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18.11.2015 Speech by Minister Reilly TD at the launch of 'Supporting Access to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme for Children

2.30pm , The Learning Tree, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Published on 18 November 2015
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11.11.2015 Speech by Minister Reilly , Children First Bill, 2014 - Report to Dáil on Seanad amendments

The enactment of the Children First Bill meets an important legislative commitment in the Programme for Government to, for the first time, put key elements of the Children First Guidance on a statutory footing.As passed by this House, the Bill contained three main elements relating to child welfare and protection and following a Government amendment in Seanad Éireann
Published on 11 November 2015
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04.11.2015 Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2015 Second Stage Speech Dr James Reilly, TD Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Seanad Éireann

Introduction I move that the Bill be now read a second time.I am pleased to have this opportunity today to introduce the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2015 to the House and look forward to engaging in a constructive debate as the Bill proceeds through the various stages.The provisions in this Bill, which is proposed to amend the Child Care Act 1991,
Published on 04 November 2015
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27.07.2015 Speech by Minister James Reilly Adoption (Information & Tracing) Bill 2015Briefing 27th July 2015

IntroductionI want to start by thanking you for coming today; I know it was at short notice, so I'm grateful to you for making the time. I was very keen to publish the Heads and General Scheme of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015 before the autumn. As you all know, this legislation has been a long time in development – and I want to thank you for your
Published on 27 July 2015
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02.07.2015 Joint Committee on Health and Children Quarterly Update: Opening Statement by Dr. James Reilly TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Published on 02 July 2015
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13.05.2015 Dr. James Reilly T.D. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Statements on Early Childcare Seanad Éireann

Published on 13 May 2015
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19.03.2015 Speech by Dr James Reilly, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs was today the keynote speaker at the 16th World Conference on Tobac

Ladies and Gentlemen,It's an honour to address you here today as a Minister but I feel particularly privileged as a doctor.Recently, Ireland became the second country in the world and the first in Europe to enact plain packaging legislation.This has been a long journey. We
Published on 19 March 2015
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26.02.2015 Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) BillReport & Final Stage26th February 2015Public Health (Standardised Packaging of T

Thursday 26th February, 2015I would like to thank the Deputies for their views and comments today.In bringing the debate to a close, I have to remind us all again that Ireland has always been a leader on tobacco control.  We have ranked at the forefront in introducing measures to protect our country's health from the scourge of smoking.
Published on 26 February 2015
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21.01.2015 Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Order, 2015 Speaking Notes for Minister for Children and Y

I move:“That Dáil Éireann,-    having regard to the Motion passed by Dáil Éireann on the 11th June 2014 which recognised the need to establish the facts regarding the deaths of children at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Co. Galway between 1925
Published on 21 January 2015
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09.01.2015 Speech by Minister Dr. James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth AffairsCommission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain

Welcome, I want to welcome everyone here to today's briefing on Government's approval of the draft order to establish the Commission of Investigation on Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters.As you know, I came into office in July 11th last. This was just following a
Published on 09 January 2015
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