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13 May 2015 in , ,

EU Urges Government to Invest in Childcare to Protect Children from Poverty

13 May 2015 – Barnardos today welcomed the European Commission’s Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland which urge the Irish Government to provide better access to affordable full-time childcare. In its list of policy recommendations for 2015 the Commission highlighted that access to full-time childcare in Ireland is limited and expensive. It commented that poor availability of affordabl...

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11 May 2015 in , , ,

Press Release: Immediate Action on Housing Needed to Protect Low Income Families

Urgent action is required to safeguard families who are at risk of losing their home, Barnardos warned today. The call comes in response to new figures released from showing the number of rental properties available at their lowest level nationwide since 2006....

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29 April 2015 in , ,

Press Release: Give every child the gift of lifelong equality

With just over three weeks remaining until the country goes to the polls in the Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd, the leading children’s organisations in Ireland have come together to publicly call on parents and families to vote YES on behalf of this generation and future generations of children....

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24 April 2015 in , ,

Press Release: Truly historic day for children’s rights

Dublin, 24 April 2014 – Today’s Supreme Court ruling on the 31st amendment to the Constitution of Ireland, finally passes the Children’s Referendum. The insertion of an article enshrining children’s rights into Ireland’s Constitution ushers in a new era of support and protection for all children. Children will no longer be seen and not heard, but will have their rights enshrined in the h...

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22 April 2015 in , , , ,

Press Release: Little Feet, Big Toddle! Ireland’s Littlest Heroes get their feet dirty for the Cow & Gate Big Toddle for Barnardos

22 April 2015 - Ireland’s toddlers are dusting off their shoes to become Little Heroes for the 12th Co...

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