Minister Bruton commences plan to increase provision of multi- and non-denominational schools

Minister Bruton commences plan to increase provision of multi- and non-denominational schools Dept of Education and Skills Press Release Surveys to pre-school parents now underway; surveys to be completed in the next two weeks ‘Early-movers’ provision allows communities to accelerate transfers The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T. D. today (Monday, 28th of May)…

Minister Zappone initiates review and consultation in respect of the potential introduction of open or semi-open adoption

Please see the following announcement from DCYA Dr Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today announced that last Friday 18th May, her Department initiated a review in respect of the potential introduction of open or semi-open adoption in Ireland. The Minister on accepting the amendment in Seanad to the Adoption (Amendment) Act…

Baby boxes for parents of every newborn: Ireland’s strategy to increase birth rate

Interesting read from the Irish Independent Children’s minister Zappone set to introduce ‘baby boxes’ for parents of every newborn The Government is developing a first-of-its-kind ‘baby boom strategy’ aimed at increasing birth rates to counteract the increasing economic demands posed by the country’s ageing population, the Sunday Independent can reveal. A high-level taskforce led by…