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# fergus-finlay - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'

Jul 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 12,955 Views 13 Comments

Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.

# fergus-finlay - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Patient advocates among new board members of the HSE
# Health
# Health

Patient advocates among new board members of the HSE

Jan 22nd 2019, 10:18 PM 11,133 Views 18 Comments

The board will be appointed on an administrative basis until legislation has passed.

# fergus-finlay - Friday 5 October, 2018

Fire in Bray destroys fleet of buses at special needs facility
# Bray
# Bray

Fire in Bray destroys fleet of buses at special needs facility

Oct 5th 2018, 2:20 PM 16,722 Views 6 Comments

It’s believed the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

# fergus-finlay - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not
# President
# President

Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay 'very interested' in seeking presidency if Michael D does not

Apr 19th 2018, 10:54 AM 12,691 Views 49 Comments

An election is expected to be held in October, however other candidates have been put forward to date.

# fergus-finlay - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect
# Lost Children
# Lost Children

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Feb 21st 2018, 7:56 AM 11,703 Views 82 Comments

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

# fergus-finlay - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Barnardos didn't stick to the guidelines for paying its senior staff, says audit
# Ceo Pay
# Ceo Pay

Barnardos didn't stick to the guidelines for paying its senior staff, says audit

Jan 24th 2017, 9:54 AM 23,519 Views 36 Comments

Another HSE audit found a discrepancy in fuel cards used by the National Ambulance Service.

# fergus-finlay - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

'We'll believe it when we see bulldozers' - locals give guarded welcome to Dolphin's Barn plan
# Regeneration
# Regeneration

'We'll believe it when we see bulldozers' - locals give guarded welcome to Dolphin's Barn plan

Jul 20th 2016, 1:46 PM 16,489 Views 68 Comments

Housing minister Simon Coveney has announced €25 million in funding for regeneration of the Dolphin House estate in south Dublin.

# fergus-finlay - Friday 29 January, 2016

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'

Jan 29th 2016, 11:07 PM 36,176 Views 43 Comments

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.

# fergus-finlay - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Fergus Finlay had a terrifying encounter with this well-known dolphin
# Nether Regions
# Nether Regions

Fergus Finlay had a terrifying encounter with this well-known dolphin

Jul 15th 2015, 12:07 PM 23,079 Views 20 Comments

“… to my knowledge, a headbutt is head to head contact. This was head to nether regions contact.”

# fergus-finlay - Monday 15 June, 2015

Barnardos has a plan to make education free for primary school children
# Barnardos
# Barnardos

Barnardos has a plan to make education free for primary school children

Jun 15th 2015, 10:45 AM 5,206 Views 44 Comments

The children’s charity estimates that €103 million would eliminate costs for all parents.

# fergus-finlay - 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 11,164 Views 46 Comments

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

# fergus-finlay - Friday 7 February, 2014

Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk
# Early Intervention
# Early Intervention

Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk

Feb 7th 2014, 7:26 PM 9,245 Views 35 Comments

Figures released this week reveal there are eleven HSE areas that have no early intervention teams at all.

# fergus-finlay - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'
# Austerity
# Austerity

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'

Sep 11th 2013, 1:11 PM 4,947 Views 46 Comments

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.

# fergus-finlay - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos
# School Costs Survey
# School Costs Survey

Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos

Aug 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 15,509 Views 138 Comments

Barnardos’ annual School Costs Survey has revealed that parents are continuing to struggle to meet the cost of sending their child to school.

# fergus-finlay - Saturday 27 July, 2013

What would you do to improve Ireland?
# BIG IDEAS
# BIG IDEAS

What would you do to improve Ireland?

Jul 27th 2013, 9:15 AM 15,401 Views 360 Comments

‘Citizen parliament’ to brainstorm at festival on ways to shake up our society, culture, government and economy. What ideas would you have?

# fergus-finlay - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Cyber-bullying should be a crime says rapporteur on child protection
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Cyber-bullying should be a crime says rapporteur on child protection

Jul 11th 2013, 3:57 PM 3,934 Views 16 Comments

The child protection report also recommends guardianship should apply to civil partnerships.

# fergus-finlay - 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

# fergus-finlay - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Falling donations results in €1.5m shortfall for Barnardos
# Barnardos
# Barnardos

Falling donations results in €1.5m shortfall for Barnardos

Oct 16th 2012, 8:13 AM 3,917 Views 56 Comments

A new director’s report shows income from donations fell to €6.8 million from €7.4 million the previous year.

# fergus-finlay - Friday 12 October, 2012

Barnardos gets its own stamp on 50th anniversary
# Charity
# Charity

Barnardos gets its own stamp on 50th anniversary

Oct 12th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,021 Views 1 Comment

The launch of the 55c stamp took place at the GPO yesterday.

# fergus-finlay - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Outlook for charities is 'questionable', say advisers
# Recession
# Recession

Outlook for charities is 'questionable', say advisers

Aug 14th 2012, 9:54 AM 4,056 Views 22 Comments

Barnardos closure is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’, according to Grant Thornton.

# fergus-finlay - Sunday 29 July, 2012

My favourite speech: Fergus Finlay
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Fergus Finlay

Jul 29th 2012, 5:00 PM 5,034 Views 7 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Fergus Finlay picks a speech by one of Ireland’s most famous trade union leaders.

# fergus-finlay - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Opposition, lobby groups come out against means-tested Child Benefit
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

Opposition, lobby groups come out against means-tested Child Benefit

Jul 19th 2012, 7:05 PM 4,093 Views 79 Comments

Political groups, charities and other groups are all opposed to the IMF’s proposal for a means-tested system.

# fergus-finlay - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Campaign group proposes €15bn stimulus to 'bust myth that austerity works'
# Plan B
# Plan B

Campaign group proposes €15bn stimulus to 'bust myth that austerity works'

Jun 26th 2012, 11:52 AM 3,376 Views 30 Comments

Claiming our Future says its plan works within the bailout agreement but has admitted its proposals are not fully-formed as yet.

# fergus-finlay - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’

Jun 20th 2012, 6:30 PM 3,833 Views 49 Comments

There has been plenty of reaction to a report which examined the deaths of 196 children and young people in contact with State services between 2000 and 2010.

# fergus-finlay - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Poll: Should Cardinal Seán Brady resign?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Cardinal Seán Brady resign?

May 3rd 2012, 9:40 AM 9,475 Views 128 Comments

As the pressure on Cardinal Brady shows no sign of abating, we want to know what you think.

# fergus-finlay - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos
# Child Poverty
# Child Poverty

Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos

Nov 17th 2011, 10:26 AM 1,087 Views 4 Comments

The children’s charity estimates that there could be nearly 130,000 children living in consistent poverty in Ireland.

# fergus-finlay - Sunday 19 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 19th 2011, 7:33 PM 1,495 Views 2 Comments

In your Fix tonight: Labour picks its president; the cost of a second Greek bailout; the former government minister and the social network; The Boss looses his Big Man; and the dog who loves a riot.

Michael D Higgins chosen as Labour Party presidential candidate
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Michael D Higgins chosen as Labour Party presidential candidate

Jun 19th 2011, 3:59 PM 1,330 Views 16 Comments

He beat Fergus Finlay and Kathleen O’Meara to the nomination.

Presidential election: Who will get Labour's nomination?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Presidential election: Who will get Labour's nomination?

Jun 19th 2011, 10:14 AM 775 Views 10 Comments

And which of these three candidates would you like to see getting the nod today?

# fergus-finlay - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Labour confirms Presidential convention for June 19
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Labour confirms Presidential convention for June 19

Jun 9th 2011, 11:57 AM 38 Views 0 Comments

# fergus-finlay - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Fianna Fáil may not run Áras candidate as Fine Gael could opt for Martin McAleese
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Fianna Fáil may not run Áras candidate as Fine Gael could opt for Martin McAleese

Jun 5th 2011, 12:25 PM 881 Views 21 Comments

New poll also finds that support for David Norris’ presidential bid does not appear to have been adversely affected by the recent controversy surrounding an interview he gave nine years ago.

# fergus-finlay - Monday 30 May, 2011

Former senator Kathleen O'Meara confirms Labour presidential bid
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Former senator Kathleen O'Meara confirms Labour presidential bid

May 30th 2011, 8:25 AM 745 Views 0 Comments

The two-term former Senator will join Michael D Higgins and Fergus Finlay in seeking Labour’s presidential nomination.

# fergus-finlay - Friday 27 May, 2011

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?

May 27th 2011, 8:51 AM 16,497 Views 55 Comments

Up to ten names have now been mentioned in connection with the presidency. We want to know which of these ten – some who’ve already declared an interest and a few who’ve shown none at all – would be mostly likely to get your vote at this stage.

# fergus-finlay - Sunday 13 March, 2011

Labour may begin Presidential nominations process this week
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Labour may begin Presidential nominations process this week

Mar 13th 2011, 11:46 AM 1,003 Views 0 Comments

Just as one election wraps up, another begins: Labour may agree a candidate for the Presidency this week.

# fergus-finlay - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'
# Budget11
# Budget11

Budget 2011: The first legislation 'to make families hungry'

Dec 8th 2010, 9:31 AM 1,054 Views 0 Comments

The low paid, middle-incomes, families, social welfare recipients, the Taoiseach, the President: did only the TDs escape?

# fergus-finlay - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

You wait so long for a public protest...
# Rebellion Republic
# Rebellion Republic

You wait so long for a public protest...

Nov 23rd 2010, 3:56 PM 600 Views 0 Comments

…and then three come along at once: campaigns to hold placards at the Dáil, march on the streets, and… do nothing?

# fergus-finlay - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

A President-in-waiting - but his car still gets robbed
# President Finlay?
# President Finlay?

A President-in-waiting - but his car still gets robbed

Aug 24th 2010, 3:11 PM 332 Views 0 Comments

Fergus Finlay’s car is broken into – just as he’s winning a Liveline poll to pick the next President.