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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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28.03.2018 Remarks by Minister Katherine Zappone at Launch of Tusla's Corporate Plan 2018-2020 Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Kildare Street

I am really pleased to be here today at the launch of Tusla's Corporate plan 2018-2020.  This year Tusla begins its fifth year of operation.  In childcare parlance it has now moved from preschool to big school!  Big school is quite a transition – I made a similar move myself two years ago from being a
Published on 28 March 2018
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26.03.2018 “Pathway to a Quality Support and Assurance System for Childminding in Ireland” Minister Zappone – Speech at Launch of Report of the Worki

Minister Zappone will this evening welcome a Report of the Working Group on Reforms and Supports for the Childminding Sector at the Law Society in Dublin.The group, chaired by Bernadette Orbinski-Burke, CEO of Childminding Ireland, has produced a range of
Published on 26 March 2018
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26.03.2018 Tá soláthróirí chúram leanaí á spreagadh inniu chun páirt a ghlacadh i suirbhé ar líne mar chuid den Athbhreithniú Neamhspleáchar na Costa


Published on 26 March 2018
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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
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23.03.2018 Cabhraíonn 'Súgradh Ionchuimsitheach' chun réamhscoil inrochtana a chur ar fáil do gach leanbh. Tá os cionn €3 milliún d'infheistí

 23 Márta, 2018Tá níos mó ná 6,000 pacáiste 'Súgradh Ionchuimsitheach' á dháileadh saor in
Published on 23 March 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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07.03.18 Opening Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone T.D. at Select Committee on Children and Youth Affairs - Exa

I am very happy to be here today to discuss my Department's 2018 Estimate. As Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, I remain fully committed to ensuring the full delivery of this Government's Programme for Government
Published on 07 March 2018
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