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Affordable Childcare Heads of Bill Scheme published Affordable quality childcare is another step closer as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone today (30th January 2017) published Heads of Bill and General Scheme to allow for a radical new approach. The Affordable Childcare Scheme aims...

Following the approval of a Government Memo on the definition of consent to a sexual act, Independent Minister Katherine Zappone has secured Government agreement to review the defence of honest belief that consent was given in rape cases. This is when an accused can and must...

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,...