Tallaght mothers attend breastfeeding information morning

October 14, 2019: Breastfeeding mothers, and mums to be, in Tallaght attended a special ‘meet and greet’ and health information morning, as part of Tallaght Welcomes Breastfeeding. More than 40 breastfeeding mothers attended the event at the Civic Theatre, as well as expectant mothers and grandmothers. The event was part of the Tallaght Welcomes Breastfeeding […]


CDI awards first-ever Restorative Practice ‘Champions’ Certs

October 7th, 2019: The Tallaght based Childhood Development Initiative has awarded the first-ever Restorative Practices ‘Champion’ certs to 20 community leaders. Many of the recipients were Tallaght based and the awards took place at the CDI Office with veteran Restorative Practices (RP) ambassador Fr. Peter McVerry and CDI Chair Dr. Suzanne Guerin of UCD. In […]


Childhood Development Initiative attends national showcase to share learning and plan for the future

October 3, 2019: The country’s 12 Area Based Childhood (ABC) prevention and early intervention programmes, including the Childhood Development Initiative, attended a national showcase on what has been achieved to date and to plan for the future. The Tallaght based Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) presented an information stand on its work led by CEO, Marian […]


Data Officer

CDI is recruiting for a full-time Data Officer Purpose of the Role: To support the integration and utilisation of data and evidence in CDI’s practice and planning. Key responsibilities include: To strengthen CDI’s monitoring and evaluation system and support CDI staff and contracted services to maximise the collection, analysis and utilisation of data; To analyse […]


More than 1,000 Children and Families Supported by CDI in 2018

Sept 12, 2019: More than 1,000 children and families were supported by the Tallaght West based Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) in 2018 – as highlighted in its latest Annual Report. 2018 was a productive year at CDI during which the core programmes ATTI, Chit Chat, Doodle Den, Doodle Families, Parental Support in Early Years and […]


Invitation to Tender for Fundraising and CSR

Background: CDI is funded under the Government’s Area Based Childhood Programme (ABC), which builds on the learning to date from the Prevention and Early Intervention Programmes (PEIP). The initiative aims to break the cycle of child poverty in areas where it is most deeply entrenched and to improve the outcomes for children and young people […]


Invitation to Tender for Validation of Training and Capacity Building activities

Background: CDI is funded under the Government’s Area Based Childhood Programme (ABC), which builds on the learning to date from the Prevention and Early Intervention Programmes (PEIP). The initiative aims to break the cycle of child poverty in areas where it is most deeply entrenched and to improve the outcomes for children and young people […]


Invitation to Tender for Compliance Review and Audit

Background: CDI is funded under the Government’s Area Based Childhood Programme (ABC), which builds on the learning to date from the Prevention and Early Intervention Programmes (PEIP). The initiative aims to break the cycle of child poverty in areas where it is most deeply entrenched and to improve the outcomes for children and young people […]


Voice and photo project highlight the human stories of homelessness

March 29, 2019: The human stories of homelessness, and the human touch needed to better support people, have been documented in a novel ‘photovoice’ project launched today by Minister Katherine Zappone. The report Many Voices, No Homes – Voices from the Front line of Homelessness includes detailed personal accounts, together with photographs, of  lived experiences of homelessness […]


Dolly Parton Imagination Library Launched In Ireland

February 14, 2019: Dolly Parton’s dream to get children to develop a love of books and reading early in life is coming to Ireland – as her charity teams up with local partners to announce a free book-gifting programme. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) works with local partners to gift books to young children across the […]