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#Katherine Zappone

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
# Dept Of Children
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# Dept Of Children

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept

Apr 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 47,770 Views 28 Comments

She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp
# Migrants
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# Migrants

Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp

Jun 17th 2020, 6:01 PM 27,952 Views 55 Comments

The children will be received into the care of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 11 June, 2020

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

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?

Jun 11th 2020, 8:56 AM 50,468 Views 58 Comments

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

# katherine-zappone - Friday 29 May, 2020

'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June
# Childcare
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# Childcare

'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June

May 29th 2020, 5:23 PM 26,392 Views 24 Comments

These services will first be made available to children of essential workers and those experiencing poverty or welfare issues.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse
# Front Line
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# Front Line

Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse

May 14th 2020, 1:31 PM 10,038 Views 14 Comments

The government announced that a childcare scheme for healthcare workers had to be scrapped.

'Shambolic': Government told to 'go back to the drawing board' over failed childcare scheme for healthcare workers
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

'Shambolic': Government told to 'go back to the drawing board' over failed childcare scheme for healthcare workers

Updated May 14th 2020, 11:12 AM 33,529 Views 107 Comments

The scheme has been scrapped after just six providers had applied to take part.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 7 May, 2020

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

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

Updated May 7th 2020, 3:33 PM 51,192 Views 53 Comments

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

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan

Updated May 6th 2020, 10:10 PM 40,173 Views 61 Comments

Trade union Fórsa has requested more information on what the plan entails.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 24 April, 2020

Wine, exercise and online quiz nights: Taoiseach and ministers say how they're minding their mental health
# WELL-BEING
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# WELL-BEING

Wine, exercise and online quiz nights: Taoiseach and ministers say how they're minding their mental health

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 53,000 Views 68 Comments

Leo is missing the gym.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme

Apr 16th 2020, 2:15 PM 21,038 Views 21 Comments

Wages of thousands of employees working in the childcare sector will be topped up to a maximum of €586 a week.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach
# Emergency Measures
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# Emergency Measures

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

Mar 25th 2020, 1:25 PM 31,935 Views 46 Comments

The government is to pay a proportion of childcare staff costs during the closure period.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 24 February, 2020

'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes
# Race
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# Race

'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes

Feb 24th 2020, 9:05 AM 28,157 Views 46 Comments

An unpublished report has found that mixed-race children were routinely withheld for adoption and some children’s skin colour was listed as a “defect”.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland
# Safeguarding
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# Safeguarding

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Dec 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,315 Views 8 Comments

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Adopted people will not get automatic access to birth records over parent's right to privacy
# No Consensus
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# No Consensus

Adopted people will not get automatic access to birth records over parent's right to privacy

Dec 11th 2019, 10:25 PM 15,493 Views 54 Comments

Minister Zappone said she was “personally deeply disappointed” that a consensus could not be reached on the issue.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 27 September, 2019

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow
# Early Learning
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# Early Learning

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow

Sep 27th 2019, 7:49 AM 39,650 Views 78 Comments

The average cost of full-time childcare in Ireland is €184 per week.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport
# PSC
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# PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

Updated Sep 18th 2019, 4:42 PM 23,864 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

It should be possible to collect Tuam survivor DNA samples before legislation, report says
# Tuam
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# Tuam

It should be possible to collect Tuam survivor DNA samples before legislation, report says

Sep 11th 2019, 1:53 PM 5,997 Views 4 Comments

Dr Geoffrey Shannon’s Report on the Collection of Tuam Survivors’ DNA has been published today.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Childminders to face inspections, training and Garda vetting under new action plan
# Childminding
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# Childminding

Childminders to face inspections, training and Garda vetting under new action plan

Aug 29th 2019, 12:52 PM 26,058 Views 81 Comments

The new plan hopes to see thousands of childminders registered with Tusla.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk
# Creche Scandal
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# Creche Scandal

Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk

Aug 1st 2019, 5:36 PM 10,173 Views 9 Comments

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing yesterday morning.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches
# Hyde And Seek
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# Hyde And Seek

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Jul 25th 2019, 8:41 AM 32,025 Views 77 Comments

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'
# Volunteering
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# Volunteering

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'

Jul 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 12,941 Views 13 Comments

Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn
# Progress
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# Progress

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn

Jun 12th 2019, 1:08 PM 11,015 Views 74 Comments

The assembly will begin its work in October this year.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 10 June, 2019

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places
# Childcare
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# Childcare

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Jun 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,787 Views 19 Comments

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

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

An extra €50 million is needed to ensure a place for all children on the National Childcare Scheme
# Childcare
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# Childcare

An extra €50 million is needed to ensure a place for all children on the National Childcare Scheme

May 21st 2019, 8:46 AM 9,284 Views 34 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone said it comes on the back of ‘decades of neglect’ in the area.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 3 May, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it has no 'legal liability' to provide funding before mother and baby home commission ends
# Noteworthy
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# Noteworthy

Religious order that ran Tuam says it has no 'legal liability' to provide funding before mother and baby home commission ends

May 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 32,337 Views 109 Comments

Bon Secours Sisters say a €2.5 million donation towards excavation and memorial will be their only contribution to the state.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 26 April, 2019

Domestic and sexual violence groups to get €1.5 million more in funding
# Funding
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# Funding

Domestic and sexual violence groups to get €1.5 million more in funding

Apr 26th 2019, 6:20 AM 6,519 Views 8 Comments

The total amount of funding for 2019 has increased to €23.8 million.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there
# Mother-and-baby Homes
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# Mother-and-baby Homes

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

Apr 17th 2019, 12:23 PM 68,719 Views 80 Comments

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes
# Former Residents
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# Former Residents

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

Apr 16th 2019, 4:21 PM 6,212 Views 25 Comments

But the forum of former residents of these institutions that made recommendations are frustrated the government won’t publish its full report.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State
# Confidential Letter
From TheJournal.ie
# Confidential Letter

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State

Mar 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,199 Views 78 Comments

That’s according to a confidential letter to a government minister.

# katherine-zappone - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home
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# Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions

Mar 16th 2019, 4:58 PM 12,908 Views 26 Comments

The report has been submitted to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 11 March, 2019

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar
# Syria
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# Syria

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Mar 11th 2019, 12:15 PM 39,477 Views 213 Comments

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 1 March, 2019

What has this row between Scouting Ireland and Tusla been about?
# Heating Up
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# Heating Up

What has this row between Scouting Ireland and Tusla been about?

Mar 1st 2019, 12:04 PM 22,986 Views 17 Comments

Child safety expert Ian Elliott said that the organisation is “as safe as it can be and getting safer” – Tusla disagrees.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Parents told to ensure no overnight Scouting Ireland trips go ahead without safe number of supervisors
# Scouting Ireland
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# Scouting Ireland

Parents told to ensure no overnight Scouting Ireland trips go ahead without safe number of supervisors

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 7:06 PM 33,263 Views 63 Comments

Tusla says an ‘immediate review’ of the current standards around the supervision of children should be undertaken.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Legality of collecting DNA samples from Tuam survivors to be examined
# Tuam
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# Tuam

Legality of collecting DNA samples from Tuam survivors to be examined

Feb 13th 2019, 10:59 AM 9,126 Views 49 Comments

The first excavations at the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home was expected to start in the latter half of 2019.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun
# Nch
From TheJournal.ie
# Nch

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun

Feb 7th 2019, 4:48 PM 10,747 Views 42 Comments

Pressure has been mounting on government all week about who knew what when about the hospital costs.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Surveys to be carried out on burial grounds at Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary
# Mother-and-baby Homes
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# Mother-and-baby Homes

Surveys to be carried out on burial grounds at Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary

Jan 22nd 2019, 5:50 PM 14,252 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation will not be issuing its final report this year.

# katherine-zappone - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises
# St Patrick's Guild
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# St Patrick's Guild

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises

Jan 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,363 Views 24 Comments

The HSE told Tusla it hadn’t received any direction on this, despite the Department of Children believing it to be the case.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Couples who were left in limbo after adoption agency shut down to get payments
# Arc Adoption
From TheJournal.ie
# Arc Adoption

Couples who were left in limbo after adoption agency shut down to get payments

Jan 10th 2019, 6:20 AM 14,376 Views 12 Comments

Arc Adoption was licenced to facilitate intercountry adoptions from 2011-2014.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Zappone confirms over 200 alleged abusers now identified in Scouting Ireland probe
# Historical Abuse
From TheJournal.ie
# Historical Abuse

Zappone confirms over 200 alleged abusers now identified in Scouting Ireland probe

Dec 11th 2018, 4:15 PM 18,443 Views 34 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone said it’s likely the numbers could increase again.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Scouting Ireland receives 80 phone calls from people identifying as victims
# Scouting Ireland
From TheJournal.ie
# Scouting Ireland

Scouting Ireland receives 80 phone calls from people identifying as victims

Nov 28th 2018, 8:47 PM 12,242 Views 27 Comments

71 alleged abusers and 108 alleged victims were identified by the organisation last week following a historic review.

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