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Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding
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Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding

Jul 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,353 Views 23 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland’s Frances Byrne says years of inadequate funding have crippled our childcare system.

Ombudsman for Children criticises Government and declares 2020 a 'devastating year' for young people
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Ombudsman for Children criticises Government and declares 2020 a 'devastating year' for young people

Jun 16th 2021, 7:52 AM 10,698 Views 20 Comments

The OCO said most complaints were centred around education in 2020 and particularly associated with the Leaving Certificate.

Rat infestations and overcrowding: Probe into Cork halting site exposes dangerous living conditions
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Rat infestations and overcrowding: Probe into Cork halting site exposes dangerous living conditions

Updated May 24th 2021, 12:52 PM 39,203 Views 0 Comments

Activists say the conditions negatively impact upon children’s rights.

Children's Rights Alliance: This government must do better when it comes to education
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Children's Rights Alliance: This government must do better when it comes to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 9,174 Views 8 Comments

Saoirse Brady of the Children’s Rights Alliance says this difficult time could offer an opportunity to recalibrate the education system.

Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children
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Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children

Jan 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 28,579 Views 12 Comments

Jamie Canavan is researching the stories of children who were forced into ‘boarding out’, a term given to fostering in the early to mid last century.

Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end
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Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end

Jan 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 22,238 Views 0 Comments

Deputy O’Callaghan also wants Government to consider increasing the maximum sentence for knife crime.

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
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Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Dec 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 8,917 Views 9 Comments

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

Ivana Bacik: Children who are born in Ireland belong here
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Ivana Bacik: Children who are born in Ireland belong here

Nov 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 42,529 Views 96 Comments

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says the 2004 referendum has caused needless suffering and she’s asking the Government to back a new Bill addressing this issue.

'Ireland lost one of our greatest champions of children': Tributes paid to advocate Norah Gibbons
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'Ireland lost one of our greatest champions of children': Tributes paid to advocate Norah Gibbons

Apr 9th 2020, 10:39 AM 60,121 Views 11 Comments

Gibbons was involved in several projects to protect the rights of children and vulnerable groups.

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

Sep 13th 2017, 2:02 PM 13,357 Views 43 Comments

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.

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

Feb 26th 2017, 8:00 AM 11,827 Views 9 Comments

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

Most complaints made to children's watchdog are about schools
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Most complaints made to children's watchdog are about schools

Sep 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,087 Views 22 Comments

The office dealt with 1,639 complaints in 2015.

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

May 24th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,708 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Feb 4th 2016, 5:45 PM 19,632 Views 184 Comments

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

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo
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The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo

Feb 23rd 2015, 5:03 PM 11,163 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Nov 7th 2014, 6:10 PM 448 Views 68 Comments

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.

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

Oct 10th 2014, 1:58 PM 20,271 Views 107 Comments

Bizarre question throws Peace Prize announcement for a loop.

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

Sep 24th 2014, 7:26 PM 5,757 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Aug 27th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,516 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 164 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Jul 10th 2014, 5:24 PM 42,230 Views 186 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2014, 1:12 PM 8,889 Views 106 Comments

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

New child protection agency to be officially launched today
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New child protection agency to be officially launched today

Jan 30th 2014, 7:38 AM 4,809 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2013, 3:19 PM 4,460 Views 33 Comments

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

Ireland 'must ratify' protocols to UN convention on child protection
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Ireland 'must ratify' protocols to UN convention on child protection

May 28th 2013, 9:24 PM 5,617 Views 30 Comments

The Children’s Rights Alliance says Ireland has only signed up to one of three optional protocols to the UN convention.

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

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,670 Views 17 Comments

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.

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

Feb 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 40 Views 29 Comments

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.

New bill introduces definition of a grandparent
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New bill introduces definition of a grandparent

Feb 18th 2013, 3:53 PM 19,381 Views 32 Comments

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

Government awarded overall C grade in 2013 report card
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Government awarded overall C grade in 2013 report card

Feb 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 98,477 Views 11 Comments

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.

Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill
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Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill

Dec 27th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,771 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2012, 3:35 PM 8,279 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Dec 1st 2012, 8:30 AM 25,691 Views 38 Comments

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

Column: We've passed the children's referendum, but there's more to do
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Column: We've passed the children's referendum, but there's more to do

Nov 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 63 Views 7 Comments

The sexual abuse scandals in Australia’s Catholic Church and the BBC show that there is still work to do beyond the contitutional change passed earlier this month, says the Children’s Rights Alliance.

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted
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Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted

Nov 11th 2012, 4:30 PM 17,653 Views 113 Comments

Which electoral area had the highest proportion of ‘Yes’ votes? Which one had the highest percentage of ‘No’ ballots? And into which top 10 does the Taoiseach’s home constituency fall?

Column: ‘I want the best for children, which is why I am voting No’
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Column: ‘I want the best for children, which is why I am voting No’

Nov 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 138 Views 99 Comments

Pat Kavanagh says she has serious questions about the new Child and Family Support Agency.

Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’
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Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’

Nov 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 115 Views 44 Comments

Fergus Finlay says countless reports documented Ireland’s failings to protect children, but this constitutional amendment will change that.

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment
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Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment

Nov 8th 2012, 9:17 PM 11,684 Views 84 Comments

The government’s scaled-down version of ChildrensReferendum.ie needed amending this evening after it omitted part of the referendum being held on Saturday.

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

Nov 8th 2012, 6:22 PM 5,506 Views 71 Comments

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

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

Nov 8th 2012, 6:00 PM 109 Views 71 Comments

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.

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