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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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19.06.2016 Over 1000 young people at risk of unemployment to benefit from new Youth Employability Initiative


Published on 19 June 2016
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15.06.2016 Better Pre-School Access for Children with Disabilities'Access and Inclusion Model: AIM' unveiledMinister Zappone urges Parents to apply

Children with disabilities will have better access to pre-school under a new programme of supports unveiled today (15th June 2016) by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD.Announcing the new Access and Inclusion Model, or AIM, Minister Zappone said “This is an important step to break-down barriers
Published on 15 June 2016
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15.06.2016 Children's vision for Ireland of the future reimagined in special event at Áras an Uachtaráin as part of the Centenary Programme

Hundreds of children and young people will attend a special ceremonial event at Áras an Uachtaráin today (Wednesday 15th June) to remember the 40 children who died in the Easter Rising and to share their vision for Ireland.As part of Ireland 2016, and in partnership with the Department of Children and Youth
Published on 15 June 2016
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31.05.2016 Minister Zappone comments on industrial action in Oberstown Children Detention Campus

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD has expressed regret at the decision of care staff in the Oberstown Children Detention Campus, Oberstown, Lusk Co Dublin to engage in industrial action today, 31 May 2016.  “I very much regret the decision of Oberstown care staff to engage in industrial action today.  I understand their concerns relate
Published on 31 May 2016
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30.05.2016 D'Fhreastal An tAire Zappone An Comhairle Airí


Published on 30 May 2016
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30.05.2016 Minister Zappone attends Council of Ministers

Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs will today (30 May 2016) attend the Council meeting of Ministers for Youth in Brussels. Ministers will debate the role of youth policy and the youth sector in developing an integrated approach to support youth in their identity development. The discussions will focus on how strong and positive identity development is essential for young people to become competent
Published on 30 May 2016
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20.05.2016 Minister Zappone announces appointment of new Board of Management and governance reforms in Oberstown


Published on 23 May 2016
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17.05.2016 Terms of Reference for Case Review Jointly commissioned by Tusla and HSE Cork Former Foster Home CaseAdobe PDF format document

Published on 17 May 2016
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