Articles posted in 'Child care'

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1 Debates Child poverty and early intervention

Government policy on child poverty came under fire in the course of a Seanad debate on early intervention services for children (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 6th March 2013, 745-768).  Kathryn Reilly (SF, industrial & commercial) spoke of how although we now…

6,000 after school childcare places

Meantime, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, announced that a pilot for the new afterschool child care scheme would be launched in April  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 5th March 2013, 19-20).  This was part of the initiative announced in the…

Expert advisory group on early years strategy

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, announced that she had appointed Dr Eilis Hennessy of UCD to head an expert advisory group to develop the new early years strategy, which will cover such issues as health, family…

Lone parent cut off age, visit to Sweden

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, was asked by Sandra McLellan (SF, Cork E) about the proposed changes to lone parent payments and her commitment to improved childcare services (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th October 2012, w/a 17; 17th October…

Scandinavian model of childcare interdepartmental group

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, responded to a question from Michael Martin (FF, Cork SC) about her department’s progress toward a Scandinavian model of childcare (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th June 2012, 210-1).  She told him that an interdepartmental…

Protection of children, youth homelessness

Report of the special rapporteur The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, inaugurated a debate on the fourth report of the special rapporteur on child protection (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 7th June 2011, 165-188).  The report painted a disturbing…

Missing children

Senator Maria Corrigan (FF, Taoiseach nominee) raised the issue of 500 children in the care of the Health Service Executive (HSE) going missing, mainly non-nationals and unaccompanied minors (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2010, 490-2).  70 had since been located,…