Chance to say what you think about living in Tallaght West

If you are a young person living in Tallaght West, the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) is inviting you to post pictures to social media to highlight the good things about living in your community and also to share your ideas about how to make it a better place. CDI is encouraging young people to upload […]



CDI Welcomes Katherine Zappone as new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

CDI is delighted that our founder and previous Chair, Katherine Zappone, has been appointed as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Katherine has a long established history of working to reduce poverty and educational disadvantage, and her role in developing and leading An Cosan, a community education centre in Tallaght West.  It was from this […]


Prevention and Early Intervention Groups welcome funding extension into 2017

Issued by The Childhood Development Initiative and Preparing for Life The Childhood Development Initiative and Preparing for Life, Northside Partnership have today welcomed a decision by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Atlantic Philanthropies to allocate funding to extend their work until August 2017. A total of €1.2m has been allocated to […]


Major Survey of Life in Tallaght West Begins

The How is our Neighbourhood? study is being co-ordinated by the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) and fieldwork will continue until the end of the month. CDI has encouraged local householders to take part. The aim of the survey is to gather information on people’s experiences of living in Tallaght West and to identify needs in […]


Children urged to read for World Book Day

Children have been encouraged to take part in some fun reading, as World Book Day takes place (March 3). The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI), which coordinates literacy and speech and language programmes in Dublin and Limerick urged teachers, parents and children to get involved. In Tallaght a mobile library is visiting schools this week and […]



Hands Up for Children

CDI are supporting the Hands up for Children campaign. Visit the link to read further information Hands up for Children



Study highlights need for improved communication and collaboration in services for 0-3 year olds

A new study has highlighted the need for improved communication and collaboration between different organisations working with children and families in Tallaght. The study was launched by the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) at a special networking event for service providers to children and families in Tallaght West. The launch event was organised as part of […]