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Press Release 22 Dec 2008: Minister to recommend publication of HSE Report on clerical sexual abuse in Cloyne Diocese, in January 2009

Barry Andrews TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, said today that he will recommend to Government at its next meeting of 7th January 2009, that the HSE's report into the management of allegations of clerical sexual abuse in the Diocese of Cloyne be immediately published. 
Published on 22 December 2008
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Press Release 19 Dec 2008: Minister welcomes publication of report into the handling of clerical sexual abuse allegations in the Diocese of Cloyne

Statement by Barry Andrews TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on 19 December 2008.
Published on 19 December 2008
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Press Release 19 December 2008: Minister for Children and Youth Affairs introduces Spent Convictions Bill, 2007.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews TD, yesterday evening (18 Decmeber 2008) introduced the Spent Convictions Bill (2007) to the Dáil.
Published on 19 December 2008
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Press Release 11 December 2008: Minister for Children and Youth Affairs response to UNICEF Innocenti Report Card

UNICEF's Innocenti Report Card – A snap shot in time. Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, TD.
Published on 11 December 2008
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Press Release 9 December 2008: Childcare Scheme is attracting more parents at reduced childcare fees

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews TD, today announced the release of preliminary figures from the second annual return under the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCSS), which is subsidising childcare costs in  865 community based childcare services.
Published on 09 December 2008
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Press Release 9 December 2008: Launch of Report on 'State of the Nation's Children' by Minister Barry Andrews.

The 'State of the Nation's Children: Ireland 2008'. Second in a biennial series of reports prepared by OMCYA in association with Central Statistics Office and the Health Promotion Research Centre of the National University of Ireland, Galway. Report provides a compendium of key indicators of children's well-being. (1st SONC was published in 2006)
Published on 09 December 2008
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Press Release 26 November 2008: Study highlights the need to improve bail compliance by young people on remand

Study highlights the need to improve bail compliance by young people on remand 26 November 2008. Barry Andrews TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs today highlighted the need for supports for young people on remand, to promote greater compliance with the conditions of bail and reduce the use of detention on remand.
Published on 26 November 2008
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Press Release 20 November 2008: Statement by Minister Andrews on announcement by Ombudsman for Children re child protection services

Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, TD, on announcement by Ombudsman for Children to carry out preliminary investigation into child protection services.
Published on 20 November 2008
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Press Release 14 November 2008: Minister Andrews meeting with mobile phone industry marks beginning of process to tackle cyber bullying

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews TD, today met with Irish Cellular Industry Association (representing Vodafone, O2, Meteor and 3) to raise the issue of cyber, and in particular, voice and text bullying.
Published on 14 November 2008
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Press Release 13 November 2008: Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews TD, urges mobile phone operators to tackle cyber bullying

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews TD, will meet with representatives of the telecommunications industry on Friday 14th November to discuss cyber bullying. 
Published on 13 November 2008
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Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Mr. Barry Andrews, T.D. on the Death of Joe Connolly, founder of the Community Games

Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Mr. Barry Andrews, T.D. on the Death of Joe Connolly, founder of the Community Games. 23 October 2008.
Published on 23 October 2008
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Press Release 14 October 2008: Minister outlines budgetary position with respect to the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Minister Barry Andrews T.D. outlines budgetary position with respect to the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on 14 October 2008, Government Press Centre.
Published on 14 October 2008
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Press Release for CARI Conference on 10 October 2008. Barry Andrews TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs highlights the importance of child in

Minister Andrews highlights the importance of child internet safety addresses CARI's 2008 Annual Conference, titled Internet Realities - Safeguarding our Children
Published on 10 October 2008
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Minister Welcomes Optimistic Outlook of Teen Generation

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, T.D., Welcomes Optimistic Outlook of Teen Generation, Wednesday 7 October 2008
Published on 07 October 2008
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10,000 Infants and their Parents to participate in Growing Up in Ireland - the Nine Month Cohort Growing Up in Ireland Study also announces completio

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews T.D., today launched the rollout of Growing Up in Ireland – The Infant Cohort, marking the beginning of research with 10,000 nine-month-old infants and their parents from across Ireland.
Published on 11 September 2008
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Press Release 8 September 2008: Statement on the work of the Joint Committee on Constitutional Amendment on Children

Statement by Mr Barry Andrews TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, on the work of the Joint Committee on Constitutional Amendment on Children.
Published on 08 September 2008
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Minister Andrews Press Release for opening of New Beechwood Childcare and Montessori School Dublin (5th September 2008 )

PRESS RELEASE Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, T.D., Opens New Beechwood Childcare and Montessori School Dublin, 5th September 2008, a new facility offering childcare and Montessori services for infants and pre-schoolers
Published on 05 September 2008
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Press Release 29 August 2008: Minister Andrews Welcomes Childcare Funding Increase and Invitation For Applications Under The Community Childcare Subv

Childcare Funding Increased in 2008. Grant aid increased from €37m to €50m per annum
Published on 29 August 2008
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Press Release 8 August 2008: Minister re-iterates the Government's commitment to the development of

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews TD re-iterates the Government's commitment to the development of a comprehensive needs based service for children at risk, 8 August 2008.
Published on 08 August 2008
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Press Release 31 July 2008: Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, on maintaining current Government approach to the Children First gu

Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews TD, on maintaining current Government approach to the Children First guidelines, 31 July 2008.
Published on 31 July 2008
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