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

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October 31, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone addresses Funding Model Expert Group at Inaugural Meeting

Expert Group tasked with developing a new funding model for early learning and care and school-age childcareExpert Group is independently chaired by Michael Scanlan, former Secretary General of the Department…
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October 25, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone announces additional €75,989.06 in funding awards to community and voluntary sector organisations

Funding will support 2018 What Works Innovation Fund grantees to finalise their innovative projects supporting children The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, is pleased to…
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October 25, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone announces progress following additional investment in Family Resource Centres

Family Resource Centres (FRC) are instrumental in providing a range of universal and bespoke targeted services to their communities to support vulnerable children and families Minister Zappone welcomed the progress made…
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October 25, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone launches Year 1 Report on the Implementation Forum of the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy 2018 – 2020

Year 1 Report on Implementation of the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, has launched the Year 1 Report on Implementation…
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October 25, 2019 in Minister

UPDATE ON FIRST 5 – IRELAND’S STRATEGY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD

 ‘First 5’ is Ireland’s first ever strategy for early childhood. This ten-year, whole-of-Government Strategy will deliver: a broader range of options for parents to balance working and caringa new model…
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