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28 July 2015 in , , ,

Long overdue Adoption Bill huge step forward, but could go further

Barnardos welcomes the publication of the General Scheme and Heads of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill which will allow adoptees access to their birth certificates. The Bill finally recognises the importance of a person’s right to their identity while balancing it against the right to privacy of the birth mother. ...

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22 July 2015 in , , ,

Childcare report promises much, but will it deliver?

The Government’s major new report on childcare contains progressive provisions, but cannot be anything more than window dressing for struggling families unless it is actually implemented. ...

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08 July 2015 in ,

Our 2015 School Costs Survey is Now Open - Please Complete and Share

Our annual survey on the cost of school is now open and we encourage all parents and guardians of school-age children to take it. By completing it you will help us to build a picture of the real cost of 'free' education in Ireland, and it also gives you an opportunity to have your say about this issue....

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03 July 2015 in , ,

Government has final chance to reverse child poverty rates with Budget 2016

Budget 2016 is the Government’s last chance to end the scandalous increase in child poverty rates. Barnardos has outlined three key steps for the Department of Social Protection which would have a real, positive impact on struggling families....

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23 June 2015 in , ,

UN report criticises Government's austerity measures

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its report on Ireland and has found the Government is failing to deliver on its human rights obligations in areas such as housing, social security, health care and education....

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