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From The42 Earls to raffle Ireland jersey from historic win over All Blacks for children's charity Helping Hand

Earls to raffle Ireland jersey from historic win over All Blacks for children's charity

The Munster star is hoping to raise €15,000 for Barnardos Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school Back To School

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

From TheJournal.ie Barnardos confirms redundancies amid financial concerns as it makes 'shift in strategic direction' Children's Charity

Barnardos confirms redundancies amid financial concerns as it makes 'shift in strategic direction'

The children’s charity has said it was still coping with gaps in state in funding first introduced a decade ago.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years Tusla

Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years

Last year, Tusla deemed that 100 unborn children were at risk of significant harm and took steps to protect them.

From TheJournal.ie Patient advocates among new board members of the HSE Health

Patient advocates among new board members of the HSE

The board will be appointed on an administrative basis until legislation has passed.

From TheJournal.ie Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school Back To School

Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school

Average back-to-school costs have risen at all levels since last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible' Hidden Homelessness

'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible'

Advocates today called for more action on so-called hidden homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13) Child Protection

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

From TheJournal.ie Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house Hidden Homelessness

Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house

Hidden homelessness is a growing problem in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect Lost Children

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland Homeless Crisis

'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland

Today is Barnardos’ national collection day.

From TheJournal.ie 'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?' School Costs

'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?'

School principals say rising costs are putting pressure on parents and on schools.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs?

Many parents will have to spend hundreds of euro in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty Children

'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty

Today, leading NGOs will outline measures they say could make a real different to the quality of life of children in this country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness Appalling

'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness

Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures

From TheJournal.ie Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage Domestic Violence Bill

Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage

The bill needs to be approved by the Oireachtas before it’s enacted.

From TheJournal.ie Barnardos didn't stick to the guidelines for paying its senior staff, says audit Ceo Pay

Barnardos didn't stick to the guidelines for paying its senior staff, says audit

Another HSE audit found a discrepancy in fuel cards used by the National Ambulance Service.

From TheJournal.ie 'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes Domestic Abuse

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes

A report today highlighted the devastating impact living in an abusive environment can have on every part of a child’s life.

From TheJournal.ie 'A terminally ill child was forced to live in a car for weeks - this is not right' Opinion

'A terminally ill child was forced to live in a car for weeks - this is not right'

June Tinsley writes that some families are living in deplorable conditions around the country and says the time for talk is over.

From TheJournal.ie Barnardos has a plan to make education free for primary school children Barnardos

Barnardos has a plan to make education free for primary school children

The children’s charity estimates that €103 million would eliminate costs for all parents.

From TheJournal.ie Making parents criminals for smacking their kids? "Totally unacceptable" Nanny State

Making parents criminals for smacking their kids? "Totally unacceptable"

One TD is very unhappy about the proposal.

From TheJournal.ie A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food Hunger

A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food

A full third of Irish parents with young children are concerned about feeding their family.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and three children forced to take damp two-bed flat with sewage issues Distress

Mother and three children forced to take damp two-bed flat with sewage issues

The family took the flat to avoid emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo National Scandal

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo

“In its last year in office, how will the Government respond to these children?”

From TheJournal.ie Thinking of binning that unwanted gift? Think again... One Persons Trash...

Thinking of binning that unwanted gift? Think again...

Received something you don’t want or need this Christmas? Barnardos could use it.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a little boy or girl in your community who's going to bed cold or going to school hungry' Support

'There's a little boy or girl in your community who's going to bed cold or going to school hungry'

Barnardos says that ‘without the generosity of volunteers we would not be able to reach the children who need our support’.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers see a worrying rise in Irish children coming to school hungry Missing Out

Teachers see a worrying rise in Irish children coming to school hungry

Missing breakfast is causing kids to lose six weeks of learning each year.

From TheJournal.ie Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still 'crippling too many families' Back To School

Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still 'crippling too many families'

Barnardos calls on government to take a stand on cost of school uniforms and books as parents are “being pushed to breaking point again and again”.

From TheJournal.ie How much does it cost to send your kid to school? Charity

How much does it cost to send your kid to school?

Barnardos wants to know about the price of socks, PE clothes and tablets.

From TheJournal.ie Want to help a young boy whose bike was stolen? Good Cause

Want to help a young boy whose bike was stolen?

Barnardos has launched an online fundraising campaign to buy a bike for a young boy after his was stolen yesterday. His family cannot afford a new one.

From TheJournal.ie Improved mental health supports needed for Irish families Barnardos

Improved mental health supports needed for Irish families

Barnardos said that of action isn’t taken, lasting damage could be inflicted on children and parents.

From TheJournal.ie Child worried that Santa wouldn't find him because he was in emergency accommodation Homelessness

Child worried that Santa wouldn't find him because he was in emergency accommodation

Barnardos says that children are the hidden victims of the housing crises.

From TheJournal.ie HSE admits 54 child mental health vacancies are still not filled Children

HSE admits 54 child mental health vacancies are still not filled

This is despite the fact that investment was allocated for these jobs two years ago and demand is rising, with 2,943 children now waiting to see therapists.

From TheJournal.ie Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk Early Intervention

Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk

Figures released this week reveal there are eleven HSE areas that have no early intervention teams at all.

From TheJournal.ie Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible' Tobacco

Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'

A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.

From TheJournal.ie Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation Child Abuse

Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation

It follows the revelation this week that over thirty people have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of a major child abuse investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts' Austerity

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents?

There have been calls for schools to allow parents to buy generic uniforms and iron-on crests to save money. Do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland School Costs Survey

Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland

Children’s charity Barnardos has laid out the results of its annual School Costs Survey in this very handy and informative graphic

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