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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 31 May, 2018

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

Friday 14 October, 2016

Opinion: The government is beginning to recognise that the first five years of a child's life are the most crucial

Adults need to step away and put children back at the centre of childcare, writes Tanya Ward.

Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Column: ‘I find it upsetting that you can legally strike your children as a form of discipline’

Ireland needs to follow the lead of other countries and make corporal punishment illegal, writes Tanya Ward.

Tuesday 19 February, 2013

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.

Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Column: Ireland needs an international safeguard for our children

We need to draw a line under our tragic history of child abuse – and a new international standard is the perfect opportunity, writes Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance.