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22 July 2016 in , ,

Budget 2017 is Partnership Government’s first test to deliver for children

Speaking ahead of today’s Pre Budget Forum, hosted by the Department of Social Protection, Barnardos called on the new Government to act now to support those children who have been unaffected by the so-called economic recovery....

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19 July 2016 in , ,

Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness could end housing crisis

The Government’s Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness launched today captures the urgency of the crisis and includes positive and practical recommendations to end the crisis, said Barnardos. Although the children’s charity warned that the number of children’s lives blighted by the crisis will not change until the report’s recommendations become action....

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06 July 2016 in , ,

New Schools Admissions Bill to End Registration Fees

The new Education (Admissions to Schools) Bill by the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton contains important recommendations, especially regarding a ban on admission fees and an explicit ban on admissions discrimination....

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04 July 2016 in ,

Will you help us find out the real cost of 'free' education?

Each summer at Barnardos, we survey parents on the real cost of school. Over the years we have spoken to thousands of parents and found out the high cost of uniforms, books, and school contributions, and have heard their personal testimonies on the burden that school costs put on their families. The 2016 School Costs Survey is now open and we need hundreds of parents to take it and tell us abo...

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24 June 2016 in ,

Video: A Dublin family open up about their life & community

We’d like you to meet Niamh and Mark. They gave a powerful interview on RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime on June 23rd, opening up about the challenges they, their family and their community face in the wake of austerity cuts. In this video they talk to us more about their lives and community in Ballyfermot....

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