Telling the story of the Atlantic Philanthropies

Two new books telling the story of Atlantic’s and their grantees’ work across the island of Ireland. Inside you’ll find: Why, what and how Atlantic invested in Ireland (North and South) Profiles of people and groups the foundation supported Impact of our grantees’ work What worked and didn’t The Atlantic Philanthropies Book – ROI The […]


Research Bursary: Joe’s Algorythms

Joe Horan was County Manager of South Dublin County Council from 2002 to 2012, and during this time, he was a strong and valued friend to CDI.  His commitment to improving outcomes for children, underpinned by a capacity to think and act creatively, enabled him to drive numerous developments and support a range of initiatives, […]


Career Opportunities in CDI

Under the Government’s Area Based Childhood Programme (ABC), the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) are recruiting for the following position, to support the development and implementation of CDI’s work to improve outcomes for children:- Business Development Manager The Childhood Development Initiative is an equal opportunities employer. Applications and CV to be submitted by e-mail to holly@twcdi.ie […]


CDI sets out future plans to Minister Zappone and politicians in Leinster House

Wednesday, October 25th 2017.  The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) has called on Government to support the continued delivery of prevention and early intervention programmes in Tallaght West – and to share what has been learnt with services across the country. At a special presentation to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone, TDs […]


13,000 benefit from 10 years of prevention and early intervention in Tallaght West

Tuesday, September 12th 2017. Tallaght West a stronger community following €22m child and family programmes Call to use ‘what has worked’ in Tallaght West in other Communities 13,000 children, parents and staff across Tallaght West have benefitted from a €22m investment in prevention and early intervention in the community over 10 years. Celebrating its 10 […]


Early years services networking initiative proving successful in Tallaght West

  A networking initiative to better co-ordinate services for 0-3 year olds and their parents in Tallaght West is proving successful. An independent evaluator of the Antenatal to Three Initiative (ATTI), Neil Haran, said that within a year of operation “ATTI has made a significant contribution to networking, information-sharing and learning relevant to the 0-3 […]


CDI Nominated for the Irish Enterprise Awards

We are delighted to have received a nomination for the Irish Enterprise Awards.  It would be so great to get this kind of recognition for prevention and early intervention, but we need your help! Please follow the link below and cast your vote!!   Please note that you should refer to us as TWCDI, and our […]


Call for prisoner parenting programme to be expanded

The expansion of a family intervention programme which developed prisoners’ parenting skills into other prisons has been called for, following a new report from Limerick University. The Family Links programme worked with prisoner families in Limerick Prison to develop improved relationships between prisoners, their partners and children – together with developing and a more family […]


CDI Annual Report 2015

A Thousand Children and Families Supported by Tallaght Community Group in 2015 Up to a thousand children and families were supported by the Tallaght West based Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) in 2015 – as highlighted in its latest Annual Report. During 2015, CDI coordinated seven intervention programmes in Tallaght, Limerick, Dublin’s inner city and other […]