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#Katherine Zappone

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan

Updated May 6th 2020, 10:10 PM 40,187 Views 61 Comments

Trade union Fórsa has requested more information on what the plan entails.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 24 April, 2020

Wine, exercise and online quiz nights: Taoiseach and ministers say how they're minding their mental health
# WELL-BEING
# WELL-BEING

Wine, exercise and online quiz nights: Taoiseach and ministers say how they're minding their mental health

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 53,021 Views 68 Comments

Leo is missing the gym.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme

Apr 16th 2020, 2:15 PM 21,046 Views 21 Comments

Wages of thousands of employees working in the childcare sector will be topped up to a maximum of €586 a week.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach
# Emergency Measures
# Emergency Measures

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

Mar 25th 2020, 1:25 PM 32,062 Views 46 Comments

The government is to pay a proportion of childcare staff costs during the closure period.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 24 February, 2020

'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes
# Race
# Race

'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes

Feb 24th 2020, 9:05 AM 28,193 Views 46 Comments

An unpublished report has found that mixed-race children were routinely withheld for adoption and some children’s skin colour was listed as a “defect”.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Dec 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,361 Views 8 Comments

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Adopted people will not get automatic access to birth records over parent's right to privacy
# No Consensus
# No Consensus

Adopted people will not get automatic access to birth records over parent's right to privacy

Dec 11th 2019, 10:25 PM 15,530 Views 54 Comments

Minister Zappone said she was “personally deeply disappointed” that a consensus could not be reached on the issue.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 27 September, 2019

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow
# Early Learning
# Early Learning

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow

Sep 27th 2019, 7:49 AM 45,893 Views 78 Comments

The average cost of full-time childcare in Ireland is €184 per week.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport
# PSC
# PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

Updated Sep 18th 2019, 4:42 PM 24,121 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

It should be possible to collect Tuam survivor DNA samples before legislation, report says
# Tuam
# Tuam

It should be possible to collect Tuam survivor DNA samples before legislation, report says

Sep 11th 2019, 1:53 PM 6,006 Views 4 Comments

Dr Geoffrey Shannon’s Report on the Collection of Tuam Survivors’ DNA has been published today.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Childminders to face inspections, training and Garda vetting under new action plan
# Childminding
# Childminding

Childminders to face inspections, training and Garda vetting under new action plan

Aug 29th 2019, 12:52 PM 26,082 Views 81 Comments

The new plan hopes to see thousands of childminders registered with Tusla.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk
# Creche Scandal
# Creche Scandal

Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk

Aug 1st 2019, 5:36 PM 10,189 Views 9 Comments

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing yesterday morning.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches
# Hyde And Seek
# Hyde And Seek

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Jul 25th 2019, 8:41 AM 32,052 Views 77 Comments

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'

Jul 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 12,955 Views 13 Comments

Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn
# Progress
# Progress

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn

Jun 12th 2019, 1:08 PM 11,036 Views 74 Comments

The assembly will begin its work in October this year.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 10 June, 2019

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places
# Childcare
# Childcare

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Jun 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,794 Views 19 Comments

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

An extra €50 million is needed to ensure a place for all children on the National Childcare Scheme
# Childcare
# Childcare

An extra €50 million is needed to ensure a place for all children on the National Childcare Scheme

May 21st 2019, 8:46 AM 9,287 Views 34 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone said it comes on the back of ‘decades of neglect’ in the area.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 3 May, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it has no 'legal liability' to provide funding before mother and baby home commission ends
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Religious order that ran Tuam says it has no 'legal liability' to provide funding before mother and baby home commission ends

May 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 32,361 Views 109 Comments

Bon Secours Sisters say a €2.5 million donation towards excavation and memorial will be their only contribution to the state.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 26 April, 2019

Domestic and sexual violence groups to get €1.5 million more in funding
# Funding
# Funding

Domestic and sexual violence groups to get €1.5 million more in funding

Apr 26th 2019, 6:20 AM 6,526 Views 8 Comments

The total amount of funding for 2019 has increased to €23.8 million.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

Apr 17th 2019, 12:23 PM 68,901 Views 80 Comments

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes
# Former Residents
# Former Residents

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

Apr 16th 2019, 4:21 PM 6,218 Views 25 Comments

But the forum of former residents of these institutions that made recommendations are frustrated the government won’t publish its full report.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State
# Confidential Letter
# Confidential Letter

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State

Mar 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,255 Views 78 Comments

That’s according to a confidential letter to a government minister.

# katherine-zappone - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions

Mar 16th 2019, 4:58 PM 12,919 Views 26 Comments

The report has been submitted to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 11 March, 2019

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar
# Syria
# Syria

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Mar 11th 2019, 12:15 PM 39,489 Views 213 Comments

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 1 March, 2019

What has this row between Scouting Ireland and Tusla been about?
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

What has this row between Scouting Ireland and Tusla been about?

Mar 1st 2019, 12:04 PM 22,995 Views 17 Comments

Child safety expert Ian Elliott said that the organisation is “as safe as it can be and getting safer” – Tusla disagrees.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Parents told to ensure no overnight Scouting Ireland trips go ahead without safe number of supervisors
# Scouting Ireland
# Scouting Ireland

Parents told to ensure no overnight Scouting Ireland trips go ahead without safe number of supervisors

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 7:06 PM 33,288 Views 63 Comments

Tusla says an ‘immediate review’ of the current standards around the supervision of children should be undertaken.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Legality of collecting DNA samples from Tuam survivors to be examined
# Tuam
# Tuam

Legality of collecting DNA samples from Tuam survivors to be examined

Feb 13th 2019, 10:59 AM 9,132 Views 49 Comments

The first excavations at the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home was expected to start in the latter half of 2019.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun
# Nch
# Nch

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun

Feb 7th 2019, 4:48 PM 10,754 Views 42 Comments

Pressure has been mounting on government all week about who knew what when about the hospital costs.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Surveys to be carried out on burial grounds at Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Surveys to be carried out on burial grounds at Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary

Jan 22nd 2019, 5:50 PM 14,264 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation will not be issuing its final report this year.

# katherine-zappone - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises

Jan 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,375 Views 24 Comments

The HSE told Tusla it hadn’t received any direction on this, despite the Department of Children believing it to be the case.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Couples who were left in limbo after adoption agency shut down to get payments
# Arc Adoption
# Arc Adoption

Couples who were left in limbo after adoption agency shut down to get payments

Jan 10th 2019, 6:20 AM 14,391 Views 12 Comments

Arc Adoption was licenced to facilitate intercountry adoptions from 2011-2014.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 11th 2018, 4:15 PM 18,454 Views 34 Comments

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
# Scouting Ireland
# Scouting Ireland

Scouting Ireland receives 80 phone calls from people identifying as victims

Nov 28th 2018, 8:47 PM 12,244 Views 27 Comments

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
# Cork
# Cork

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

Nov 26th 2018, 10:58 PM 15,260 Views 0 Comments

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
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

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

Nov 23rd 2018, 8:16 PM 9,510 Views 21 Comments

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
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

Scouting Ireland review finds historical evidence of 71 alleged abusers

Updated Nov 21st 2018, 11:05 AM 21,033 Views 28 Comments

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
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

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

Nov 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 30,045 Views 84 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

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

Nov 1st 2018, 3:00 PM 10,482 Views 21 Comments

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
# One House
# One House

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

Oct 30th 2018, 2:39 PM 6,960 Views 9 Comments

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
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home

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

Oct 24th 2018, 4:08 PM 11,728 Views 40 Comments

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