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06 May 2016 in , ,

Draft Programme for Government leaves too many gaps for children

Barnardos welcomed the prioritisation of children in the draft Programme for Government but warns lack of detail on funding for childcare, education and family support leaves gaps through which children may fall....

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05 May 2016 in , ,

Adoption Legislation has Child’s Best Interests at Heart and Must be Passed Swiftly

The new Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 recognises that the best interests of children must be at the heart of all adoptions and puts forward welcome changes to do so, said Barnardos today....

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25 April 2016 in , ,

Quality childcare must not be sacrificed in Government negotiations

As talks on Government formation continue, Barnardos is warning that providing quality, affordable childcare is an election priority which must not be sacrificed. ...

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24 April 2016 in , ,

Two anniversaries with children at the centre

A year ago today, to minimal fanfare, a unanimous decision was made by all seven Supreme Court judges to reject an appeal to re-run the Children’s Referendum. It was a moment easily missed among the media scrum surrounding another emotionally charged referendum – one on marriage equality. It’s particularly striking this anniversary coincides exactly with that of the iconic 1916 Easter Rising...

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14 April 2016 in , ,

Further Proof Children Come Last in Ireland

As talks to form a government drag on a new report released by Unicef shows children are not a political priority in Ireland, says Barnardos today. The report which compare how children fare across OECD countries highlights Irish children face worrying levels of deprivation and inequality....

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