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Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone TD on payments to Childcare Services for the Day of Protest

Minister Zappone has instructed the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Pobal to authorise payments to childcare services who close during the day of protest on 5 February.


First 5: A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families

The implementation of First 5 will be overseen by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.


Minister launches the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland

The Scheme is the pathway to quality, accessible, affordable Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare in Ireland.

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Department of Children and Youth Affairs - Head Office
Address: Block 1 Miesian Plaza, 50-58 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 XWI4
Phone numbers: +353 1 6473000
Emails: contact@dcya.gov.ie

Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Address: 7th Floor, The Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, St John’s Road West, Dublin, D08 X01F
Phone numbers: 00353 1 6473000
Emails: contact@dcya.gov.ie