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26 May 2017 in , ,

Barnardos Deeply Concerned That Homeless Figures At Record High

Barnardos is deeply concerned that the Government’s most recent homelessness figures released yesterday show the number of children and families who are homeless are continuing to rise. There are now a record 2,708 children registered as homeless and 1,302 families. These are the highest numbers ever recorded. In total there were 7,680 people registered as homeless in April – this is on par w...

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23 May 2017 in , ,

Years Spent on Waiting Lists Damaging Every Aspect of Children’s Lives

Barnardos is calling on the Government to immediately address the extensive waiting lists that operate in key areas of healthcare essential to a child’s development. Every day waiting is too long given the short time frame of accelerated physical and mental growth experienced in childhood....

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03 May 2017 in , ,

Explicit Domestic Violence Offence must be in new Domestic Violence Law

Barnardos is disappointed to learn the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is not opting to make domestic violence against a spouse or partner a specific offence under the new Domestic Violence Bill. Instead accepting the advice of the DPP that there are complexities around defining what is domestic abuse and what is ordinary assault. ...

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26 April 2017 in , ,

Number of homeless children reaches highest on record

The March figures, released by the Department of Housing, show the number of homeless children is at its highest ever, with an alarming 2,563 children living in hotels or ...

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20 April 2017 in , ,

Census Figures Show 10% of the Population Living in Overcrowded Accommodation with More People Than Rooms

Barnardos is concerned that today’s CSO report on Housing in Ireland, based on the 2016 census data, highlights an escalation in the numbers living in overcrowded conditions in Ireland. This confirms what Barnardos sees on the ground nationwide, with the numbers of children living in overcrowded conditions rising by the month. The CSO report shows that close to 1 in every 10 people now live in a...

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