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17.05.2016 Second Stage Speech by Dr. Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016Dáil Éireann

Introduction:I am very pleased to bring forward the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016. This Bill was published earlier this month by my predecessor as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly, and I would like to acknowledge his important contribution in bringing the Bill to this stage. The Bill contains a number of very important
Published on 18 May 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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