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11 February 2016 in , ,

#GE16Children: General Election 2016 candidates grilled by children in special hustings

11 February 2016, Dublin - A group of prospective candidates faced their toughest challenge yet in a school hall full of children and yo]ung people at a special hustings this morning. Hosted by Barnardos, the Children’s Rights Alliance and the ISPCC, candidates from Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour, Sinn Fein, People Before Profit and the Social Democrats were in attendance. ...

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11 February 2016 in , , ,

Children to Grill General Election Candidates in Special Hustings

WHEN: 10:00-11:30, Thursday 11 February 2016 WHERE: St Enda’s School Hall, Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 8 WHAT: Children from 5th and 6th class in St Enda’s primary school in Dublin and transition year students from St Leo’s College, Carlow will question General Election 2016 candidates on issues which are important to them....

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05 February 2016 in ,

Rise Up for Children this election

The General Election has been called and politicians are going door to door seeking YOUR vote. Since September Barnardos' Rise Up Campaign has been asking key politicians to commit to tackling child inequality. Ask candidates these questions when they knock on your door, seeking your vote....

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04 February 2016 in , ,

Ireland’s children’s rights record found wanting by the UN

The UN’s children rights experts have delivered their verdict on Ireland and the results are clear: we could do much better....

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03 February 2016 in , ,

Barnardos Calls for Strong Frame of Reference for Commission of Enquiry in South East Abuse Cases

Barnardos has expressed its support for the decision to establish a Commission of Enquiry into the cases of abuse in a fostering setting in the South East. The children’s charity has also highlighted what is required of the Commission in order to ensure that no child or young person who becomes the responsibility of the State will be at risk of abuse in the future....

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