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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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16 October 2014 in ,

Blog Action Day 16 October - Children & Inequality in Ireland

Today is Blog Action Day, and this year's theme is Inequality. Thousands of bloggers are taking part in more than 111 countries. We give our reaction to Budget 2015 today as our contribution. More children are living in consistent poverty today in Ireland than were before the recession. According to the latest figures, one in 10 children doesn’t have access to all the basic necessities....

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15 October 2014 in ,

Budget 2015 - Barnardos' Reaction

Barnardos' reaction to the measures in Budget 2015, which was announced on October 14th 2014. Includes video and links to articles....

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14 October 2014 in , ,

Budget 2015 offers a chink of hope for families

Dublin, 14 October 2014 – This Budget provides a chink of hope that the economic recovery will deliver a fair and equitable distribution of wealth in society. There are strong indications the Government is moving in the right direction and we look forward to seeing concerted follow-up action, said Barnardos today, in reaction to Budget 2015....

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