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# minister-for-children - Sunday 17 January, 2021

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records
# Minister For Children
# Minister For Children

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records

Jan 17th 2021, 4:05 PM 10,845 Views 18 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said that the legislation would have GDPR at the heart of it.

# minister-for-children - Sunday 10 January, 2021

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report
# Minister For Children
# Minister For Children

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report

Updated Jan 10th 2021, 5:02 PM 67,614 Views 80 Comments
  • Survivors said they were hurt and angry, but "not surprised" by the leak to a newspaper
  • Opposition TDs have decried "shocking" "insensitive" media leak
  • The Minister for Children is seeking an investigation into how details became public

# minister-for-children - Friday 28 August, 2020

Debunked: Three false claims about Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Three false claims about Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman

Aug 28th 2020, 4:25 PM 1,180 Views 0 Comments

An image containing three misleading claims about the Green Party TD has been circulating online.

# minister-for-children - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Minister for Children says 85% of creches to re-open after 'inaccurate' information provided to Dáil
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Minister for Children says 85% of creches to re-open after 'inaccurate' information provided to Dáil

Jul 9th 2020, 6:15 PM 18,731 Views 7 Comments

Earlier, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had told the Dáil that just 60% of childcare providers would be re-opening.

# minister-for-children - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?

Jun 11th 2020, 8:56 AM 50,405 Views 58 Comments

A proposal to merge the Department of Children with the Department of Education is being considered.

# minister-for-children - Thursday 7 May, 2020

No insurance cover for childcare providers that take part in government scheme, warns broker
# Childcare
# Childcare

No insurance cover for childcare providers that take part in government scheme, warns broker

Updated May 7th 2020, 3:33 PM 51,141 Views 53 Comments

45 hours a week of childcare in the home will be provided to certain workers from 18 May.

# minister-for-children - 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 14,785 Views 18 Comments

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

# minister-for-children - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Our systems are not working to prevent child sexual violence, even after it is reported
# Opinion
# Opinion

Our systems are not working to prevent child sexual violence, even after it is reported

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,039 Views 12 Comments

Of all reported cases of child sexual violence only 2% end in a conviction. Children whose disclosures don’t result in a criminal conviction still need protection, writes Dr Clíona Saidléar.

# minister-for-children - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'Ann Louise would be proud' - Zappone receives Seal of Office after death of her wife
# Seal Of Office
# Seal Of Office

'Ann Louise would be proud' - Zappone receives Seal of Office after death of her wife

Jun 21st 2017, 2:04 PM 18,585 Views 9 Comments

Ann Louise Gilligan died last week following a short illness.

# minister-for-children - Friday 5 June, 2015

Here's why nutritional information on children's sweets is actually for adults
# Gda
# Gda

Here's why nutritional information on children's sweets is actually for adults

Jun 5th 2015, 8:15 PM 14,187 Views 16 Comments

And it’s going to stay that way.

# minister-for-children - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

There's now THREE tobacco giants threatening to sue the government
# Plain Packaging
# Plain Packaging

There's now THREE tobacco giants threatening to sue the government

Mar 11th 2015, 4:25 PM 12,307 Views 42 Comments

Philip Morris is threatening legal action.

# minister-for-children - Thursday 13 November, 2014

"It's so important to get this inquiry right"
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

"It's so important to get this inquiry right"

Nov 13th 2014, 2:15 PM 6,249 Views 24 Comments

Minister James Reilly hopes to bring the terms of reference to Cabinet in the near future.

# minister-for-children - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups

Jul 16th 2014, 8:14 PM 5,353 Views 4 Comments

Groups representing mothers and their children question why some institutions may not be included.

# minister-for-children - Saturday 14 June, 2014

County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a "bottomless quagmire"
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a "bottomless quagmire"

Jun 14th 2014, 8:45 PM 12,372 Views 56 Comments

The Minister for Children said the investigation into mother-and-baby homes must have a time-limit and be cost-effective.

# minister-for-children - Monday 9 June, 2014

Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes

Jun 9th 2014, 7:11 PM 10,561 Views 29 Comments

The information relates to the Tuam home, Bessborough in Cork, and St Patrick’s on the Navan Road in Dublin.

# minister-for-children - Saturday 17 May, 2014

No complaints about the sexualisation of children's clothes since new rules introduced
# Beauty Pageants
# Beauty Pageants

No complaints about the sexualisation of children's clothes since new rules introduced

May 17th 2014, 8:30 AM 13,869 Views 4 Comments

Since June 2012, just three complaints have been received by Retail Ireland.

# minister-for-children - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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

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

May 8th 2014, 12:01 PM 15,672 Views 67 Comments

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

# minister-for-children - Saturday 5 April, 2014

€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers 'out in the cold'
# Creches
# Creches

€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers 'out in the cold'

Apr 5th 2014, 10:46 AM 10,053 Views 25 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland is proposing that a separate strand of funding is immediately ringfenced for private childcare providers.

# minister-for-children - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Legislation published to place 'duty' on Child and Family Agency to provide aftercare
# Frances Fitzgerald
# Frances Fitzgerald

Legislation published to place 'duty' on Child and Family Agency to provide aftercare

Feb 25th 2014, 10:32 PM 6,067 Views 10 Comments

It follows a HSE report late last year that highlighted a number of incidents where young adults died after leaving statutory care.

# minister-for-children - Friday 20 December, 2013

19,044 referrals about child abuse concerns were received in 2012
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

19,044 referrals about child abuse concerns were received in 2012

Dec 20th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,736 Views 22 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said figures for 2013 indicate will be similar to previous years.

# minister-for-children - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Fitzgerald: We're still working towards second pre-school year
# Children
# Children

Fitzgerald: We're still working towards second pre-school year

Dec 17th 2013, 3:22 PM 6,774 Views 28 Comments

The Minister said that staff training needed to brought up to the required standards before the scheme could go ahead.

# minister-for-children - Thursday 24 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 24th 2013, 11:09 PM 9,084 Views 1 Comment

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.

# minister-for-children - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown
# Detention
# Detention

Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown

Oct 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 3,690 Views 27 Comments

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald will turn sod on Monday at the site to mark the beginning of construction.

# minister-for-children - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Tougher regulation of creches must be met with investment - Early Childhood Ireland
# Childcare
# Childcare

Tougher regulation of creches must be met with investment - Early Childhood Ireland

Sep 25th 2013, 3:51 PM 4,875 Views 33 Comments

The Minister for Children today announced more stringent regulation of the creche sector, but a representative body for creches says that regulation without investment is meaningless.

# minister-for-children - Friday 20 September, 2013

In full: Life as a 3-year-old Growing Up In Ireland
# New Findings
# New Findings

In full: Life as a 3-year-old Growing Up In Ireland

Sep 20th 2013, 7:05 AM 11,588 Views 22 Comments

The latest findings of the large-scale Growing Up In Ireland study are out today. As well as detailing the health and wellbeing of 11,000 Irish three-year-olds, they also show the huge effect of the recession on Irish families.

# minister-for-children - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns
# INspections
# INspections

Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns

Jun 11th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,241 Views 9 Comments

Also attending the meeting will be the CEO of the Child and Family Support Agency and representatives from Early Childhood Ireland.

# minister-for-children - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Children's Minister meeting with Russian officials over adoption agreement
# Adoption
# Adoption

Children's Minister meeting with Russian officials over adoption agreement

Feb 20th 2013, 10:17 AM 2,853 Views 17 Comments

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

# minister-for-children - Friday 5 October, 2012

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Eamon Gilmore's car egged by protesters in Dublin
# Egg On Your Face
# Egg On Your Face

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Eamon Gilmore's car egged by protesters in Dublin

Oct 5th 2012, 12:43 PM 17,035 Views 197 Comments

One man was arrested when the car carrying Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald was forced to turn back after an Éirígí protest over cuts to child benefit.

# minister-for-children - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Column: The children's referendum is a chance to put things right
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The children's referendum is a chance to put things right

Sep 19th 2012, 7:30 PM 19 Views 19 Comments

By voting yes, we can prove that this generation has done more than any other to protect children who have been betrayed in the past, writes Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

# minister-for-children - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Fine Gael TD slams Fianna Fáil counterpart for committee no-show….
# Handbags
# Handbags

Fine Gael TD slams Fianna Fáil counterpart for committee no-show….

Jul 26th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,134 Views 16 Comments

… but was he supposed to be there?

# minister-for-children - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jul 5th 2012, 8:32 AM 6,903 Views 4 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# minister-for-children - Friday 27 April, 2012

Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'
# Childcare
# Childcare

Column: 'Free preschool has to be backed by strong political will'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 23 Views 19 Comments

Education and care go hand in hand, argues Irene Gunning, and the care of toddlers and preschoolers can’t be separated as two different processes.

# minister-for-children - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Children
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Children

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 450 Views 1 Comment

One year ago, the government created a separate Department of Children for the first time – but has it lived up to its promises?

# minister-for-children - Friday 10 February, 2012

Poll: Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt?

Feb 10th 2012, 11:14 AM 9,011 Views 203 Comments

The government has said this week that it has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt but what do you think?

# minister-for-children - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

ISPCC granted licence to run 116000 missing child hotline
# Missing Children
# Missing Children

ISPCC granted licence to run 116000 missing child hotline

Feb 1st 2012, 7:34 PM 2,079 Views 7 Comments

The hotline number was reserved for over four years before ComReg received an application to operate it.

# minister-for-children - Monday 12 December, 2011

What does the average family in Ireland look like?
# Families
# Families

What does the average family in Ireland look like?

Dec 12th 2011, 2:58 PM 14,422 Views 26 Comments

The traditional model of a married couple making up a family is in decline, according to a major new study which looked at family structures in Ireland.

# minister-for-children - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Concerns raised over child safety and privacy online
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

Concerns raised over child safety and privacy online

Oct 12th 2011, 11:05 AM 509 Views 6 Comments

A study commissioned by the ISPCC found that one-third of primary school children did not know how to keep their social network account private, while one in six secondary students had met someone in person after meeting them online.

# minister-for-children - Monday 26 September, 2011

Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report

Sep 26th 2011, 10:15 AM 1,174 Views 19 Comments

A study into the Ferns, Murphy, Ryan and Cloyne child abuse reports criticises the lack of prosecution against child sexual and physical abusers and those who concealed that abuse.

# minister-for-children - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

HSE and gardaí investigate abuse allegations at Co Cork boarding school
# Investigation
# Investigation

HSE and gardaí investigate abuse allegations at Co Cork boarding school

Aug 30th 2011, 10:06 PM 1,153 Views 11 Comments

The inquiries concern a Carraig na bhFearr boarding school run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

# minister-for-children - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jul 19th 2011, 7:44 PM 1,829 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Ireland’s first female Chief Justice is named; News International heads face questioning over alleged phone hacking; and the Rubberbandits take New York…

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