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#Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

# minister-for-children-and-youth-affairs - Friday 11 December, 2015

Parents can't rely on 'reasonable chastisement' when slapping their kids anymore

Slapping has been effectively banned after new legislation was signed into law.

# minister-for-children-and-youth-affairs - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

No Education Welfare Officers in Dublin 3, 5 or 17

The Children’s Minister, James Reilly, says the system is being reorganised.

# minister-for-children-and-youth-affairs - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

500 subsidised childcare places come online

A total of 6,000 places will be available when the scheme is implemented in full.

The Evening Fix… now with added Jedward wanting your number

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

# minister-for-children-and-youth-affairs - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Children's Minister meeting with Russian officials over adoption agreement

Frances Fitzgerald said the discussions will allow her to explore the feasibility of an agreement on intercountry adoption.

# minister-for-children-and-youth-affairs - Friday 8 February, 2013

Additional educational supports needed for children in disadvantaged areas - study

The availability of pre-school education has been shown to result in improved attendance, behaviour and social skills in children from disadvantaged areas.