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Contract awarded to youth organisations to give children and young people a stronger voice in decision-making Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today announced that Foróige, in partnership with Youth Work Ireland, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide children and young people’s participation...

25 hours of free childcare for homeless children under new scheme Children up to the age of five whose parents are homeless are to be offered free childcare for 25 hours a week under a new initiative. Announcing the plans, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine...

Since being appointed Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on May 6th, I have worked hard to develop strong strategies for development and progression within my Department. As Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, my priorities are: Ensuring equal access to high quality early childhood education and...

New Affordable Childcare Scheme and online consultation launched by Minister Katherine Zappone. Be part of the discussion, online survey launched today, access here http://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=120 Minister Zappone  published a policy paper on the new Affordable Childcare Scheme for Ireland and launched an online consultation process on the scheme. The scheme,...

Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today (Thursday 18th August) welcomed the official signing of the Administrative Agreement on intercountry adoption between the Adoption Authority of Ireland and the Philippines Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB). This Administrative Agreement sets out in detail...