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16.04.14 Minister's speech for the launch of Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 – 2

The Printworks, Dublin Castle 2pm 16 April 2014  Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Deputies, SenatorsLadies and Gentlemen. This is a first.A groundbreaking first. At various stages in this country's history Governments have registered the central role, the pivotal place of children
Published on 16 April 2014
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14.03.14 'Getting the Balance Right –Irish Perspectives on policies for women in work and child wellbeing.'Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald T.

Ewha Women's University Many thanks Dean Kim. Good afternoon ladies, and indeed I do see some gentlemen, greetings to you too.  It is a great pleasure to be here in Ewha today to share with you my perspectives on Ireland's experience over the recent decades of reflecting on, responding
Published on 14 April 2014
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05.03.2014 Speech by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs Seanad Éireann - Private Members Motion

"Catapulting little girls and boys into a sexuality for which they are neither physically nor cognitively ready is a form of theft. It is the theft of childhood.”“I want Ireland to be a cold house for child pageants."
Published on 05 March 2014
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05.03.2014 Minister Fitzgerald sets out priorities for the year ahead

Publication of the Children's First Bill Complete development of National Child Detention Facilities A new National Policy Framework for Children and Young People Ireland's first ever Early Years Strategy and policy on 'Family Support' To enhance the preservation, management and access to adoption records To support the work of the recently-established Child and Family Agency To amend the Child Care Act 1991 in respect of Aftercare
Published on 05 March 2014
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30.01.2014 Speech by Minister Frances Fitzgerald, T. D. At Launch of Child and Family Agency

Thank you Norah, and may I take this opportunity to thank you once again for agreeing to Chair the first Board of the Child and Family Agency. I am confident that you and your fellow Board Members will rise to the challenge and ensure the success of this new agency.
Published on 30 January 2014
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