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Equal Start – DCEDIY Press Release

Minister Roderic O’Gorman has launched Equal Start – a major new model of government-funded supports to ensure children experiencing disadvantage can access and meaningfully participate in early learning and childcare. Read the full press release at: https://bit.ly/4bMcvrs

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Minister O’Gorman publishes the Participation of Children and Young People in Decision-making: Action Plan 2024-2028 – DCEDIY Press Release

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today published the Participation of Children and Young People in Decision-making Action Plan 2024-2028 . This Action Plan builds on the ambition and achievements of the first National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making and aims to further promote […]

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Together for Children & Young People in Ireland

Together for Children & Young People in Ireland – Towards a New Governance Framework The Together for Children & Young People in Ireland report launched 9 April, assesses policy, institutional & legislative developments, compares outcomes for children & youth in other EU & OECD countries, & proposes several avenues for […]

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Minister O’Gorman launches call for proposals from early learning and childcare support organisations for 2025 funding programme: DCEDIY Press Release

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today (5 April 2024) launched a call for proposals under the Programme for Support Organisations to Early Learning and Care, School Age Childcare and Childminding Sector 2025. The purpose of the Programme is to enable organisations that support the […]

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182,000 children in Ireland now in receipt of early learning and childcare subsidies under the National Childcare Scheme – DCEDIY Press Release

But many are still missing out on the Scheme which can cut thousands off early learning and childcare bills Minister for Children, Roderic O’Gorman, is today calling on all parents throughout the country using Tusla-registered early learning and childcare services to make sure they are getting their full entitlement to […]

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Minister O’Gorman launches Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2024 – DCEDIY Press Release

Minister O’Gorman launches Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2024 – DCEDIY Press Release Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today launched the Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2024 as part of the Government’s First 5 Strategy. The Minister has secured funding of €250,000, which […]

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Minister Roderic O’Gorman has today announced an €18 million Capital Grant Scheme for the Early Learning and Childcare Sector.

Minister Roderic O’Gorman has today announced an €18 million Capital Grant Scheme for the Early Learning and Childcare Sector. The Building Blocks Capacity Expansion Grant Scheme is part of the wider Building Blocks Capacity Grant Scheme for Early Learning and Childcare under the revised National Development Plan 2021-2030 (NDP). The […]

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State of the Nation’s Children – DCEDIY Publishes 2023 Edition

Minister Roderic O’Gorman, has today published the 2023 edition of the State of the Nation’s Children (SONC) report. This online report provides a comprehensive picture of our children’s lives by presenting key information on children’s health, behavioural and educational outcomes as well as their relationships with their parents and their […]