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#Children's Rights

# childrens-rights - Thursday 8 November, 2012

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 13,026 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 50 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')
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# Referendum

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

Nov 8th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,897 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.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Referendum Commission praises 'civic-minded' broadcasters for extra time
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# Referendum

Referendum Commission praises 'civic-minded' broadcasters for extra time

Nov 6th 2012, 12:32 PM 3,286 Views 7 Comments

Over 60 broadcasters accepted a request from the Commission to devote extra time to its impartial broadcasts on Saturday’s vote.

# childrens-rights - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Children's Referendum: Varadkar hits out at the No side
# Children’s Referendum
# Children’s Referendum

Children's Referendum: Varadkar hits out at the No side

Nov 4th 2012, 12:33 PM 7,177 Views 81 Comments

The Minister has strongly criticised what he labelled “the constant misinformation” being propagated by the No side.

# childrens-rights - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Poll: Should voting in elections and referendums be held on Saturdays?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should voting in elections and referendums be held on Saturdays?

Nov 3rd 2012, 12:32 PM 7,458 Views 92 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said future Saturday votes will depend on the turnout in next week’s referendum. Do you support holding votes on Saturdays?

# childrens-rights - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Supreme Court to hear appeal over Children's Referendum using public money
# Referendum
# Referendum

Supreme Court to hear appeal over Children's Referendum using public money

Nov 1st 2012, 6:51 PM 5,133 Views 32 Comments

The High Court today rejected the claim by Mark McCrystal that the Government is using public money to call for a Yes vote – but now the case will go to the Supreme Court.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate
Live Oct 31st 2012, 9:45 PM

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Children's Referendum debate

Four out of five women turned away from overstretched domestic violence centres
# Overstretched
# Overstretched

Four out of five women turned away from overstretched domestic violence centres

Oct 31st 2012, 7:10 AM 4,866 Views 25 Comments

Refuge centres for victims of domestic abuse are stretched to the limit, forcing vulnerable women and children to stay in dangerous living conditions.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

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

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

Oct 24th 2012, 9:50 AM 7,128 Views 120 Comments

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
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# Referendum

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

Oct 20th 2012, 3:13 PM 4,759 Views 10 Comments

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
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

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

Oct 19th 2012, 4:07 PM 6,790 Views 134 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 17th 2012, 9:30 PM 132 Views 16 Comments

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
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Fine Gael TDs to run marathon for Yes vote in referendum

Oct 16th 2012, 2:25 PM 3,598 Views 25 Comments

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
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# Referendum

Referendum Commission asks broadcasters to give more time to bulletins

Oct 16th 2012, 1:45 PM 2,516 Views 6 Comments

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
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# Activist

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban arrives in UK for treatment

Oct 15th 2012, 10:09 PM 6,626 Views 20 Comments

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
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# Referendum

TV3 first to announce televised debate on children's referendum

Oct 15th 2012, 5:28 PM 6,630 Views 42 Comments

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'
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# Referendum

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

Oct 14th 2012, 3:32 PM 4,731 Views 11 Comments

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
# Taliban
# Taliban

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

Oct 9th 2012, 9:23 PM 12,121 Views 58 Comments

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
# Children
# Children

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

Oct 9th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,948 Views 5 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris

Oct 8th 2012, 8:03 PM 12,117 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 8th 2012, 7:13 PM 8,752 Views 26 Comments

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'
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# Referendum

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

Oct 1st 2012, 11:27 AM 2,421 Views 17 Comments

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
# Balance
# Balance

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

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:00 AM 4,401 Views 16 Comments

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"
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# Referendum

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

Sep 20th 2012, 9:00 AM 3,740 Views 16 Comments

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
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# Opinion

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

Sep 19th 2012, 7:30 PM 19 Views 19 Comments

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.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 18th 2012, 3:59 PM 5,711 Views 50 Comments

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
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# Referendum

Cabinet set to agree wording on children's rights referendum

Sep 18th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,070 Views 3 Comments

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
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# Opinion

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

Sep 13th 2012, 7:30 PM 106 Views 29 Comments

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
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

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

Sep 10th 2012, 11:41 AM 4,580 Views 26 Comments

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

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

# childrens-rights - Thursday 23 August, 2012

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

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

Aug 23rd 2012, 9:42 AM 6,194 Views 79 Comments

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

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

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

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

Jul 25th 2012, 10:33 AM 1,932 Views 8 Comments

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
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# Argentina

Argentina jails former dictators over stolen baby scandal

Jul 6th 2012, 8:59 AM 3,429 Views 2 Comments

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

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Labour TD 'taken aback' by homophobic email
# Homophobia
# Homophobia

Labour TD 'taken aback' by homophobic email

Jul 3rd 2012, 4:44 PM 14,015 Views 98 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin published the mail on his blog today to highlight that there are still some people “stuck in a different time zone”.

# childrens-rights - Monday 25 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 25th 2012, 1:50 PM 18 Views 12 Comments

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
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

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

Jun 21st 2012, 12:52 PM 2,524 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Child Deaths
# Child Deaths

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

Jun 18th 2012, 4:52 PM 2,270 Views 12 Comments

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.