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#Children's Rights

# childrens-rights - 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 8,918 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 - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children

Jan 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 28,360 Views 12 Comments

Jamie Canavan is researching the stories of children who were forced into ‘boarding out’, a term given to fostering in the early to mid last century.

# childrens-rights - Friday 29 January, 2021

Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end
# Josh Dunne
# Josh Dunne

Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end

Jan 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 22,168 Views 0 Comments

Deputy O’Callaghan also wants Government to consider increasing the maximum sentence for knife crime.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Dec 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 8,670 Views 9 Comments

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Ivana Bacik: Children who are born in Ireland belong here
# Immigration
# Immigration

Ivana Bacik: Children who are born in Ireland belong here

Nov 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 41,912 Views 96 Comments

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says the 2004 referendum has caused needless suffering and she’s asking the Government to back a new Bill addressing this issue.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'Ireland lost one of our greatest champions of children': Tributes paid to advocate Norah Gibbons
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

'Ireland lost one of our greatest champions of children': Tributes paid to advocate Norah Gibbons

Apr 9th 2020, 10:39 AM 60,091 Views 11 Comments

Gibbons was involved in several projects to protect the rights of children and vulnerable groups.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights

Sep 13th 2017, 2:02 PM 13,350 Views 43 Comments

The former president says the church is embroiled in a dispute with the governing body of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

# childrens-rights - Sunday 26 February, 2017

"We call this residential care, I call it institutionalisation of trauma":  Group calls for better child protection
# Irish Care Leavers Network
# Irish Care Leavers Network

"We call this residential care, I call it institutionalisation of trauma": Group calls for better child protection

Feb 26th 2017, 8:00 AM 11,774 Views 9 Comments

The Irish Care Leavers’ Network is dedicated to supporting people coming out of State care.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Most complaints made to children's watchdog are about schools
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Most complaints made to children's watchdog are about schools

Sep 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,075 Views 22 Comments

The office dealt with 1,639 complaints in 2015.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

"At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system
# Victims' Rights
# Victims' Rights

"At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system

May 24th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,629 Views 1 Comment

A case of severe child abuse that recently passed through the courts showed some of the provisions in place to help protect minors.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 4 February, 2016

The UN has called Ireland out on religious schools' 'discriminatory admissions policies'
# Rights Report
# Rights Report

The UN has called Ireland out on religious schools' 'discriminatory admissions policies'

Feb 4th 2016, 5:45 PM 19,522 Views 184 Comments

A number of human and children’s rights groups have called for action in addressing a number of issues.

# childrens-rights - 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 11,157 Views 46 Comments

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

# childrens-rights - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy
# Reproduction
# Reproduction

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

Nov 7th 2014, 6:10 PM 429 Views 68 Comments

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

# childrens-rights - Friday 10 October, 2014

Nobel committee shocked by guy who says Malala 'hasn't actually done anything'
# Yes She Has
# Yes She Has

Nobel committee shocked by guy who says Malala 'hasn't actually done anything'

Oct 10th 2014, 1:58 PM 20,225 Views 107 Comments

Bizarre question throws Peace Prize announcement for a loop.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to
# United Nations
# United Nations

When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to

Sep 24th 2014, 7:26 PM 5,749 Views 1 Comment

Charlie Flanagan has signed an important protocol to a UN convention to strengthen children’s rights.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Philomena Lee to speak about her experience of forced adoption in Ireland
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Philomena Lee to speak about her experience of forced adoption in Ireland

Aug 27th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,506 Views 3 Comments

The event will see a number of different international experts discussing children’s rights in Ireland.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights
# Not Good Enough
# Not Good Enough

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Jul 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 153 Views 36 Comments

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 10 July, 2014

New law would make it complusory for fathers' names to be included on birth certs
# Who's Your Daddy?
# Who's Your Daddy?

New law would make it complusory for fathers' names to be included on birth certs

Jul 10th 2014, 5:24 PM 42,172 Views 186 Comments

The new Bill has been described as “the most important reform of family law for a generation”.

# childrens-rights - 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 8,873 Views 106 Comments

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

# childrens-rights - Thursday 30 January, 2014

New child protection agency to be officially launched today
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

New child protection agency to be officially launched today

Jan 30th 2014, 7:38 AM 4,799 Views 14 Comments

The Child and Family Agency will take over from the HSE in relation to child welfare.

# childrens-rights - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Children's Ombudsman has "trust of the public" needed for Roma cases probe
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children's Ombudsman has "trust of the public" needed for Roma cases probe

Oct 26th 2013, 3:19 PM 4,457 Views 33 Comments

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald explains why Emily Logan has been given power to compel gardai to speak to her.

# childrens-rights - 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 5,614 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 - 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 5,664 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 - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Column: Last year's multi-million euro underspend in mental health is unacceptable
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Last year's multi-million euro underspend in mental health is unacceptable

Feb 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 35 Views 29 Comments

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.

# childrens-rights - Monday 18 February, 2013

New bill introduces definition of a grandparent
# Grandparents
# Grandparents

New bill introduces definition of a grandparent

Feb 18th 2013, 3:53 PM 19,334 Views 32 Comments

Fine Gael TD said it is an unusual piece of legislation as our laws do not generally address such personal issues as familial bonds.

Government awarded overall C grade in 2013 report card
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Government awarded overall C grade in 2013 report card

Feb 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 98,468 Views 11 Comments

The report card comes from the Children’s Rights Alliance, which put the Department of Social Protection at the bottom of the class due to child poverty.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill
# Adoptions
# Adoptions

Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill

Dec 27th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,763 Views 6 Comments

The Russian president said today he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote
# Referendum
# Referendum

Referendum website's 'Like' button illustrated bias for Yes vote

Dec 11th 2012, 3:35 PM 8,275 Views 51 Comments

The Supreme Court delivers its full ruling into why the Government’s website for the Children’s Referendum was not impartial.

# childrens-rights - Saturday 1 December, 2012

‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned
# Society
# Society

‘Baby boxes’: what they are, and why the UN wants them banned

Dec 1st 2012, 8:30 AM 25,491 Views 38 Comments

Revival of medieval ‘foundling’ boxes in which abandoned babies were placed send “bad message to society”.

# childrens-rights - 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 61 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 - Sunday 18 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nov 18th 2012, 9:00 AM 10,322 Views 17 Comments

Good morning! Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# childrens-rights - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted
# Referendum
# Referendum

Constituency-by-constituency: How you voted

Nov 11th 2012, 4:30 PM 17,650 Views 113 Comments

Which electoral area had the highest proportion of ‘Yes’ votes? Which one had the highest percentage of ‘No’ ballots? And into which top 10 does the Taoiseach’s home constituency fall?

# childrens-rights - Friday 9 November, 2012

Column: ‘I want the best for children, which is why I am voting No’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘I want the best for children, which is why I am voting No’

Nov 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 130 Views 99 Comments

Pat Kavanagh says she has serious questions about the new Child and Family Support Agency.

Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’

Nov 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 105 Views 44 Comments

Fergus Finlay says countless reports documented Ireland’s failings to protect children, but this constitutional amendment will change that.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment
# Referendum
# Referendum

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment

Nov 8th 2012, 9:17 PM 11,682 Views 84 Comments

The government’s scaled-down version of ChildrensReferendum.ie needed amending this evening after it omitted part of the referendum being held on Saturday.

Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information
# Referendum
# Referendum

Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information

Nov 8th 2012, 6:22 PM 5,504 Views 71 Comments

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the Office of the Attorney General gave legal advice on the website and booklet.

Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society
# Opinion
# Opinion

Colm O'Gorman: The State failed children, but so too did society

Nov 8th 2012, 6:00 PM 107 Views 71 Comments

The head of Amnesty International Ireland addresses concerns of the ‘No’ camp in Children’s Referendum – and says the Constitution will still be unambiguous in asserting the status of the family.

Supreme Court says Government's Referendum site 'not fair, equal or impartial'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Supreme Court says Government's Referendum site 'not fair, equal or impartial'

Nov 8th 2012, 11:39 AM 13,003 Views 174 Comments

The Supreme Court says the government’s literature is not impartial, and therefore an inappropriate use of public money.

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 47 Views 76 Comments

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

Children vote on... children's referendum (They went for 'Yes')
# Referendum
# Referendum

Children vote on... children's referendum (They went for 'Yes')

Nov 8th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,892 Views 44 Comments

Five youth organisations give test poll to those not entitled to vote – but whose lives are most likely to be affected by the outcome.

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