Skip Navigation, or press ALT and K together and then press enter.Welcome to the DCYA website. This site has been developed for both the visually impaired and non visually impaired. If you would like to use the visually impaired version of this site please go to dcya.gov.ie/viewtxt.asp, or press ALT and I together and then press enter
article

Press Releases 2018

14.08.2018 Putting Ireland top of the class for school completion 

'Joined up Educational Welfare Services will deliver for children, young people and families' Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs,  Dr Katherine Zappone 

Published on 14 August 2018

[view more...]

27.07.2018 More children receiving government funded childcare than ever before

Numbers availing of early years care and education schemes exceed 200,000 for the first time

Published on 26 July 2018

[view more...]

09.07.2018 Minister Katherine Zappone addresses UN Security Council' Children in Armed Conflict'

Mr President, Thank you for convening today's debate on this extremely important subject.  

Published on 09 July 2018

[view more...]

09.07.2018 Contract awarded to deliver IT system for the Affordable Childcare Scheme

Another major milestone achieved in the creation of a new scheme of entitlements for parents towards the cost of childcare. System reflects new frontier of innovative, joined-up and user-friendly public services. Monday 9th July, 2018The Minister today (6th July 2018) awarded a contract for the development of the IT system to support the introduction of the Affordable Childcare Scheme.  The contract has been awarded to

Published on 09 July 2018

[view more...]

06.07.2018 Minister Zappone publishes the Consultation Report on the Options and Appropriate Courses of Action available to Government in relation to

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has today (06/07/2018) published the report of the public consultation process on the options and appropriate courses of action available to Government in relation to the site of the former Mother and Baby

Published on 06 July 2018

[view more...]

01.07.2018 Investment in play to transform young lives. €250,000 funding awarded to 26 Local Authorities on National Play Day 2018

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced funding for children's play and recreation projects across Ireland.

Published on 29 June 2018

[view more...]

27.06.2018 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs publishes the Interim and Final Reports of the Review Implementation Group of Oberstown Children D

The Board of Management at Oberstown Children Detention Campus commissioned independent reviews of 3 key areas at the Campus

Published on 27 June 2018

[view more...]

26.06.2018 Ritheann an tOireachtas an Bille um Thacaíocht Cúraim Leana í

Tá an tAire Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige Dr Katherine Zappone “fíorshásta an chéad reachtaíocht riamh a thabhairt isteach maidir le tacaíocht chúram leanaí do theaghlaigh”.Den chéad uair, beidh ceart dlíthiúil soiléir ag teaghlaigh ar thacaíocht airgeadais le haghaidh cúraim

Published on 26 June 2018

[view more...]

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

[view more...]

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

[view more...]

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

[view more...]

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

[view more...]

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

[view more...]

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

[view more...]

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

[view more...]

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

[view more...]

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

[view more...]

09.04.2018 Childcare providers urged to take part in Costs Review. Vital to keep to keep to timelines for Budget talks. Final Week to Complete online

Childcare providers are today being reminded to participate in an online survey as part of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare.The Review, which is being undertaken by Crowe Horwath on behalf of the Department of Children and

Published on 09 April 2018

[view more...]

05.04.2018 Increased funding for Local youth clubs confirmed

“€1.79m to be distributed to small volunteer clubs” Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone

Published on 05 April 2018

[view more...]

04.04.2018 €2m Fund seeks 'Ground-breaking' proposals to support young people' Quality and Capacity Building Initiative

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has launched a new €2m fund to support 'ground-breaking and new proposals' to support disadvantaged young people.

Published on 04 April 2018

[view more...]

28.03.2018 Minister Zappone intends to commission Review of Child Abuse Case

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, T.D., in agreement with the Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D., intends to commission an independent review of the management of a serious and complex case of alleged child abuse and neglect involving a number of children.The review will be carried out by a panel of three experts. 

Published on 28 March 2018

[view more...]

26.03.2018 Childcare providers are today being urged to participate in an online survey as part of the Independent Review of Costs

Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth AffairsDr Katherine Zappone TDMonday 26th March 2018 Childcare providers are today being urged to participate in an online survey as part of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare.This Independent Review - which was announced by Minister Zappone last autumn – is a

Published on 26 March 2018

[view more...]

23.03.2018 'Inclusive Play' helps make pre-school accessible to all. Over €3 million investment boosting resources to over 6,000 pre-school ro

More than 6,000 'Inclusive Play' packs are being distributed free to pre-schools across the country.The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone is confirming that distribution of the packs is underway under the Access and Inclusive Model (AIM) which is working to

Published on 23 March 2018

[view more...]

22.03.2018 Maoiniú Deontais Caipitil le haghaidh Súgartha agus Caithimh Aimsire

Inniu, d'fhógair an tAire Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige, Dr Katherine Zappone, maoiniú le haghaidh áiseanna súgartha agus caithimh aimsire do leanaí ar fud na hÉireann. Is é cuspóir na Scéime ná tacaíocht a thabhairt d'áiseanna súgartha agus caithimh aimsire, idir

Published on 22 March 2018

[view more...]

22.03.2018. Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2018 Statement by Minister Katherin

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, today announced funding for children's play and recreation facilities across Ireland. The purpose of the Scheme is to support new and existing play and recreation amenities for children and young people.

Published on 22 March 2018

[view more...]

14.03.2018 Supporting Young Voices - €620,000 Fund announced. Young people must have say in decisions by local councils. Statement by Minister K

Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today announced funding to ensure that local councils are listening to young voices in the communities they serve.The Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund 2018 is making €620,000 available to 31 Local Authorities.Comhairle na nÓg are

Published on 14 March 2018

[view more...]

13.03.2018 Enterprise, tourism and trade focus of Minister Zappone's visit to Italy

Events in Milan, Rome, Embassy to the Holy See and Gildone to mark St Patrick's Day. Building on strong enterprise, tourism and trade links will be the focus of a four-day St Patrick's Day mission to Milan, Rome, the Embassy to the Holy See and the Italian town of Gildone by the Minister for Children

Published on 13 March 2018

[view more...]

13.03.2018 Minister Zappone announces Selection Panel to oversee appointments to the Collaborative Forum for former residents of Mother and Baby Home

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone T.D. has today (13th March 2018) announced details of the Selection Panel to oversee appointments to the Collaborative Forum for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes.The establishment of this inclusive Collaborative Forum is a direct response to the theme of

Published on 12 March 2018

[view more...]

09.03.2018 Free Inclusion Training for Childcare. Minister Zappone announces up to 1,200 free places on leadership for inclusion programme “Investing

Up to 1,200 free training places are being made available to  pre-school practitioners to ensure their free pre-school services are inclusive and accessible to children with disabilities, according to the

Published on 09 March 2018

[view more...]

Page 1 | 2