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14 July 2014 in , , , ,

Does Your Teddy Bear Have the X Factor?

14 July 2014 - The Teddy Audition, an open casting for Teddy Bears will be held on Monday, 21st July in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 2 from 2 - 4pm. You have one week to get your teddy ready! The selected Teddy will co-star with Fair City’s Maclean Burke in a physically charged powerful performance of a brand new play called Joe Prop which will tour Ireland in support of Barnardos....

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11 July 2014 in , ,

Children Must Be A Priority - Cabinet Reshuffle

Another change of personnel in the role of Minister for Children must not suggest the position is a stop-gap, said Barnardos following the announcement in today’s cabinet reshuffle and the appointment of James Reilly, TD, into the post. The children’s charity urged the Government to continue its 2011 commitment to improving children’s lives....

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19 June 2014 in , , ,

Barnardos highlights worrying gaps in mental health support for families

Mental health is a serious issue for parents and their children and improved support must be available for families, Barnardos will say today at its conference Patients. Parents. People. Recession is a major factor, with families struggling with related anxiety and hopelessness, the children’s charity added. ...

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11 May 2014 in , , ,

Schools Must Do More to Reduce School Uniform Costs

Dublin, 11 May 2014 – More must be done by schools to reduce school uniform costs, said Barnardos today. While recognising the value of uniforms, a new survey from the children’s charity identifies a lack of leadership on the issue of reducing costs....

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25 April 2014 in , ,

Remarks by Fergus Finlay, CEO, Barnardos at the Ombudsman for Children's 10th anniversary

'Has Civil Society Supplanted the State in Providing Services to Children and Families' Remarks by Fergus Finlay, CEO, Barnardos at the Ombudsman for Children's 10th anniversary symposium “CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE STATE”. A couple of years ago, we did a lot of work in Barnardos in trying to plot a strategic direction for ourselves. We’ve always had a simple mission – to make Irelan...

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