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#Smacking

# smacking - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

FactCheck: Are children who get smacked more successful later in life?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks into the study that caused ructions on Liveline yesterday.

# smacking - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed

A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.

# smacking - Monday 19 October, 2015

Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children?

Minister James Reilly is seeking a ban – do you agree with him?

# smacking - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Making parents criminals for smacking their kids? "Totally unacceptable"

One TD is very unhappy about the proposal.

# smacking - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Corporal punishment to be outlawed in foster care - James Reilly

An EU ruling stating Irish laws on smacking children are in breach of European law was issued this morning following a formal complaint from a UK-based NGO.

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children?

Europe thinks we do.

# smacking - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the smacking of children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the smacking of children?

There is no Irish ban on physical punishment of children by their parents.

Ireland could be next for rap on the knuckles over smacking children

Currently, there is no outright ban on physical punishment of children by their parents or caregivers.

# smacking - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable

Pope Francis said this week that it’s okay for parents to smack their children.

# smacking - Friday 6 February, 2015

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children? Corporal Punishment This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?

The Pope says it is, sometimes.

# smacking - Friday 25 July, 2014

UN tells Ireland to ban smacking children

They say that the State should focus on promoting non-violent forms of discipline.

# smacking - Sunday 4 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Mischievous walrus gives unlucky girl a huge slap on the bum I Am The Walrus

Mischievous walrus gives unlucky girl a huge slap on the bum

Thus begins a lifetime fear of walruses.

# smacking - Friday 27 September, 2013

Ireland tells UN there are 'severe sentences' for violence against children

Earlier this month there were calls for the government to ban corporal punishment in the home.

# smacking - Monday 2 September, 2013

Government urged to introduce ban on smacking children

The Children’s Rights Alliance has questioned why children are protected against abuse in school but do not have the same protections at home.

Poll: Would you support a ban on smacking children? Your Say This post contains a 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?

# smacking - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Poll: Should all smacking of children be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all smacking of children be banned?

The Government announced last December that it is considering an outright ban on parents smacking their children. What do you think?

Column: Why Ireland must ban all smacking of children

Smacking is on the same spectrum as violent abuse – and only serves to legitimise lashing out, writes Kate Ferguson.

# smacking - Friday 30 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: Smacking ban could be on the way; how Ireland looked from abroad in 2011; and the unfortunate power of Twitter…

Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government Smacking This post contains a poll

Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said an outright prohibition of all corporal punishment is an option.