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The main goal of the Research Division is to facilitate the achievement of a better understanding of how children grow up in Ireland, including both their individual and shared needs.

There are five key objectives for achieving this goal:

The work of the Research Division of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) is underpinned by the National Strategy for Research and Data  on Children’s lives 2011-2016. Specific measures being taken under include:


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