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 […]


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, […]


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 […]