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Thursday 15 December, 2016

Children in care: 'How many Government ministers would throw their children out at 18?'
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# Opinion

Children in care: 'How many Government ministers would throw their children out at 18?'

Dec 15th 2016, 6:45 AM 3,088 Views 28 Comments

Enforced independence at 18 can be premature and disastrous for vulnerable young people in care, writes Robbie Gilligan.

Tuesday 5 January, 2016

How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law
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# Opinion

How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law

Jan 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,435 Views 29 Comments

The government’s attitude towards disability rights seems to be ‘no rush, we’ll get there in the end’, writes Professor Robbie Gilligan.

Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Ireland has more than 6,000 children in care. How are they doing in school?
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Ireland has more than 6,000 children in care. How are they doing in school?

Dec 23rd 2015, 4:45 PM 540 Views 13 Comments

The Irish state is basically raising these children – but how good a job is it doing, asks Professor Robbie Gilligan.

Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs
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Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs

Nov 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 87 Views 10 Comments

Most independent TDs just fade from view after a term or two. They should follow these examples from Tony Gregory, writes his biographer Robbie Gilligan.