Department of Children and Youth Affairs

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Department of
Children and Youth Affairs
Department overview
Formed 2 June 1956
Jurisdiction Ireland
Headquarters Dún Aimhirgin, Mespil Road,
Dublin 4
53°19′58″N 6°14′53″W / 53.33278°N 6.24806°W / 53.33278; -6.24806
Minister responsible James Reilly, TD,
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
Department executive Jim Breslin,
Secretary General
Website www.dcya.gov.ie

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (Irish: An Roinn Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige) is a department of the Government of Ireland. It is led by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

Departmental team[edit]

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are in Dún Aimhirgin, Mespil Road, Dublin 4. The departmental team consists of the following:

Overview[edit]

The department is responsible for children and youth affairs.

History[edit]

The department was created in 1956 as the Department of the Gaeltacht. It was renamed to its current title in 2011.

Over the years its name changed several times, with some changes in its role. The department was known as the following:

  • Department of the Gaeltacht (1956–1993)
  • Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (1993–1997)
  • Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (1997–2002)
  • Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (2002–2010)
  • Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs (2010–2011)
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs (2011–)[1]

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