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EU social investment package and recommendation Investing in children – breaking the cycle of disadvantage

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, announced that her department would participate in a network of government departments invited by the Minister for Social Protection to establish appropriate input into the relevant policy areas to develop Ireland’s position on the new European social investment package and the EU recommendation Investing in children – breaking the cycle of disadvantage  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 7th March 2013, 112).