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 […]



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 […]