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Press Releases 2019

13.02.2019 Terms set for examination of DNA options at Tuam Mother and Baby Home. Minister Zappone sympathetic to request from survivors network    

The Terms of Reference and timeline have been set for an examination of legal options regarding DNA sampling in connection with the former Mother and Baby Home at Tuam.

Published on 13 February 2019

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22.01.2019 Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. Fourth Interim Report Government approves an extension of time to bring certainty to the timeframe for completion of the Commission's work.

New timeline does not delay the programme of action on the Tuam site Detailed interim report on burials to be submitted in March 2019. Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD

Published on 22 January 2019

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02.01.2019 EU Youth Strategy Enters Into Force

Ireland is ready to meet commitments set out in the EU's new Youth Strategy which came into force on 1st January 2019, according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone. 

Published on 02 January 2019

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02.01.2019 Ireland joining international stand against sale of children, child pornography  and child prostitution

Minister Zappone says all legal requirements now in place  

Published on 02 January 2019

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