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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?

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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 (1975)
Yes (718)

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