Press Release

Mr. Brian Lenihan T.D. Minister for State for Children launches Publications produced by Dublin City Childcare Committee

Mr. Brian Lenihan, T.D., Minister of State for Children today launched a range of publications produced by Dublin City Childcare Committee.  The Publications include “Childcare Management Committee Guidelines”; “Directory of Resources for Childcare Providers”; “Guide to Training in Dublin City for the Childcare Sector” and “Childcare Training Needs Assessment”.

The Minister noted the considerable effort made by Dublin City Childcare Committee in providing information and support to childcare practitioners in the city and the importance of quality childcare services.

Minister Lenihan said that for 2004 his colleague Mr Michael McDowell, T.D., Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, has made available funding of   €318,500 to the Dublin City Childcare Committee from the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme 2000-2006 under the Quality Improvement sub measure. This Programme is co-financed by the European Union as part of the National Development Plan.

Minister Lenihan concluded by congratulating the Committee on their hard work and commitment to the parents, children and childcare providers in Dublin City.