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#Katherine Zappone

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Enda Kenny takes a number of different positions on Zappone conversation
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

Enda Kenny takes a number of different positions on Zappone conversation

Feb 14th 2017, 9:50 PM 34,935 Views 121 Comments

Kenny stated that he knew that Minister Zappone had met with Maurice McCabe before it became public information last week.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 13 February, 2017

Tusla to appear before Dáil committee next week as McCabe controversy rumbles on
# Whistleblower Scandal
# Whistleblower Scandal

Tusla to appear before Dáil committee next week as McCabe controversy rumbles on

Feb 13th 2017, 2:50 PM 33,728 Views 196 Comments

The main players have been having their say on the ongoing scandal.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government
# Confidence And Supply
# Confidence And Supply

Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government

Feb 12th 2017, 6:19 PM 39,625 Views 339 Comments

The Taoiseach meanwhile says he isn’t ruling out a criminal investigation into the Tusla saga.

# katherine-zappone - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Tusla knew McCabe sex claims were false but kept them on file for two years, HSE claims
# The Blame Game
# The Blame Game

Tusla knew McCabe sex claims were false but kept them on file for two years, HSE claims

Feb 11th 2017, 1:21 PM 33,922 Views 187 Comments

The HSE said it was one of its staff members not Túsla which made the error relating to the McCabe allegation.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 10 February, 2017

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears
Live Feb 10th 2017, 8:00 PM

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file
# Cabinet Talks
# Cabinet Talks

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file

Feb 10th 2017, 3:00 PM 16,775 Views 72 Comments

Maurice McCabe was told that he was being investigated for sexual abuse, but was later told it was a mistake.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care
# State Care
# State Care

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care

Feb 9th 2017, 6:43 AM 9,610 Views 13 Comments

The number of children in care has risen by almost 20% during the past decade.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 30 January, 2017

Focus intensifies on how Ireland should deal with Trump's travel ban
# Us Preclearance
# Us Preclearance

Focus intensifies on how Ireland should deal with Trump's travel ban

Jan 30th 2017, 3:14 PM 14,148 Views 46 Comments

The issue of US pre-clearance in Irish airports is under intense scrutiny following the travel ban.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 22 January, 2017

People are divided over whether the Dáil should begin each day with a prayer
# Amen
# Amen

People are divided over whether the Dáil should begin each day with a prayer

Jan 22nd 2017, 7:10 AM 9,072 Views 55 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone says it should be replaced with a moment of silence.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys
# Resettlement
# Resettlement

The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys

Jan 10th 2017, 4:30 PM 29,830 Views 277 Comments

About 20 of the unaccompanied minors will be coming in the coming weeks.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

Dec 28th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,313 Views 9 Comments

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 19 December, 2016

Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar
# Equality
# Equality

Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar

Dec 19th 2016, 3:14 PM 16,168 Views 99 Comments

The activist will lead a group to develop a strategy for young LGBT people.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 12 December, 2016

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece
# Asylum
# Asylum

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Dec 12th 2016, 9:57 AM 16,342 Views 165 Comments

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Tánaiste and Children's Minister to visit migrant camps in Greece
# Migrant Camps
# Migrant Camps

Tánaiste and Children's Minister to visit migrant camps in Greece

Dec 11th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,779 Views 70 Comments

Greece and Italy have been the first point of entry for most of the more than one million migrants since 2015.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 25 November, 2016

Zappone's adoption laws will see thousands able to access their birth certs
# Adoption Bill
# Adoption Bill

Zappone's adoption laws will see thousands able to access their birth certs

Nov 25th 2016, 3:13 PM 13,267 Views 73 Comments

A national database of adoptees and their birth parents will be administered by Tusla.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 7 November, 2016

Ireland is looking to take more refugee children from camps in Greece and Calais
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Ireland is looking to take more refugee children from camps in Greece and Calais

Nov 7th 2016, 6:00 AM 10,830 Views 34 Comments

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone says Ireland wants to offer “hope” to the unaccompanied children.

# katherine-zappone - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'

Oct 22nd 2016, 10:15 PM 24,457 Views 91 Comments

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 17 October, 2016

Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m
# Budget2017
# Budget2017

Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m

Oct 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 13,647 Views 18 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 14 October, 2016

Opinion: The government is beginning to recognise that the first five years of a child's life are the most crucial
# Childcare
# Childcare

Opinion: The government is beginning to recognise that the first five years of a child's life are the most crucial

Oct 14th 2016, 9:00 PM 143 Views 24 Comments

Adults need to step away and put children back at the centre of childcare, writes Tanya Ward.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017
# Ask A Minister
# Ask A Minister

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017

Oct 12th 2016, 6:54 PM 9,079 Views 26 Comments

TheJournal.ie asked your questions about housing and children live on Facebook this evening.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 30 September, 2016

Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam

Sep 30th 2016, 3:06 PM 16,607 Views 122 Comments

The excavation will take place following allegations about the deaths of 800 babies and the manner in which they were buried.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 19 September, 2016

Operations to be reviewed at Oberstown Detention facility
# Children's Affairs
# Children's Affairs

Operations to be reviewed at Oberstown Detention facility

Sep 19th 2016, 6:20 AM 7,555 Views 0 Comments

The review will be conducted by two international experts and will focus on the capacity of the centre to deliver high standards of care.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Think of all those voices desperate for help': Women's Aid helpline receives 41 calls a day
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'Think of all those voices desperate for help': Women's Aid helpline receives 41 calls a day

Sep 5th 2016, 9:52 AM 8,104 Views 49 Comments

The service is now 24/7, due to increased demand.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 2 September, 2016

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime

Sep 2nd 2016, 7:02 PM 40,057 Views 240 Comments

The Dáil will be recalled next to vote on the Government’s decision to appeal the Apple ruling.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Over 400 potential witnesses come forward after mother and baby homes appeal
# More Time Needed
# More Time Needed

Over 400 potential witnesses come forward after mother and baby homes appeal

Jul 27th 2016, 8:21 PM 16,055 Views 15 Comments

The commission has been granted an extension to the time frame for the publication of two of the three reports it is preparing.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Official probe launched into case of teenager left in foster home despite sexual abuse allegations
# Mary's Story
# Mary's Story

Official probe launched into case of teenager left in foster home despite sexual abuse allegations

May 17th 2016, 3:33 PM 7,122 Views 0 Comments

The case review will be run jointly by the HSE and child and family agency Tusla.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 24 April, 2016

'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses

Apr 24th 2016, 3:48 PM 73,927 Views 160 Comments

Zappone said the route she uses is the fastest and most efficient in terms of saving time.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 18 February, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?

Feb 18th 2016, 11:58 PM 20,626 Views 59 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck wades into the middle of a row between Fine Gael and a high-profile Dáil candidate.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 28 June, 2015

She proposed on live TV, but when is Katherine Zappone getting married?
# Getting Hitched
# Getting Hitched

She proposed on live TV, but when is Katherine Zappone getting married?

Jun 28th 2015, 9:15 AM 13,867 Views 102 Comments

The independent senator reflects on the historic marriage referendum in an interview with TheJournal.ie

# katherine-zappone - Friday 26 June, 2015

'Jobstown was one of the most traumatic things I've ever experienced as a politician'
# On Reflection
# On Reflection

'Jobstown was one of the most traumatic things I've ever experienced as a politician'

Jun 26th 2015, 6:08 AM 25,516 Views 170 Comments

Katherine Zappone has spoken about the controversial protest in Tallaght last November.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Could 'Social Democrats' be the name of this new party... and will this senator be involved?
# Party On
# Party On

Could 'Social Democrats' be the name of this new party... and will this senator be involved?

Jun 25th 2015, 9:00 PM 9,849 Views 34 Comments

Despite declaring as an independent candidate, senator Katherine Zappone could still join the rumoured new party.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 22 June, 2015

Here's one senator who WON'T be joining that new political party
# Going Independent
# Going Independent

Here's one senator who WON'T be joining that new political party

Jun 22nd 2015, 7:00 PM 14,693 Views 76 Comments

Katherine Zappone will run for the Dáil as an independent in Dublin South-West.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...
# Analysis
# Analysis

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...

Jun 11th 2015, 9:30 PM 9,597 Views 22 Comments

Analysis: The latest stories about a new party being imminent are nothing new.

# katherine-zappone - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Senator Katherine Zappone proposed to her partner today (and she wasn't the only one)
# I Do
# I Do

Senator Katherine Zappone proposed to her partner today (and she wasn't the only one)

May 23rd 2015, 7:39 PM 33,745 Views 56 Comments

There were emotional scenes at Dublin Castle today.

Senator Katherine Zappone just proposed to her partner on live TV
# I Do
From The Daily Edge
# I Do

Senator Katherine Zappone just proposed to her partner on live TV

May 23rd 2015, 3:24 PM 6,874 Views 5 Comments

And they’re not the only ones to get engaged today…

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

May 17th 2015, 1:30 PM 27,482 Views 238 Comments

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?
# Close Call
# Close Call

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?

Dec 16th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,050 Views 123 Comments

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

# katherine-zappone - Friday 12 December, 2014

The KAL case kickstarted a decade of debate on marriage equality
# Watershed
# Watershed

The KAL case kickstarted a decade of debate on marriage equality

Dec 12th 2014, 8:00 PM 379 Views 38 Comments

Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan made global headlines when they tried to have their Canadian marriage recognised by the Irish State.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Jun 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,552 Views 6 Comments

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 7 October, 2013

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?
# Quinn-Zappone Bill
# Quinn-Zappone Bill

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?

Oct 7th 2013, 10:41 AM 5,925 Views 85 Comments

The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…