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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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15 June 2015 in , , ,

Make free primary education a reality in 2016 – Barnardos

Barnardos is calling on the Government to deliver free primary education for all children. The children’s charity has calculated the total cost of guaranteeing free access to education and found that an investment of just over €103m would ensure that all of Ireland’s children enjoy free primary education and would relieve the financial stress parents endure each school year. ...

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