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Budget Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald 7th December 2011

In his address to the Irish people on Sunday night the Taoiseach spoke for all members of the Government and, I am sure members of this House, when he identified the imperative to retrieve Ireland's economic sovereignty.  This is the seriousness of the work in which we are engaged.  The Minister for Finance announced yesterday that his Department estimates that the General Government Deficit will be 10.1 per cent of
Published on 07 December 2011
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Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald - Launch of National Strategy for Research and Data on Children's Lives, 2011-2016

23rd November 2011- Pearse Street LibraryGood morning and welcome,I am delighted to be here this morning in my capacity as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.Like many of you: this is my second time in less than two weeks, to be here in Pearse Street library.On that last occasion, I launched the report 'Overweight and Obesity among 9-Year-Old Children in
Published on 23 November 2011
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Launch of 'Overweight and Obesity among 9-Year-Old Children in Ireland': Findings from Growing Up In Ireland

Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald Launch of 'Overweight and Obesity among 9-Year-Old Children in Ireland': Findings from Growing Up In Ireland 9th November 2011- Pearse Street Library
Published on 09 November 2011
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17.08.11 Opening Address by Frances Fitzgerald – Merriman Summer School

Opening Address by Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs – Merriman Summer School 17th August 2011 - Lisdoonvara, Co. Clare
Published on 17 August 2011
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Speech by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs - Launch of Listen to Our Voices! Hearing Children and Young People Living i

The report of a consultation process. Wednesday, 27th July 2011 12.00pmGeorge's Hall, Upper Yard, Dublin Castle. I am very pleased to be here to welcome you to the launch of this important report, “Listen to Our Voices: Hearing Children and Young People Living in the Care of the State”. I would like to extend a
Published on 27 July 2011
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Speech by Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Minister for Children and Youth AffairsLaunch of Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare o

Coach House, Dublin CastleI would like to welcome Mr Gordon Jeyes, National Director, Children and Family Services, HSE and Mr Derek Byrne, Assistant Commissioner, National Support Services and acknowledge their support in the development of this guidance. I look forward to their continued support and
Published on 15 July 2011
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Childminding Week - 2011

Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for ChildrenChildminding WeekBuswell's Hotel, Molesworth Street11th April 2011 Good Morning, Ladies and Gentlemen.I would like to thank Ms Patricia Murray, Chief Executive of Childminding Ireland and the organisers of this event for their kind invitation.  I would like to extend a warm to all of you attending here today. I was very honoured to be appointed Minister for Children and Youth Affairs by the Taoiseach in this newly created
Published on 11 April 2011
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Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald at the Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) Conference "What Now for Children", Royal Hospital, Kilmainham,

 Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald at the Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) Conference "What Now for Children", Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, April 9th 2011 at 9.30amGood Morning, Ladies and Gentlemen,I would like to thank Ms Teresa Heeney and Ms Irene Gunning, and the organisers of this event for their kind invitation.  I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone attending the conference this weekend.
Published on 09 April 2011
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Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald T.D. at the Launch of two new Web-sites for Children with Migraine, Buswells Hotel, 6 April 2011.

 Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald T.D. at the Launch of two new Web-sites for Children with Migraine, Buswells Hotel, 6 April 2011.I am delighted to be here today to launch the new web service developed by the Migraine Association of Ireland for children. The two new websites www.migraineandme.ie for primary school children and www.migra-zone.ie for secondary school children will add to what is already an extensive web resource developed and maintained by the association.
Published on 06 April 2011
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