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21.12.10 Indicators show considerable improvements to the health of children in Ireland

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews TD today launched the State of the Nation's Children Report: Ireland 2010. This Report, which is the third in a biennial series, was compiled by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs at the Department of Health and Children, in association with the Central Statistics Office and the Health Promotion Research Centre at
Published on 21 December 2010
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07.12.10 Minister Andrews announces allocations of €1.5 million under Youth Café Funding Scheme

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Mr. Barry Andrews T.D., today (7 December 2010) announced details of the allocation of €1.5 million to 64 projects throughout the country to support the development of both existing and new youth cafés. The most significant share of the funds is being made available to individual projects to facilitate the setting up of new youth cafés, with approximately 22% of the funds being earmarked to support existing youth cafés that wish
Published on 09 December 2010
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29.11.10 Minister Andrews Launches Growing Up in Ireland - The Infants and their Families

 GROWING UP IN IRELAND – MINISTER LAUNCHES NEW REPORT FROM NATIONAL STUDY OF 11,100 INFANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES Report Highlights Findings on Health, Pregnancy, Childcare and Social and Emotional Circumstances of Infants in Ireland Today November 29th 2010 - The Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews T.D., today launched a major new report from Growing Up in Ireland – the Infant Cohort, a national study tracking the lives of 11,100 nine-month-old
Published on 09 December 2010
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10.11.12 Ministers launch North-South Child Protection Hub

Ministers launch North-South Child Protection HubThe Social Services Minister and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs have launched a new on-line child protection internet resource believed to be the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland and across the world.At the launch in Newry, Minister Michael McGimpsey and Minister Barry Andrews saw at first hand how the new internet resource known as the Hub (North South Child Protection Hub), will work....
Published on 10 November 2010
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01.11.10 Minister For Children And Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, Welcomes Enactment of the Adoption Act 2010 and Appointment of Adoption Authority

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, T.D., today (1 November, 2010) welcomed the launch of the Adoption Authority and the entering into law of the Adoption Act 2010.
Published on 01 November 2010
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27.10.10 Statement by Barry Andrews T.D. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on Report of Child Care Inquiry Team

Report of Child Care Inquiry Team Statement by Barry Andrews T.D. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 27 October 2010 
Published on 28 October 2010
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27.10.10 Minister Andrews welcomes the celebration of National Recreation Week 2010 Nationwide

The Office of the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs OMCYA (in partnership with local authorities across the state) is delighted to announce National Recreation Week 2010, a nationwide celebration of recreational activities for young people.
Published on 27 October 2010
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22.10.10 Minister Andrews launches the Curragh Youth Project evaluation report

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Mr. Barry Andrews, T.D. today ( Friday 22 October 2010) launched an evaluation report on the Curragh Youth Project.
Published on 26 October 2010
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01.10.10 Minister Andrews Launches CAAB Report 'Tracing and Tracking of Children Subject to a Special Care Application'


Published on 01 October 2010
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01.10.10 Minister Andrews opens the Conference: 'Preventing Re-Victimisation from a System and Family Perspective'

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, T.D. today (Friday 1st October 2010) opened the Conference: 'Preventing Re-Victimisation from a System and Family Perspective'.
Published on 01 October 2010
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28.10.10 Minister Andrews launches Jeffrey Modell Foundation Centre

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, T.D., launches Jeffrey Modell Foundation Centre
Published on 30 September 2010
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19.08.10 Minister Andrews welcomes reduction in youth crime

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Mr. Barry Andrews, T.D., today published the 2009 Annual Report on the Garda Diversion Programme.
Published on 19 August 2010
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27.07.10 Minister Andrews launches the National Quality Standards Framework for Youth Work (NQSF)

Barry Andrews, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today launched the National Quality Standards Framework for Youth Work in the Coach House, Dublin Castle.
Published on 27 July 2010
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27.07.10 Seolann an tAire Andrews an Creat um Chaighdeáin Cháilíochta Náisiúnta d'Obair don Aos Óg (CCCN)

Sheol Barry Andrews, TD, an tAire Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige, An Creat um Chaighdeáin Cháilíochta Náisiúnta d'Obair don Aos Óg (CCCN)
Published on 27 July 2010
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14.07.10 Statement by Minister Andrews on HIQA reports into inspections of foster care

HIQA reports into inspections of foster care in Dublin North, Dublin North Central and Dublin North West Local Health Offices (LHOs)
Published on 14 July 2010
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21.06.10 Minister Andrews Opens Childcare Facility in Thurles and a Youth Centre in Tipperary Town

Visiting County Tipperary today, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, T.D., opened a new childcare facility in Ballingarry, Thurles and a Youth Centre in Tipperary Town.
Published on 21 June 2010
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21.07.10 Minister Andrews officially opens childcare facilities in Gorey and Taghmon

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, T.D. today (June 21) officially opened two childcare facilities in Wexford.  The combined spend on the two centres, Gorey Community and Youth Childcare Centre and Teach Spraoi Community Childcare in Taghmon, amounts to just over €2 million. 
Published on 21 June 2010
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18.06.10 Minister Andrews announces the publication of the Health (Amendment) Bill 2010

The Health (Amendment) Bill 2010 was published by the Government today.The main purpose of the Bill is to strengthen the legislative base for the provision of information by the HSE to the Minister for Health and Children and to make sure that such information can be used by persons appointed by the Minister to undertake reviews, inquiries etc. 
Published on 18 June 2010
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04.06.10 Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, T.D. in response to the HSE's information on child deaths

Following my request in March, this evening for the first time, the HSE has published figures in respect of children who died and were known to the child protection services or were young adults (up to the age of 21) in receipt of aftercare or who had been in care. 
Published on 04 June 2010
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28.05.10 Deaths of children in State care - Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews

Friday, 28th May 2010 The HSE has this evening confirmed the number of children who died in State Care since the year 2000. 
Published on 28 May 2010
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