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19.06.2018 Tusla Recommendations to be implemented in full

Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone “Issues of very serious concern to be addressed as a matter of urgency” Report acknowledges progress made by Tusla but Minister says pace of reform must be quickened
Published on 19 June 2018
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11.06.2018 The Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 Statement by Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone has announced today (Monday 11th June 2018) her next steps in progressing the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016.The Bill will create for the first time a statutory right for adopted persons and persons who have been the subject of an incorrect birth registration to birth
Published on 11 June 2018
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07.06.2018 Speech by Minister Zappone at Open Policy Debate on the Early Years Strategy Avivia Stadium

Thursday 7th June, 2018 IntroductionPartners,We gather at an exciting time. A time when together we are about to launch a 10-year plan to ensure every Irish child has the best possible start in life.You have been invited here today to set out your priorities and to have your say ahead of the launch of Ireland's first Early Years Strategy in the Autumn.It will be a big moment. Every part of
Published on 07 June 2018
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06.06.2018 Programme Support Payment 2018 Announcement

 •    Applications to open from today 6th June until 22nd June for Programme Support Payments (PSP) 2018•    €18m PSP funding first paid in 2017 secured again for 2018•    Single payment to be made at end June 2018 Wednesday 6th June, 2018The Minister for Children & Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone is pleased to announce the Programme Support Payment 2018. Having first
Published on 06 June 2018
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05.06.2018 Launch of the findings of a two-year research study into complex child protection cases by the Child Care Law Reporting Project

The Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice, today, on behalf of the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP), launched the findings of a two-year research study examining lengthy, contested and complex child protection cases in the District Court.
Published on 05 June 2018
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01.06.2018 Minister announces total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer

€6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to childcare providers across the country More than 2,700 new childcare places to be created nationwide Funding for outdoor play and essential maintenance also awarded Friday 1st June, 2018The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced a total of €6.87m in Capital
Published on 01 June 2018
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31.05.2018 Minister announces open call seeking submissions on measuring outcomes for young people engaged with youth services“Building on best pract

”Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone Thursday 31st May, 2018Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, announced an open call today seeking submissions on measuring outcomes for young
Published on 31 May 2018
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29.05.2018 Incorrect Registrations of Birth: New Evidence in St Patrick's Guild Records

Social Workers working to identify and locate people in 126 cases
Published on 29 May 2018
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21.05.2018 Cuireann Aire Zappone tús le hathbhreithniú agus comhairliúchán maidir le huchtú oscailte nó leathoscailte, a d'fhéadfaí a thabhairt iste


Published on 21 May 2018
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21.05.2018 Minister Zappone initiates review and consultation in respect of the potential introduction of open or semi-open adoption in Ireland


Published on 21 May 2018
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14.05.2018 Fógraíonn an tAire Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige Dr Katherine Zappone 'comhpháirtíocht ríthábhachtach' le Comhairle Náisiúnta na dTuismitheoi


Published on 14 May 2018
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14.05.2018 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone announces 'key partnership'with National Parents Council 'to give parent'

National Parents Council to provide dedicated supports to parents of children in early years settings   Series of workshops for parents with children 'transitioning' from pre-school to primary to commence
Published on 14 May 2018
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09.05.2018 Children's Rights Alliance Panel Discussion on the National Early Years Strategy Remarks by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Kathe

It is fitting that we gather today as campaigners who are passionate about children and their rights.Our gathering is both relevant and timely – coming as it does as Ministers and officials across Government are working hard to deliver our first ever National Early Years Strategy.My
Published on 09 May 2018
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04.05.2018 Minister Zappone commences public information campaign seeking expressions of interest to participate in a Collaborative Forumof former re

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, T.D., today announced the commencement of a campaign seeking expressions of interest to participate in a Collaborative Forum of former residents of Mother and Baby Homes and those with comparable experience in a
Published on 04 May 2018
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02.05.2018 Appointment of John Cunningham as Chair of Gaisce – The President's Award

Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs today announced the appointment of Mr. John Cunningham as the new Chair of the Council of Gaisce – The President's Award for a three-year term.
Published on 02 May 2018
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01.05.2018 Government confirms invitation to UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D. and the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., today confirmed that the Irish Government has issued an invitation to Mr. Fabian Salvioli, the UN Special
Published on 01 May 2018
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23.04.2018 7 days left to apply to €2m Fund to support young people. 'Time to think anew to break cycle of disadvantage' Statement by the Mini

Monday, 23rd April 2018The €2m Innovation Fund launched by The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD on Wednesday the 4th April 2018 seeking 'ground-breaking and new proposals' to support disadvantaged young people has generated significant interest and
Published on 23 April 2018
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20.04.2018 Scéim Chistiú Caipitil don Aos Óg 2018

€2m á fhógairt ag an Aire Zappone Dé hAoine 20ú hAibreán, 2018
Published on 20 April 2018
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20.04.2018 Minister Zappone announces €2m Youth Capital Funding Scheme 2018

Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has today announced a €2m capital grant scheme for targeted staff-led youth projects and services across the country to fund small capital projects.
Published on 20 April 2018
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10.04.2018 Minister Zappone appoints Ms. Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children's Rights Alliance,as Chairperson to the National Advisory Counc

Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has today announced the appointment of Ms. Tanya Ward as the new Chairperson of the National Advisory Council.Ms. Ward who is the Chief Executive of the Children's Rights Alliance has been appointed  for a term of office from 4th April, 2018 to 31st
Published on 10 April 2018
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