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#Smacking

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are children who get smacked more successful later in life? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are children who get smacked more successful later in life?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks into the study that caused ructions on Liveline yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed Smacking Ban

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed

A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children?

Minister James Reilly is seeking a ban – do you agree with him?

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 The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Corporal punishment to be outlawed in foster care - James Reilly Smacking

Corporal punishment to be outlawed in foster care - James Reilly

An EU ruling stating Irish laws on smacking children are in breach of European law was issued this morning following a formal complaint from a UK-based NGO.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children?

Europe thinks we do.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the smacking of children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the smacking of children?

There is no Irish ban on physical punishment of children by their parents.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland could be next for rap on the knuckles over smacking children Physical Punishment

Ireland could be next for rap on the knuckles over smacking children

Currently, there is no outright ban on physical punishment of children by their parents or caregivers.

From TheJournal.ie Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable Smacking

Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable

Pope Francis said this week that it’s okay for parents to smack their children.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children? Corporal Punishment This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?

The Pope says it is, sometimes.

From TheJournal.ie UN tells Ireland to ban smacking children Spare The Rod

UN tells Ireland to ban smacking children

They say that the State should focus on promoting non-violent forms of discipline.

Mischievous walrus gives unlucky girl a huge slap on the bum

Thus begins a lifetime fear of walruses.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland tells UN there are 'severe sentences' for violence against children Children

Ireland tells UN there are 'severe sentences' for violence against children

Earlier this month there were calls for the government to ban corporal punishment in the home.

From TheJournal.ie Government urged to introduce ban on smacking children Corporal Punishment

Government urged to introduce ban on smacking children

The Children’s Rights Alliance has questioned why children are protected against abuse in school but do not have the same protections at home.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support a ban on smacking children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a ban on smacking children?

Amid calls for a complete ban, the government has said a balance should be struck between supporting good parenting and imposing criminal sanctions on those failing to adhere to good practice. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all smacking of children be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all smacking of children be banned?

The Government announced last December that it is considering an outright ban on parents smacking their children. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why Ireland must ban all smacking of children Opinion

Column: Why Ireland must ban all smacking of children

Smacking is on the same spectrum as violent abuse – and only serves to legitimise lashing out, writes Kate Ferguson.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: Smacking ban could be on the way; how Ireland looked from abroad in 2011; and the unfortunate power of Twitter…

From TheJournal.ie Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government Smacking This post contains a poll

Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said an outright prohibition of all corporal punishment is an option.