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# care-leavers - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'He passionately wanted to improve things for children in care': A tribute to Shane Griffin
# Care Leavers
# Care Leavers

'He passionately wanted to improve things for children in care': A tribute to Shane Griffin

Jan 2nd 2020, 5:33 PM 49,055 Views 8 Comments

Linda Hayden pays tribute to her friend, activist Shane Griffin, who passed away suddenly on December 31.

# care-leavers - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people

Mar 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,862 Views 26 Comments

My new play attempts to capture the perspective of young people who have been in state care – humanity has to be at the core of our response, writes Fionnuala Kennedy.

# care-leavers - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets
# Column
# Column

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets

Dec 16th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,386 Views 22 Comments

Sometimes we talk about people ending up as statistics. But there are no statistics compiled for how many children raised in state care become homeless, writes Shane Dunphy.

# care-leavers - Monday 16 June, 2014

'If it wasn’t for friends, I’d literally be on the streets'
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'If it wasn’t for friends, I’d literally be on the streets'

Jun 16th 2014, 6:06 PM 15,661 Views 8 Comments

EPIC has warned that young care leavers are at an increased risk of homelessness.