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10 October 2017 in , ,

Budget 2018 could have been more ambitious and braver

Budget 2018 is more of the same - another short-sighted budget which focusses on small short-term gains instead of a long-term investment in the future...

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05 October 2017 in ,

Budget 2018: The Lives of Children Hang in the Balance

Children are the innocent victims of many of the challenges we face as a society: over 3000 children are currently homeless, thousands of children endure excessively long waits for medical assessments and treatment, one in nine children live in consistent poverty. A lifetime of damage is being done in these early years. Having proper supports in place can mean the difference between poverty or sta...

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02 October 2017 in , ,

Barnardos Urges Government to Invest in Children’s Services in Budget 2018

Barnardos has launched a campaign urging the Government to invest in services that would protect and encourage children’s development and potential – a key step in tackling Ireland’s extremely high child poverty rates. However overall Budget 2017 won't make much of a dent in the atrociously high child poverty figures. We were particularly disappointed with the paltry and piecemeal educat...

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29 September 2017 in , ,

Number of Children Registered as Homeless Continue to Rise

Barnardos reports on the devastating impact being homeless has on children and families as the latest figures released this morning indicate 3,048 children registered as homeless at the end of August...

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07 September 2017 in ,

Number of Children Registered as Homeless Reaches All-Time High for Fifth Month in a Row

Barnardos is yet again appalled by the latest homelessness figures released this month, which report record breaking numbers of children registered as homeless and confirm a further deepening of the housing crisis. 2,973 children are currently without a home in Ireland, many of which are returning to school, trying to return to normal life, while living in emergency accommodation....

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