Laureate na nÓg is an exciting project recognising the role and importance of literature for children. It is an initiative of the Arts Council with the support of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Children's Books Ireland, Poetry Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
The laureateship is currently held by Eoin Colfer. Eoin is the third person to be awarded this unique honour and will hold the title from 2014 until 2016.
You can find out more information about Laureate na nÓg on the website http://childrenslaureate.ie/.