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#children's minister

# childrens-minister - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

# childrens-minister - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Reilly: Children's playgrounds will only get funding if they are no-smoking areas

The Children’s Minister said, “The importance of de-normalising smoking in the eyes of children can’t be over emphasised.”

# childrens-minister - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

We'll find out more about the mother-and-baby homes inquiry tomorrow

The government will confirm the identity of the person that will chair the Commission of Inquiry tomorrow.

# childrens-minister - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Children's minister commits to ending the 'trauma' caused by current adoption laws

A legal anomaly in relation to step-parent adoption means that natural parents have to adopt their own children.

Is the government ignoring people who lose discretionary medical cards?

That’s the argument Sinn Féin will make in the Dáil today.

# childrens-minister - Thursday 8 May, 2014

New Children's Minister is 'eminently qualified' and 'vastly experienced' - but who is he?

He previously served as Fine Gael front bench spokesperson on Children and Justice.

# childrens-minister - Monday 10 February, 2014

Children's Minister rules out junk food ban in schools

Frances Fitzgerald said that schools should “move in the direction” of health foods but admitted that some schools have vending machine contracts in place.

# childrens-minister - Thursday 24 October, 2013

HSE child services chief to meet with Garda Commissioner on Roma cases

Gordon Jeyes will head up the HSE report on the two cases in Tallaght and Athlone, with the findings of the review to be handed over to the Children’s Ombudsman.

# childrens-minister - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Four new HSE coordinators to deal with potential abuse cases

Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald has announced the appointment of the new HSE staff members following the publication of a major report on abuse by the RCNI.

# childrens-minister - Friday 20 September, 2013

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families

The long-term study focusing on childhood found a significant increase in the number of parents going through financial problems between 2008 and 2011.

# childrens-minister - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Poll: Would you welcome legislation to regulate websites used by children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome legislation to regulate websites used by children?

Frances Fitzgerald has expressed concern at difficulties in regulating websites due to the open nature of the internet, but would you welcome it?

# childrens-minister - Thursday 27 December, 2012

No concerns for Samaritans confidentiality under Children First bill

The organisation said that it is working with the Department of Children and relevant authorities to ensure its processes and procedures meet the proposed Children First legislation.

# childrens-minister - Monday 26 November, 2012

Taoiseach in Wales for British-Irish Council

Education and economy will be the main topics up for discussion.

# childrens-minister - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate Referendum This post contains images

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate

Emotional language and arguments as Frances Fitzgerald and Fergus Finlay argued for a ‘Yes’ vote as John Waters and Kathy Sinnott argued for a ‘No’.