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# Emily Logan

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# Equality
Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people
The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.
# Gender Inequality
15 million girls under the age of 18 are married every year - that's one every two seconds
Today is the sixth annual International Day of the Girl.
# represented
'People with disabilities should have a say in tracking UN Convention'
Ireland signed the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities in 2007, but the State is yet to ratify it.
# Prison
Melanie McCarthy-McNamara killer wins High Court case over solitary confinement
The High Court decided that Daniel McDonnell’s constitutional rights were breached.
# New Job
97 people wanted to be the new Ombudsman for Children, but this man got the job
Dr Niall Muldoon has been working in child protection for 20 years.
# Vacancy
Fine Gael could have another Seanad headache on its hands
With independent senator Jillian van Turnhout in the running for Children’s Ombudsman there could be another vacancy in the upper house.
Emily Logan: Give GSOC the power to investigate claims of excessive force by gardaí
The Irish Human Right and Equality Commission is calling for GSOC to be allowed to investigate a wider range of offences.
# Human Rights
Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence
President Michael D Higgins will appoint Emily Logan as chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today.
# Human Rights
Timeline to end 'slopping out' in prisons needs to be set
The new human rights commissioner said she is concerned about serious gaps in prison complaints procedures.
# you're hired
Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children
They will be involved the developing the job spec and the selection process.
# family courts series
A Week in the Family Court: 'There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point' spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s what the people working in child protection think needs to be done.
# Child Protection
Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is 'unfinished' as 8 boys remain locked up
The Ombudsman for Children said that ‘vulnerable’ boys should be removed to Weatfield Prison.
# Child Protection
Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16%
Child protection continues to be a problem in Ireland said Emily Logan.
# Child Protection
Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan
The issue of direct provision is “unresolved” for the Ombudsman for Children.
# news wrap
Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know
Catch up as you refuel.
# Human Rights
Look who's been nominated Ireland's new human rights commissioner...
Emily Logan will step down from her post as the Ombudsman for Children to take up role on Ireland’s new rights and equality body.
Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families
I have no doubt Garda and HSE staff acted in what they believed to be the best interests of those two children, but there were clear elements of ethnic profiling involved.
# Roma children
Roma girl dyes hair to prevent being taken away from her family again
The little girl had blonde hair and blue eyes, different to her parents and siblings.
# Reaction
'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”.
# Advice
Children's Ombudsman says Ireland must change the way it treats adopted people
Logan has published her recommendations on the Children and Family Relationships Bill.
# Child Protection
Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010
One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.
# Anniversary
It's the 10 year anniversary of the Children's Ombudsman Office
Children’s Ombudsman, Emily Logan, says accountability is needed for the independence of Ombudsman institutions.
# Children's Ombudsman
Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter
The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.
# Roma children
Children's Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSE
It follows the removal of two children, aged seven and two, from their parents in Dublin and Athlone on Monday and Tuesday of this week after authorities were informed that they were not their children.
# Roma children
Shatter: Greece case may have had 'some undue influence' on Roma child removals
The Minister for Justice has said that he has “no doubt” that gardaí and the HSE acted in good faith and expects a report on what happened within two weeks
# Sexual Abuse
Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations
The Ombudsman for Children upheld a complaint from the family and found that the HSE’s actions had negatively affected the young girl.
# Ombudsman
Boy who would have "been in a wheelchair until he's dead" to have costs paid by HSE
The Office of the Ombudsman for children heard that the HSE had withdrawn funding for a boy born with severe limb abnormalities to travel abroad for treatment.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas Agenda: The state of the roads and young offenders
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# Young offenders
Officers who mistreated teens at St Patrick's will not move to Wheatfield
After visiting Wheatfield, the Children’s Ombdusman Emily Logan said she felt reassured about the move.
# Ruairí Quinn
Children with Down Syndrome "let down" by resource allocation
Down Syndrome Ireland is to meet with the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, on Tuesday.
# Ombudsman
Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'
“Given that there are currently 6,300 children in the care of the State – a relatively small number”, Emily Logan believes more should be done to support them.
# Ombudsman
Children's Ombudsman gains power to oversee 180 new state bodies
Legislation taking effect today gives Emily Logan the power to investigate the treatment of children by a slew of new agencies.
# Bullying
Children’s Ombudsman recommends schools take action on cyber-bullying
A nationwide consultation of over 300 pupils finds schools need to better encourage students to take responsibility for their actions.
# St Patrick's
Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014
The Inspector of Prisons has reported incidents of forced stripping of prisoners, excessive punishment, and bullying and intimidation of young and vulnerable inmates by staff at the facility.
# Children
Ombudsman: Children's rights referendum won't bring "radical change"
Emily Logan said she had seen a “cautious approach” taken to any change in the constitution in the past.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the main news from today, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
# Children
Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases
Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.
# CHildren first
Ombudsman to discuss Children First Bill with Oireachtas Health Committee
Emily Logan is to give her input ahead of the drafting of the legislation.
# disclosure
New law on disclosing child abuse may not apply to priests
An Oireachtas briefing paper outlines that Alan Shatter’s proposed legislation does not tackle ‘sacerdotal privilege’.