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#Tanya Ward

# tanya-ward - Friday 14 October, 2016

Opinion: The government is beginning to recognise that the first five years of a child's life are the most crucial

Adults need to step away and put children back at the centre of childcare, writes Tanya Ward.

# tanya-ward - Friday 11 December, 2015

Parents can't rely on 'reasonable chastisement' when slapping their kids anymore

Slapping has been effectively banned after new legislation was signed into law.

# tanya-ward - Monday 23 February, 2015

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo

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

# tanya-ward - Thursday 19 July, 2012

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

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

# tanya-ward - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Column: Ireland needs an international safeguard for our children

We need to draw a line under our tragic history of child abuse – and a new international standard is the perfect opportunity, writes Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance.