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#Children's Rights

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights Catholic Church

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights

The former president says the church is embroiled in a dispute with the governing body of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

From TheJournal.ie "We call this residential care, I call it institutionalisation of trauma":  Group calls for better child protection Irish Care Leavers Network

"We call this residential care, I call it institutionalisation of trauma": Group calls for better child protection

The Irish Care Leavers’ Network is dedicated to supporting people coming out of State care.

From TheJournal.ie Most complaints made to children's watchdog are about schools Children's Rights

Most complaints made to children's watchdog are about schools

The office dealt with 1,639 complaints in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie "At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system Victims' Rights

"At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system

A case of severe child abuse that recently passed through the courts showed some of the provisions in place to help protect minors.

From TheJournal.ie The UN has called Ireland out on religious schools' 'discriminatory admissions policies' Rights Report

The UN has called Ireland out on religious schools' 'discriminatory admissions policies'

A number of human and children’s rights groups have called for action in addressing a number of issues.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy Reproduction

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel committee shocked by guy who says Malala 'hasn't actually done anything' Yes She Has

Nobel committee shocked by guy who says Malala 'hasn't actually done anything'

Bizarre question throws Peace Prize announcement for a loop.

From TheJournal.ie When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to United Nations

When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to

Charlie Flanagan has signed an important protocol to a UN convention to strengthen children’s rights.

From TheJournal.ie Philomena Lee to speak about her experience of forced adoption in Ireland Children's Rights

Philomena Lee to speak about her experience of forced adoption in Ireland

The event will see a number of different international experts discussing children’s rights in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights Not Good Enough

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

From TheJournal.ie New law would make it complusory for fathers' names to be included on birth certs Who's Your Daddy?

New law would make it complusory for fathers' names to be included on birth certs

The new Bill has been described as “the most important reform of family law for a generation”.

From TheJournal.ie Government fails Traveller, migrant children and those who are at risk of poverty F

Government fails Traveller, migrant children and those who are at risk of poverty

The Children’s Rights Alliance gave the government an overall ‘C’ grade in this year’s report card.

From TheJournal.ie New child protection agency to be officially launched today Child Welfare

New child protection agency to be officially launched today

The Child and Family Agency will take over from the HSE in relation to child welfare.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Ombudsman has "trust of the public" needed for Roma cases probe Child Protection

Children's Ombudsman has "trust of the public" needed for Roma cases probe

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald explains why Emily Logan has been given power to compel gardai to speak to her.

From TheJournal.ie Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat Fine Gael

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat

TheJournal.ie has learned that the senator is in discussions over the possibility of joining Fine Gael and running for the seat being vacated by Gay Mitchell next year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Last year's multi-million euro underspend in mental health is unacceptable Opinion

Column: Last year's multi-million euro underspend in mental health is unacceptable

In a year when many families and communities lost a child or young person to suicide, it makes no sense that €29 million pledged to be spent on mental health was not used, writes Tanya Ward.

From TheJournal.ie New bill introduces definition of a grandparent Grandparents

New bill introduces definition of a grandparent

Fine Gael TD said it is an unusual piece of legislation as our laws do not generally address such personal issues as familial bonds.

From TheJournal.ie Government awarded overall C grade in 2013 report card Children's Rights

Government awarded overall C grade in 2013 report card

The report card comes from the Children’s Rights Alliance, which put the Department of Social Protection at the bottom of the class due to child poverty.

From TheJournal.ie Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill Adoptions

Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill

The Russian president said today he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote Referendum

Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote

The Supreme Court delivers its full ruling into why the Government’s website for the Children’s Referendum was not impartial.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned Society This post contains images

‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned

Revival of medieval ‘foundling’ boxes in which abandoned babies were placed send “bad message to society”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information Referendum

Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the Office of the Attorney General gave legal advice on the website and booklet.

From TheJournal.ie Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society Opinion

Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society

The head of Amnesty International Ireland addresses concerns of the ‘No’ camp in Children’s Referendum – and says the Constitution will still be unambiguous in asserting the status of the family.

From TheJournal.ie Children vote on... children's referendum (They went for 'Yes') Referendum This post contains videos

Children vote on... children's referendum (They went for 'Yes')

Five youth organisations give test poll to those not entitled to vote – but whose lives are most likely to be affected by the outcome.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum Commission praises 'civic-minded' broadcasters for extra time Referendum This post contains videos

Referendum Commission praises 'civic-minded' broadcasters for extra time

Over 60 broadcasters accepted a request from the Commission to devote extra time to its impartial broadcasts on Saturday’s vote.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Referendum: Varadkar hits out at the No side Children’s Referendum

Children's Referendum: Varadkar hits out at the No side

The Minister has strongly criticised what he labelled “the constant misinformation” being propagated by the No side.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court to hear appeal over Children's Referendum using public money Referendum

Supreme Court to hear appeal over Children's Referendum using public money

The High Court today rejected the claim by Mark McCrystal that the Government is using public money to call for a Yes vote – but now the case will go to the Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate Referendum This post contains images

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate

Emotional language and arguments as Frances Fitzgerald and Fergus Finlay argued for a ‘Yes’ vote as John Waters and Kathy Sinnott argued for a ‘No’.

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