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#Children's Rights

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Poll: Do you feel informed enough about the children's referendum to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel informed enough about the children's referendum to vote?

The vote is just over a fortnight away but are you confident that you know enough to cast your vote?

# childrens-rights - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Children's Rights Referendum: Three days left to register for your vote

Applications to get onto the Supplementary Register of Elections close on Tuesday. Here’s what to do.

# childrens-rights - Friday 19 October, 2012

First major opinion poll shows 'Yes' leading the way in referendum

A RedC poll commissioned by the National Youth Council of Ireland shows almost universal Yes support.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Column: Will we forget Malala, as we’ve forgotten other young victims?

The assassination attempt on 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai has put her situation in the spotlight. But she’s not the first, writes Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Fine Gael TDs to run marathon for Yes vote in referendum

Fine Gael Deputies Liam Twomey and Damien English will run to raise money for Barnardos, and encourage people to vote Yes in the Children’s Referendum.

Referendum Commission asks broadcasters to give more time to bulletins

Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan wants broadcasters to give more time to information on the children’s referendum.

# childrens-rights - Monday 15 October, 2012

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban arrives in UK for treatment

Malala Yousafzai is being treated for a damaged skull in a highly specialised unit in Birmingham.

TV3 first to announce televised debate on children's referendum

The debate will be held on Halloween Night, October 31, and will feature four parties, two each from the Yes and No campaigns.

# childrens-rights - Sunday 14 October, 2012

RTÉ to stay 50-50 for referendum debates - but news coverage 'cannot be prejudged'

The national broadcaster is dropping a ‘stopwatch’ system for news broadcasts, but will keep it for formal debates.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Condemnation after Pakistan child rights activist (14) shot in head

Malala Yousafzai led a campaign for the right to education for children. She was shot in the head on her school bus.

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman rose by over 20 per cent last year

The Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan said that her office was highlighting cases which were likely to lead to systemic change.

# childrens-rights - Monday 8 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual

Polls usually open from 7am but this time around they won’t open until 9am.

# childrens-rights - Monday 1 October, 2012

Archbishop says children's rights vote is no 'magic formula'

Diarmuid Martin says the Children’s Rights referendum is welcome, but will not solve all challenges for parents and children.

# childrens-rights - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Near consensus - but here's why both sides will get 50/50 coverage in the Referendum

With little opposition to the referendum so far, there are suggestions that broadcasters will simply cut down on coverage rather than have to give 50/50 airtime to both sides.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 20 September, 2012

John Lonergan: "Our treatment of children has been appalling"

The former governor of Mountjoy said that it will be easy to get the children’s rights referendum passed – but warned that the real test will come afterwards.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Column: The children's referendum is a chance to put things right

By voting yes, we can prove that this generation has done more than any other to protect children who have been betrayed in the past, writes Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Finally: Children's rights referendum to be held on Saturday 10 November

The exact wording of the referendum will be announced tomorrow, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced.

Cabinet set to agree wording on children's rights referendum

Ministers are likely to sign off on the final wording for the ballot to be put to the public at this morning’s meeting.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Column: Olivia O'Leary: Here's the main reason why the children's rights referendum matters

It is extraordinary that it is still almost impossible in Irish society for the children of married parents to be adopted, writes Olivia O’Leary

# childrens-rights - Monday 10 September, 2012

Children's minister plays down referendum 'forced vaccination' fears

Frances Fitzgerald says a constitutional reference to children’s rights would not result in forced vaccinations or adoptions.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your day.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Poll: How would you vote in the children's rights referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you vote in the children's rights referendum?

The government is expected to determine the wording and date for the referendum soon but have you thought about how you would vote?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

'The State has a poor record as a good parent' - report on child protection published

The report calls for more early intervention and support of families and proposes changes in law which would allow anyone to ask the courts to place an ‘at risk’ child in care.

# childrens-rights - Friday 6 July, 2012

Argentina jails former dictators over stolen baby scandal

Infants were illegally taken from their political prisoners parents 30 years ago.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

# childrens-rights - Monday 25 June, 2012

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

# childrens-rights - Thursday 21 June, 2012

'Standalone' referendum on children's rights to be held this autumn - Gilmore

The Tánaiste says the government is keen to run the Children’s Rights referendum as soon as wording can be agreed.

# childrens-rights - Monday 18 June, 2012

Report on deaths of children in State care shows 'systemic failure'

The report by the Independent Review Group set up to examine the deaths of nearly 200 children in care and young adults known to child protection services will be published this week.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Factory raids highlight India's illegal child labour

Dozens of migrant children were found illegally working in New Delhi despite child protection laws.

# childrens-rights - Monday 21 May, 2012

'Monster of Riga' paedophile jailed for abuses

Dutch paedophile was convicted of abusing more than 60 young children.

# childrens-rights - Friday 18 May, 2012

Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system

The singer has been horrified by a report on the state of a building which houses counselling services for teenagers – and argues that it is indicative of how some children are being ignored by the State.

# childrens-rights - 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 - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Column: 'The HSE think they're too big to fight, but I won't be silenced'

Jack and Jill’s CEO Jonathan Irwin says he won’t go away until the domiciliary care allowance crisis is sorted out.

# childrens-rights - Friday 27 April, 2012

Minister for Justice releases figures on child abductions during 2011

Releasing the figures on parental-child abduction, Alan Shatter urged estranged partners experiencing problems to seek mediation in the best interests of the children involved.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Minister insists children’s rights referendum will take place this year

Frances Fitzgerald also welcomed yesterday’s publication by the Catholic Church of the report of the Apostolic Visitation to Ireland.

# childrens-rights - Saturday 17 March, 2012

'Exhaustion and dehydration' behind Kony 2012 campaigner's hospitalisation

Jason Russell’s wife says that he “did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration”.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 16 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, plus the bits you may have missed…