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13 October 2015 in ,

Investment in Children in Budget 2016 a Positive First Step

Pockets of positive investment in Budget 2016 are a sign the Government is repairing some of the damage years of austerity have had on children. But it must be part of a sustained plan to tackle child poverty in 2016 and beyond. Significant investment in childcare and a focus on supporting families is welcome....

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08 October 2015 in , ,

Barnardos Hopeful New Digital Strategy will Provide Greater Support for Schools

Dublin, 7 October 2015. Additional investment in upgrading facilities is long overdue, said Barnardos today as the children’s charity welcomed many aspects of the long awaited Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020. The Strategy, with a budget of €210m, plans to improve wifi availability and provide greater access to digital devices in classrooms. ...

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29 September 2015 in , ,

Rise Up: Children are champions in 2016 - it’s the politicians who are failing

Dublin, 29 September 2015 – Today Barnardos is calling the Government to task over the rise in child inequality and the devastating impact this is having. Launching new research with young people, the children’s charity has uncovered a nation of young people with similar hopes and aspirations, pastimes and families, but who face unfair disadvantages depending on their life circumstances....

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23 September 2015 in , ,

New law offers greater protection for child victims of sexual offences

Barnardos welcomes provisions in the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill published today which strengthen protections for child victims of sexual crimes....

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02 September 2015 in , ,

Rise Up for children in 2016

Ending child inequality and poverty must be 2016’s priority. As we launch our pre-election campaign, Rise Up, we're calling on all of the political parties to prioritise children in their manifestoes....

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