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03 July 2015 in , ,

Government has final chance to reverse child poverty rates with Budget 2016

Budget 2016 is the Government’s last chance to end the scandalous increase in child poverty rates. Barnardos has outlined three key steps for the Department of Social Protection which would have a real, positive impact on struggling families....

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23 June 2015 in , ,

UN report criticises Government's austerity measures

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its report on Ireland and has found the Government is failing to deliver on its human rights obligations in areas such as housing, social security, health care and education....

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19 June 2015 in , ,

Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, launches Better Finglas ABC Programme

Today’s announcement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly, of a €7m capital investment budget for early years services is a welcome step, said Barnardos. However the children’s charity cautioned that it does not go far enough to address the barriers of availability and affordability that prevent children from participating in and benefitting from quality early years s...

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18 June 2015 in , ,

Supporting Families and Young People in the Aftermath of the Berkeley Tragedy

The Berkeley tragedy has affected families and young people across Ireland. To help them through these difficult and upsetting times Barnardos has compiled some support information for those affected....

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18 June 2015 in , , ,

Qualification delay will have adverse effect on children

The delay introducing a minimum qualification requirement for early childhood professionals is a huge disappointment for parents and young children....

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