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

September 13, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone launches What Works National Programme

Photo Credit: Gareth Chaney/Collins What Works national programme to deliver learning and development opportunities for professionals working with children and young people As part of the ongoing programme of front-running innovations…
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September 12, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone publishes Dr Geoffrey Shannon’s Report on the Collection of Tuam Survivors’ DNA

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has published Dr Geoffrey Shannon’s Report on the Collection of Tuam Survivors’ DNA.  Minister Zappone had asked Dr Shannon to consider…
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August 29, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone launches Draft Childminding Action Plan

Photograph source: Leah Farrell Draft Action Plan Draft Action Plan sets out proposals for improving access to high quality and affordable early learning and care and school-age childcare through childminding …
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August 20, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone publishes Guardian Ad Litem Bill

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has published the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019. This Bill addresses significant inadequacies in existing Guardian ad litem (GAL) provisions under…
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August 9, 2019 in Minister

Minister Zappone announces capital grant funding of €1.7m for youth projects/services

Funding for 116 targeted staff-led youth projects/services and 20 national youth organisations across the country Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, has today announced €1.7 million in capital grant…
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