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

February 19, 2020 in Minister

Minister announces funding to create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for LGBTI+ Young People.

LGBTI+ Capacity Building Initiative provides grants to support LGBTI+ young people across the country . The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, today announced Phase Two of…
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February 16, 2020 in Minister

Sixth Interim Report of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters)

Government approves short extension to ensure the Commission can effectively complete its work at the earliest possible date Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs The Minister for…
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January 30, 2020 in Minister

Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone T.D. on payments to Childcare Services for the Day of Protest

Having considered the concerns and circumstances of the Childcare sector, Minister Zappone has instructed the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Pobal to authorise payments to childcare services who…
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January 28, 2020 in Minister

Minister Zappone welcomes publication of the Expert Assurance Group’s Final Report

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D. has today welcomed the publication of the final progress report by the Expert Assurance Group (EAG) on steps taken by…
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January 23, 2020 in Minister

Statement on the deregistration of two childcare providers (Oblate Fathers Community Crèche and Home from Home)

On Wednesday 22nd January the Tusla Early Years Inspectorate notified two childcare providers that they are to be removed from the Register of Early Years Services in 21 working days.…
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