016 Publication of Reports of Education-focused Inspection in Early-Years Settings participating in theEarly Childhood Care and Education (ECC

The first reports of education-focused inspections in pre-schools participating in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme implemented by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs were published by the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills today. These inspections examine the quality of
Published on 30 June 2016
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