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17 June 2016 in , ,

Oireachtas report must deliver for 1,000s of children caught in the housing crisis

Having a place to call home is the number one priority for thousands of families in Ireland today, therefore the wide-ranging recommendations of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness couldn’t be more timely, said Barnardos....

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13 June 2016 in , ,

Every child facing educational disadvantage must be prioritised

The Minister for Education’s aim to publish an Action Plan for Disadvantaged Schools before the end of the year is encouraging, but must take account of all children living in disadvantage, not just those who attend DEIS schools....

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03 June 2016 in , , ,

Applegreen Embarks on Round Ireland Yacht Race 2016 for Charity Partners

Applegreen embark on an adventure to raise funds for charity partners Barnardos, Debra Ireland and ISPCC ChildLine Applegreen are excited to be undertaking a new adventure unlike anything that the company staff have done before. 10 staff members have volunteered to be put through hell and high water with rigorous training every week in the run up to the prestigious and exciting Round Ireland Ya...

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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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03 May 2016 in , ,

Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My!

Barnardos Ambassador Tom Vaughan Lawlor joined a group of toddlers in their natural habitat to launch The Big Toddle for Barnardos sponsored by Toddlebox. This May and June thousands of toddlers across Ireland will take up the challenge to toddle a half-mile sponsored walk and raise a roaring €250,000 to help children their own age. This year’s theme is ‘animals’ so mums, dads, grandparent...

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