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24 February 2015 in ,

Press Release: Living without a secure home a burden on too many children - Barnardos

While the Government is taking action to address housing issues, the reality of being homeless or living in unsuitable accommodation is affecting too many children, said Barnardos today. ...

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17 February 2015 in , ,

Children and Family Relationships Bill Means Greater Equality for Children

The publication today of the revised Children and Family Relationships Bill will lead to greater equality for children in the eyes of law, no matter who is bringing them up, said Barnardos. The children’s charity views it as a most welcome and long overdue measure....

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21 January 2015 in ,

Child Poverty Rates a Shameful National Scandal - Barnardos

21 January 2015 – CSO figures released today reveal the shocking extent of child poverty in Ireland during the tail end of the recession. The number of children living in consistent poverty – meaning they are living both at risk of poverty and experiencing deprivation – has risen to nearly 12 per cent (up from nearly 10 per cent in 2012). Scandalously, that means almost one in eight of our c...

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17 November 2014 in , ,

High quality state subsidised childcare needed, not tax breaks

Barnardos welcome Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly’s commitment not to introduce tax breaks as a way to make childcare more affordable for parents. ...

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28 October 2014 in ,

Ireland's children have lost a full decade of progress

Today’s UNICEF report reveals shocking and frankly shameful data – during the recession Ireland’s children have lost a full decade of progress, while the rate of children living in income poverty has leapt from 18% in 2008 to 28.6% in 2012, putting Ireland in the bottom five worst countries. ...

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