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The Daily Poll

Poll: Would you support a ban on smacking children?

Amid calls for a complete ban, the government has said a balance should be struck between supporting good parenting and imposing criminal sanctions on those failing to adhere to good practice. What do you think?

THE CHILDREN’S RIGHTS Alliance is calling for the government to introduce a complete ban on slapping children.

Corporal punishment is already prohibited under Irish law, and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has argued that a balance needs to be struck between supporting parents and imposing criminal sanctions on those who fail to adhere to best practice.

We want to know: Would you support a complete ban on smacking children?

Poll Results:

No (2543)
I'm not sure (1976)
Yes (721)

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