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#Children's Rights Alliance

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

“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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations

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