Katherine Zappone TD

 

Katherine Zappone TD

 

Katherine Zappone TD

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

It was an honour to be appointed on May 6th 2016. As Minister my priorities are:

  • Ending child poverty
  • Ending child homelessness
  • Ensuring equal access to high quality early childhood education and care
  • Protecting vulnerable children in Ireland and Globally

News Updates

January 16, 2020 in Minister

Minister Zappone announces €61m in youth funding for 2020

National Youth Organisations will benefit from over €11.5m in universal funding Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, has confirmed that €61.791m in funding has been made…
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January 13, 2020 in Minister

Minister Zappone welcomes response to the National Childcare Scheme 15,859 applications received to date for 24,133 children

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone T.D., has welcomed the response to the National Childcare Scheme. Since the Scheme launched on Wednesday 20th of November 15,859 applications…
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January 8, 2020 in Minister

Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on the publication of the HIQA report into Oberstown 2019

HIQA report into Oberstown 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, today welcomed the most recent inspection report from the Health Information and Quality Authority…
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January 2, 2020 in Minister

Minister Zappone secures €8.1m for childcare capital grants across 2020

Extra spaces and funding to support regulatory compliance priorities for Childcare Investment in 2020 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, is pleased to announce the details…
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December 23, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone launches Evaluation of the Bail Supervision Scheme for Children (Pilot Scheme)

Evaluation reflects positive outcomes achieved in the areas of: a reduction in offending behaviour; a greater compliance with bail conditions and a reduction in custodial sanctions The Minister for Children…
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