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#Katherine Zappone

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Zappone confirms over 200 alleged abusers now identified in Scouting Ireland probe

Minister Katherine Zappone said it’s likely the numbers could increase again.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Scouting Ireland receives 80 phone calls from people identifying as victims

71 alleged abusers and 108 alleged victims were identified by the organisation last week following a historic review.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 26 November, 2018

DPP file to be prepared after Gardaí arrest man (70s) involved in scouting over alleged sexual offences

The man was arrested this morning in Co Cork by Gardaí and released this evening.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 23 November, 2018

Tusla sets up helpline in wake of reports of 71 alleged abusers in Scouting Ireland review

It comes after Minister Katherine Zappone revealed the findings earlier this week.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Scouting Ireland review finds historical evidence of 71 alleged abusers

Most cases dated between the 1960s and 1980s, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 2 November, 2018

Katherine Zappone warned Tánaiste that using State funds for Pope visit 'undermined' work for LGTBI+ rights

An email released under the Freedom of Information Act shows how Zappone had ‘very serious’ concerns ahead of the visit.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston

Minister Katherine Zappone will deliver a keynote speech at the event which is exploring adoption and institutional abuses.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused

The pilot programme will run in Galway in the new year.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Government sought more money from Bon Secours Sisters for Tuam burial site excavation works

The religious order has pledged €2.5 million towards the works which will cost between €6-€13m.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Exceptionally important decision': Full forensic excavation of Tuam mother and baby home to take place

The Government has been offered €2.5 million by the Bon Secours Sisters, who ran the home, towards the excavation.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Scouting Ireland elects new board and votes for new governance structures

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said last month that Scouting Ireland funding was to be suspended.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 28 September, 2018

'How we did things in the past is no longer fit for purpose': Scouting Ireland responds to funding suspension

The group has said there is an appetite for change to its practices.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 27 September, 2018

State funding for Scouting Ireland suspended after chief scout reinstated

Funding will be suspended as long as the current Board of Directors remains in place.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 27 August, 2018

Zappone confirms she told pope about children's bodies in sewage system of Tuam home

After meeting Minister Zappone the Pope referenced the encounter in a speech.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 27 July, 2018

Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill

A division has emerged around the Cabinet table between Fine Gael members and independent ministers.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 6 July, 2018

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good' Exclusive

There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 29 June, 2018

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish

The government is today launching its five-year Irish Language plan which has a focus on early child education.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 25 June, 2018

'Deep-rooted culture of mistrust': Scouting Ireland board to step down over handling of rape allegation

The government will, however, restore funding for three months.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'My date of birth was changed, so my biological parents had no hope of finding me'

Yesterday it was revealed that 126 children adopted between 1946 and 1969 weren’t registered correctly.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 21 May, 2018

Open adoption could be introduced in Ireland

Open adoption generally means a form of adoption in which the biological or adoptive families have access to each other’s personal information.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Scouting Ireland head to step aside amidst investigation into handling of alleged sexual assault

Speaking in the Dáil, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone re-confirmed her decision to withhold further funding to the organisation.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Politicians are (slowly) taking to Instagram - and showing different sides

A cooking show next for the Education Minister perhaps as he showcases his skills?

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney

During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'This is a time for political courage not political cowardice' - Zappone calls for leadership on the Eighth

Zappone made reference to those, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who have not spoken.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 4 January, 2018

New national survey to examine sexual harassment in workplace

The last SAVI report, which was commissioned 16 years ago, is to be updated.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Clarity sought from BAI after reports Zappone pulled from show over referendum fears

The Sunday Independent reported today that an invitation for Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to appear on Tv3 show The Restaurant next year had been withdrawn.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam

The report said it would be particularly difficult to identify “commingled remains” and the remains of children under two.

# katherine-zappone - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools

Young people who took part in the consultation want to see the normalisation of ‘non-traditional relationships’.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Mother and baby homes: It will be difficult to 'establish facts' on burial records say investigators

The commission has asked for an year extension to its deadline to publish its full findings.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Minister Zappone to raise Irish women's vaginal mesh complications with Simon Harris

Concerns about procedures using these devices have been raised in recent months amid international scrutiny and hundreds of law suits.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 2 November, 2017

35 US-born children adopted by Irish families

The adoptions have taken place in the last four years.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Taoiseach asks ministers to examine if Irish statistics on sexual violence need updating

There have been calls for the SAVI report, commissioned 15 years ago, to be updated.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'

Catherine Corless is calling for a full investigation into a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage in Galway.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Nearly 20,000 reports of suspected child abuse were made to Tusla last year

This represents a 5% increase from 2015 figures.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Children’s Minister calls for repeal of Eighth Amendment and Theresa May snubs the European parliament – it’s the Evening Fix.

Children's Minister says Irish women will never have autonomy until the Eighth is repealed

Minister Katherine Zappone is making a speech at the opening of the Kennedy Summer School.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 4 September, 2017

What's the point of having a childcare subsidy if under-pressure creches are just going to raise fees?

Many creches across Ireland are increasing their fees in parallel with the introduction of a new €20 weekly subsidy aimed at easing the financial burden on parents.

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