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Youth Justice Reform - Lenihan Announces New Measures to Respond to Youth Offending and Anti-Social BehaviourAdobe PDF format document

The Minister for Children, Mr. Brian Lenihan T.D., has announced that the Government at its meeting today approved a number of major youth justice reforms following a review initiated by Minister Lenihan and carried out by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.
Published on 13 December 2005
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05.12.05 Minister for Children launches study on teenagers' recreation and leisure

'I am delighted to launch Young People's Views about Opportunities, Barriers and Supports to Recreation and Leisure, a study carried out by Dr Áine de Roiste and Ms Joan Dinneen of the Cork Institute of Technology, on behalf of the National Children's Office' stated Brian Lenihan TD, Minister for Children.
Published on 05 December 2005
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14.11.05 Minister for Children launches Primary Science Leaflet

The NCO is the major sponsor of the Primary Science Fair, which is part of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, due to take place in the RDS, Dublin, from 12 - 14 January 2006.
Published on 14 November 2005
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28.10.05 Government will conduct a national review of compliance with the Children First guidelines and launch an awareness campaign on child abuse

'The Government is appalled, shocked and dismayed at the extent of the allegations of abuse outlined in the Ferns Report' stated Brian Lenihan Minister for Children. 'I would like to express my sympathy to the members of One In Four and others who experienced abuse as children' he continued.
Published on 28 October 2005
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12.09.05 Economic and Social Research Institute and Trinity College Dublin to undertake the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland.

The Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan, TD and the Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Seamus Brennan, TD today announced that a team, led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD), has been identified as the preferred bidder to undertake the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland.
Published on 12 September 2005
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19.03.05 Dáil na nÓg 2005

Dáil na nÓg 2005 took place in Corke Park Dublin on Saturday 19 March 2005. 200 delegates, elected by Comhairle na nÓg throughout the country, attended the Dáil. The themes selected by delegates in their Comhairle in advance of the Dáil were alcohol and drug misuse and facilities for young people. The event was organized by the National Youth Council on behalf of the National Children's Office.
Published on 19 March 2005
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