Voice and photo project highlight the human stories of homelessness

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 from children, adults, […]


Dolly Parton Imagination Library Launched In Ireland

Issued by the Childhood Development Initiative Thursday, February 14, 2019. Dolly Parton charity launches free book programme for children in Ireland Free book-gifting launched for all children under five in Tallaght Dolly Parton’s dream to get children to develop a love of books and reading early in life is coming to Ireland – as her […]



Initiative launched to increase breastfeeding in Tallaght

Tallaght campaign aims to ‘normalise’ breastfeeding in public places A breastfeeding initiative has been launched in Tallaght to encourage women to breastfeed and to highlight the many benefits to the infant and mother’s health. The Tallaght Welcomes Breastfeeding initiative was launched today by journalist and breastfeeding advocate Siobhan O’Connor who encouraged uptake from mothers – and for the […]


Request for Tenders for Researcher on Homelessness in South Dublin

The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) in partnership with The South Dublin Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) seek to commission a researcher to explore the needs and priorities of children, young people and parents who are experiencing homelessness, and to develop appropriate responses. CDI invites expressions of interest from individual researchers, research organisations and […]


Launch of the “Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Settings” (Routledge, 2018) publication

The launch of the publication took place in the Davenport Hotel on 19th June.  The publication, edited by Suzanne Guerin, Sinead McNally and Noirin Hayes, explores the various stages, many challenges and exciting potential of undertaking high quality research and evaluations in non-institutional settings.  It offers insights, learning and tips for those commissioning research and […]


Launch of “Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings”

CDI are delighted to announce the launch of Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings  on Tuesday, 19th June 2018.  This publication explores the various stages, many challenges and exciting potential of undertaking high quality research and evaluations in non- institutional settings. It offers insights, learning and tips for those commissioning research […]


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.  In order for us to comply with GDPR requirement and to continue to keep you up to date with our work and events here in CDI, we ask you to opt in by clicking here and filling out a […]


RP Summer Courses for Teachers 2018

Our RP Summer Courses for Teachers 2018 are now open for booking.  We are delighted to have Summer Courses running in venues as far part as Sligo and Carrigtwohill, for details click here. We are also offering one Training of RP Trainers For Schools Course, you can access information about it here.


Ante-Natal to Three Initiative (ATTI) Speed Networking Event

CDI’s Ante Natal to Three Initiative (ATTI) is delighted to invite you to a Speed Networking Event An overview of the development of the Tallaght Infant Mental Health Network; A presentation by a Public Health Nurse on strengthening attachment; Speed networking for all agencies working with families and children in Tallaght across the antenatal to […]