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10.02.2016 Minister Reilly announces capital funding totalling €4 million for Early Years services in 2016

Dr James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has today announced the launch of capital funding totalling €4 million for Early Years services in 2016 (EYC2016).Minister Reilly stated:“In Budget 2016 we significantly expanded funding to make more affordable childcare more available to more people. A major initiative was the expansion of free pre-school
Published on 10 February 2016
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04.02.2016 Publication of the UNCRCs Concluding Observations

A meeting took place on 14th January, 2016 between a high-level and multisectoral Irish delegation, led by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).  Further to that meeting, the Committee's concluding observations were received on 4th February, 2016.The Minister welcomes the concluding observations and is pleased to note
Published on 04 February 2016
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29.01.2016 Minister Reilly welcomes new Tusla CEO

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly today (29 January 2016) welcomed the appointment of Fred McBride as the new Chief Executive of Tusla. The Minister said:I want to congratulate Fred on his well-deserved appointment.  I have worked with him since becoming Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, and I know that he will bring excellent ability and huge experience to the area of children and family
Published on 29 January 2016
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14.01.2016 Closing remarks by Dr James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Madame Chair and Members of the Committee,I want to begin by thanking you for the opportunity you have given us today to engage with you. I outlined in my opening statement some of the ways in which Government has demonstrated its commitment to the children's rights agenda and some key achievements. As significant, to my mind, is that we accept and acknowledge that we are still
Published on 14 January 2016
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14.01.2016 Opening Statement by Dr James Reilly Minister for Children and Youth Affairs at a hearing of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of

The UNCRC hearings will form the basis for a report on the country's record in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Minister Reilly is joined by officials from 7 different government departments outlining progress made in Ireland on children and children's rights to the committee. The last time Ireland appeared before the committee was in 2006.
Published on 14 January 2016
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13.01.2016 Minister Reilly announces tender for services under Bail Supervision Scheme


Published on 13 January 2016
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12.01.2016 Minister Reilly announces appointment of new Chairperson of Oberstown Board of Management

Professor Ursula Kilkelly to be appointed Chairperson of new Oberstown Board of ManagementOther Board posts advertised on www.stateboards.ieFull board to be appointed in early February 2016 on foot of the legal amalgamation of the children detention schoolsThursday, 12 January 2016 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly TD, has announced the appointment of Professor Ursula Kilkelly of
Published on 12 January 2016
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