News Archive

youngballymun is recruiting a Manager

youngballymun is an area-based organisation that was established to improve learning and well-being outcomes for children and families in Ballymun and to inform national policy and practice in the area of child development. ...

Transition to next phase of youngballymun

The summer of 2016 has been a time of significant change in the youngballymun organisation as we move into the next phase of the work. 


An additional €500,000 has been allocated to youngballymun to continue from July...

Real-world systems change: Speech and Language Therapists plan for service delivery to be configured to drive Prevention and Early Intervention

Friday 17th of May was the next step in the dynamic process of service development engaged in by the Speech and Language Therapy Department of the HSE Primary Care Team in Ballymun.

youngballymun features in Children's Rights Alliance newsletter

Spring edition of Alliance News, the Children's Rights Alliance quarterly newsletter.




Growing Up in Ireland - youngballymun host a series of seminars

Growing up in Ireland involves following the progress of almost 20,000 children across Ireland to collect a host of information to help improve our understanding of all aspects of children and their development.

Minister strongly emphasises the importance of investment in children's early years

youngballymun warmly welcomes Minister Frances Fitzgerald's emphasis on the importance of children's early years in her recent statement in Seanad Eireann.  In particular the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs...

Preventation and Early Intervention Network

youngballymun is a member of the Prevention and Early Intervention Network - a network of evidence based practice, advocacy and research organisations working to improve outcomes for...

Telling our story

youngballymun is a strategy of many partners working together to deliver outcomes for children. 

We have produced a series of three short videos that explain the strategy and the impact it is having.  Take a look...

youngballymun's Fourth Annual Conference

youngballymun are delighted to announce our that our fourth annual conference will take place this year on Thursday 8th November, 9am-4.30pm, at Axis Centre Ballymun.

Infant Mental Health practice profiled in The Irish Psychologist

The most recent issue of The Irish Psychologist, a publication of The Psychological Society of Ireland, highlights the crucial importance of pregnancy, infancy and the early years for children?s brain development.

youngballymun welcomes the publication of the wording on the Children's Rights Referendum

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald has launched a dedicated information website for the Children?s Referendum:


youngballymun presentation selected for Institute of Public Health Open Conference

youngballymun is happy to announce that it will make two presentations at the Institute for Public Health Open Conference in Belfast on 11th October.

Children's Research Network Conference

youngballymun was delighted to present a poster at the recent Children's Research Network Conference. Under the theme of "Translating research on children's outcomes into policy and practice", the poster sets out how...

youngballymun has launched a new video resource "Spread the Word!" to help families develop their children's talking skills

youngballymun has launched a new video resource to help families develop their children's talking skills. This short video by Ballymun families, brings to life 10 useful tips on how families can support their children's talking...

Improving the Lives of Children and Young People

In June, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs embarked on a major consultation to develop a policy framework for children's services. The consultation asked key questions about the positives and negatives for children...

Empowering Parents and Communities: Educational Disadvantage seminar

Oireachtas Education and Social Protection Committee Vice Chair Aodh

NCCA focus on Oral Language and Balance Literacy Framework

youngballymun welcomes the recent publication of three reports from the NCCA that inform the development of early childhood and primary education curriculum. The three reports are...

President of Ireland opens Poppintree Early Education Centre

Children, parents, staff and other local partners welcomed President Michael D Higgins to Ballymun in May to formally open the Poppintree Early Education Centre.

Prevention and Early Intervention Programme launches Joint Submission to Consultation on Improving the Lives of Children and Young People

Leading children's groups today called for greater emphasis on prevention and early intervention in children's services, in response to a Public Consultation on the future development of children's policy.

Launch of public consultation by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs will launch a public consultation on improving the lives of children and young people on Monday, 11th June 2012. Consultation forms can be completed on-line or in...

Government prioritises area-based initiatives to tackle child poverty

youngballymun warmly welcomes the commitment made by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An T

Real life stories: A parent's experience of Ready, Steady, Grow

youngballymun is delighted to present the reflections of one local Ballymun parent on her experience of the service provided by the Ready, Steady, Grow service to support parenting and infant development in the first three years....

Growing Up in Ireland study recommends social and emotional supports for parents and children

Last month saw the launch of the most recent report from the Growing Up in Ireland study - 'How families matter for social and emotional outcomes of 9 year old children'.

Supporting the implementation of the Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life: youngballymun provides input to NALA's public information campaign

As part of the Department of Education and Skills' national strategy 'Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life', the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) are developing a public information campaign highlighting the role that...

Exploring what the Programme for Government can do for children: youngballymun and Barnardos at the Labour Party Conference

youngballymun was delighted to accept the invitation of Ciara Conway T.D. to address a workshop at the 2012 Labour Party Conference exploring the theme of what the Programme for Government can do for children, along with...

Knocknaheeny host seminar to explore area-based prevention and early intervention strategy

The community of Knocknaheeny recently held a seminar to explore how a local area prevention and early intervention strategy that could support improved learning and well being outcomes for its children and families.

Integrated Service Implementation developing a 'how to' model

To contribute to integrated services in practice youngballymun is working through a process known as Dialogue to build a cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary model for integrated service implementation.

Early years educators celebrate success

youngballymun was delighted to host an evening of celebration for educators working with the 3>4>5 Learning Years service from five of Ballymun?s early years services.

Support for parents going through the "Terrible Twos"

Toddlerhood is a time of big changes. 'No' is a favourite word of many toddlers and temper tantrums can be very stressful for parents.

New Parenting Programmes for Spring 2012

A new round of the very popular and successful Incredible Years Parenting Programmes begins again in Spring 2012.