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# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
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# No Support

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 7:50 PM 19,624 Views 0 Comments

Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 9,251 Views 8 Comments

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

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Opinion: All children should have equal access to creative and artistic learning
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: All children should have equal access to creative and artistic learning

Jun 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 6,004 Views 14 Comments

Cost is a key barrier to the participation of children and young people in creative, recreational activities, writes Saoirse Brady.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness
# Report Card
# Report Card

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

Feb 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,296 Views 26 Comments

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'

Updated Jul 3rd 2018, 1:30 PM 16,104 Views 51 Comments

A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Friday 21 July, 2017

'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty
# Children
# Children

'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty

Jul 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 7,694 Views 18 Comments

Today, leading NGOs will outline measures they say could make a real different to the quality of life of children in this country.

# childrens-rights-alliance - 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
# Childcare
# Childcare

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

Oct 14th 2016, 9:00 PM 145 Views 24 Comments

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

# childrens-rights-alliance - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Here's what happened when seven politicians took questions from kids
# Kids Talk
# Kids Talk

Here's what happened when seven politicians took questions from kids

Feb 11th 2016, 7:30 PM 12,412 Views 8 Comments

Tough questions on the campaign trail.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Monday 10 August, 2015

One in three kids hospitalised with mental health issues treated in adult wards
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

One in three kids hospitalised with mental health issues treated in adult wards

Aug 10th 2015, 11:10 PM 11,252 Views 25 Comments

The practice can be “very frightening” for young people, according to one expert.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Monday 23 February, 2015

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo
# National Scandal
# National Scandal

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo

Feb 23rd 2015, 5:03 PM 11,164 Views 46 Comments

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

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

'A wake up call': Where to now after the Logan Report?
# Reaction
# Reaction

'A wake up call': Where to now after the Logan Report?

Jul 1st 2014, 8:30 PM 7,063 Views 0 Comments

The report into the removal of two Roma children from their families last year has been described as “shocking”.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 25th 2014, 1:12 PM 8,895 Views 106 Comments

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

# childrens-rights-alliance - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Three-quarters of Irish people don't believe slapping children works
# Discipline
# Discipline

Three-quarters of Irish people don't believe slapping children works

Feb 6th 2014, 3:38 PM 13,526 Views 185 Comments

Two children’s rights groups want the practice outlawed.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Ireland 'must ratify' protocols to UN convention on child protection
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

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

May 28th 2013, 9:24 PM 5,618 Views 30 Comments

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

# childrens-rights-alliance - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Can we end EU child poverty? Experts to discuss taking action
# Ireland
# Ireland

Can we end EU child poverty? Experts to discuss taking action

Apr 10th 2013, 9:03 AM 3,488 Views 17 Comments

Atwo-day Dublin event is organised by a number of international organisations and is the only EU Presidency event focused on children.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Saturday 23 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,674 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.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Column: Children need a change from the old HSE way of thinking
# Column
# Column

Column: Children need a change from the old HSE way of thinking

Feb 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 47 Views 10 Comments

The new Child and Family Support Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State – and it’s going to require a major cultural shift, writes Paul Gilligan.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Monday 18 February, 2013

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 65 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.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Column: EastEnders plot has no bearing on Children’s Referendum
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: EastEnders plot has no bearing on Children’s Referendum

Nov 8th 2012, 7:00 AM 50 Views 76 Comments

The dramatic storyline has not gone unnoticed but it should not permeate people’s opinions, writes Tanya Ward.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Irish children have been trafficked for 'criminal' purposes - report
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

Irish children have been trafficked for 'criminal' purposes - report

Sep 13th 2012, 8:16 AM 6,012 Views 8 Comments

A new report by researchers at UCC found that a significant number of children who applied for asylum in Ireland disappeared – and may have been trafficked.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Opposition, lobby groups come out against means-tested Child Benefit
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

Opposition, lobby groups come out against means-tested Child Benefit

Jul 19th 2012, 7:05 PM 4,093 Views 79 Comments

Political groups, charities and other groups are all opposed to the IMF’s proposal for a means-tested system.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Thursday 5 July, 2012

'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers
# Asylum
# Asylum

'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers

Jul 5th 2012, 10:42 AM 2,757 Views 14 Comments

The scheme will provide young asylum seekers with a mentor to help them integrate into Irish society.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Column: Ireland needs an international safeguard for our children
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs an international safeguard for our children

May 15th 2012, 10:00 AM 35 Views 5 Comments

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.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Children's rights referendum will be held this year - Government
# Children
# Children

Children's rights referendum will be held this year - Government

Feb 16th 2012, 6:03 PM 2,987 Views 48 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said wording for the referendum is currently being drawn up.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Monday 23 January, 2012

Government given 'C+' grade for children's rights
# Children
# Children

Government given 'C+' grade for children's rights

Jan 23rd 2012, 12:07 PM 1,214 Views 2 Comments

The Children’s Rights Alliance gave the government the highest grade since its ‘report card’ series was introduced in 2007.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Government criticised for shelving plans for new youth detention centre
# Detention Centre
# Detention Centre

Government criticised for shelving plans for new youth detention centre

Jan 4th 2012, 6:11 PM 1,960 Views 17 Comments

Alan Shatter has shelved plans for a new detention centre near Lusk, but has been attacked from many sides for doing so.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Monday 21 November, 2011

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit

Nov 21st 2011, 8:52 AM 2,291 Views 46 Comments

Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan has admitted that child benefit could be subject to cuts, despite warnings it could “push families into poverty”.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Friday 23 September, 2011

Senator says requests for Norris support 'feel like harassment'
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Senator says requests for Norris support 'feel like harassment'

Sep 23rd 2011, 11:12 AM 2,590 Views 100 Comments

Jillian van Turnhout says some people asking her to nominate David Norris for the Presidency “have been abusive”.

# childrens-rights-alliance - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations
# Children
# Children

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations

Jul 19th 2011, 6:41 PM 574 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Children has published a second progress report on the recommendations arising out of the Ryan Report.