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27 May 2015 in , , ,

Ireland Must Effect Legal Ban on all Forms of Child Corporal Punishment - Barnardos

27 May 2015 – Ireland must take immediate steps to introduce an effective legal ban on all forms of corporal punishment against children, Barnardos said today. The children’s charity’s comments come in light of the unanimous European Committee of Social Rights finding today that Irish domestic law is in breach of the European Social Charter. The Barnardos Buggy Push sponsored by Dettol i...

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23 May 2015 in , ,

“We’ve changed forever what it means to grow up LGBT in Ireland” says BeLonGToYES Coalition

Michael Barron, founding director of BeLonGTo, in response to the landslide victory of the YES side, said: “We’ve changed forever what it means to grow up LGBT in Ireland. The Irish people, via the ballot box, have today given each and every gay child and young person in Ireland – and across the world – a strong and powerful message that they are loved, they are cared for, and don’t need...

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13 May 2015 in , ,

EU Urges Government to Invest in Childcare to Protect Children from Poverty

13 May 2015 – Barnardos today welcomed the European Commission’s Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland which urge the Irish Government to provide better access to affordable full-time childcare. In its list of policy recommendations for 2015 the Commission highlighted that access to full-time childcare in Ireland is limited and expensive. It commented that poor availability of affordabl...

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11 May 2015 in , , ,

Press Release: Immediate Action on Housing Needed to Protect Low Income Families

Urgent action is required to safeguard families who are at risk of losing their home, Barnardos warned today. The call comes in response to new figures released from showing the number of rental properties available at their lowest level nationwide since 2006....

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07 May 2015 in , ,

Infographic: How is digital being used in our schools?

Barnardos surveyed parents on the use of digital devices in schools. This infographic shows the results and how parents feel whether digital is being used effectively in Irish schools....

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