Child poverty

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Child poverty initiative

Asked about the child poverty initiative, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald told the Dail that this was budgeted at €2.5m in 2013 and €4.75m in 2015 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th April 2013, 138).  A project team had been formed in her department in February and the initiative would include the existing three Prevention and Early Intervention Programme sites, with at least three further sites.  There would be an information seminar on 25th April and close of applications on 31st May.

> See also: Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th April 2013, 565.