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#Children's Rights

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Factory raids highlight India's illegal child labour
# Child Labour
# Child Labour

Factory raids highlight India's illegal child labour

Jun 12th 2012, 2:51 PM 2,898 Views 4 Comments

Dozens of migrant children were found illegally working in New Delhi despite child protection laws.

# childrens-rights - Monday 21 May, 2012

'Monster of Riga' paedophile jailed for abuses
# Monster Of Riga
# Monster Of Riga

'Monster of Riga' paedophile jailed for abuses

May 21st 2012, 2:56 PM 4,963 Views 16 Comments

Dutch paedophile was convicted of abusing more than 60 young children.

# childrens-rights - Friday 18 May, 2012

Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sinéad O'Connor - Ireland's children live in a caste system

May 18th 2012, 2:05 PM 148 Views 46 Comments

The singer has been horrified by a report on the state of a building which houses counselling services for teenagers – and argues that it is indicative of how some children are being ignored by the State.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Column: Ireland needs an international safeguard for our children
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs an international safeguard for our children

May 15th 2012, 10:00 AM 33 Views 5 Comments

We need to draw a line under our tragic history of child abuse – and a new international standard is the perfect opportunity, writes Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Column: 'The HSE think they're too big to fight, but I won't be silenced'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'The HSE think they're too big to fight, but I won't be silenced'

May 9th 2012, 6:37 PM 87 Views 13 Comments

Jack and Jill’s CEO Jonathan Irwin says he won’t go away until the domiciliary care allowance crisis is sorted out.

# childrens-rights - Friday 27 April, 2012

Minister for Justice releases figures on child abductions during 2011
# Abductions
# Abductions

Minister for Justice releases figures on child abductions during 2011

Apr 27th 2012, 5:55 PM 2,684 Views 4 Comments

Releasing the figures on parental-child abduction, Alan Shatter urged estranged partners experiencing problems to seek mediation in the best interests of the children involved.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Minister insists children’s rights referendum will take place this year
# Children
# Children

Minister insists children’s rights referendum will take place this year

Mar 21st 2012, 9:25 AM 1,065 Views 5 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald also welcomed yesterday’s publication by the Catholic Church of the report of the Apostolic Visitation to Ireland.

# childrens-rights - Saturday 17 March, 2012

'Exhaustion and dehydration' behind Kony 2012 campaigner's hospitalisation
# Kony 2012
# Kony 2012

'Exhaustion and dehydration' behind Kony 2012 campaigner's hospitalisation

Mar 17th 2012, 4:01 PM 6,472 Views 22 Comments

Jason Russell’s wife says that he “did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration”.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 16 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Feb 16th 2012, 8:00 PM 3,346 Views 1 Comment

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, plus the bits you may have missed…

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

26 bills - but no referendums - on government's list of Spring bills
# The Law
# The Law

26 bills - but no referendums - on government's list of Spring bills

Jan 11th 2012, 5:51 PM 2,268 Views 20 Comments

The government’s draft agenda for the Dáil’s spring term includes 26 bills to be published, and another 25 currently in draft.

# childrens-rights - Friday 30 December, 2011

Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government
# Smacking
# Smacking

Total ban on smacking children under consideration by Government

Dec 30th 2011, 5:03 PM 6,217 Views 109 Comments

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said an outright prohibition of all corporal punishment is an option.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Children's rights referendum for next year welcomed
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Children's rights referendum for next year welcomed

Dec 20th 2011, 9:26 AM 1,011 Views 6 Comments

The Minister for Children has said that the government is planning to hold the much-delayed referendum in 2012.

# childrens-rights - Friday 9 December, 2011

Column: Are Irish children safe now? I don't believe so
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Are Irish children safe now? I don't believe so

Dec 9th 2011, 7:15 AM 48 Views 9 Comments

Maeve Lewis of abuse survivors’ support group One in Four says new childhood protection legislation is welcome – but of little use without support services to back it up.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012

Dec 8th 2011, 5:37 PM 2,883 Views 8 Comments

Katherine Zappone has questioned ‘external pressure’ on the Government’s choice of cuts while Jillian van Turnhout says it was not a child-friendly document.

# childrens-rights - Friday 19 August, 2011

Dutch Catholic institute to review child deaths
# The Netherlands
# The Netherlands

Dutch Catholic institute to review child deaths

Aug 19th 2011, 8:42 AM 337 Views 8 Comments

The deaths of 40 children at the home in the early 1950s are not being treated as suspicious, according to Dutch prosecutors.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Children's referendum not likely until next year, says minister
# Referendum
# Referendum

Children's referendum not likely until next year, says minister

Jul 12th 2011, 4:03 PM 270 Views 1 Comment

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the draft text should be ready by autumn, but a referendum won’t be.

# childrens-rights - Monday 30 May, 2011

Agency to help Irish people looking to adopt abroad
# Adoption
# Adoption

Agency to help Irish people looking to adopt abroad

May 30th 2011, 1:20 PM 1,667 Views 0 Comments

Arc Adoption is the first mediation agency to be approved under the Hague Convention. It’s hoped that adoptions from Vietnam will resume soon, after they were suspended in early 2010.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Childline received 2,300 calls a day last year
# Childline
# Childline

Childline received 2,300 calls a day last year

May 10th 2011, 10:15 AM 671 Views 0 Comments

The service for children and young people says a referendum on children’s rights is essential. It’s calling an increase of 20,000 calls in 2010 ‘startling’.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Liam Neeson becomes first Irish goodwill ambassador for Unicef
# UNICEF
# UNICEF

Liam Neeson becomes first Irish goodwill ambassador for Unicef

Mar 29th 2011, 12:17 PM 1,220 Views 0 Comments

Actor joins elite tier of global ambassadors, alongside his mother-in-law Vanessa Redgrave.

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

# childrens-rights - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Children’s right referendum likely to be delayed
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Children’s right referendum likely to be delayed

Nov 3rd 2010, 7:15 AM 214 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach has indicated that the referendum on the rights of the child will take some time.

# childrens-rights - Sunday 31 October, 2010

Call for date of children's rights referendum to be set
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Call for date of children's rights referendum to be set

Oct 31st 2010, 3:22 PM 163 Views 0 Comments

TD Mary O’Rourke says that the referendum ought to take place early in 2011, and appealed to the government to release wording ahead of any vote.

# childrens-rights - Thursday 16 September, 2010

200 more child care workers to be employed by state
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

200 more child care workers to be employed by state

Sep 16th 2010, 7:56 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

The state has recruited an extra 133 child care social workers so far.

# childrens-rights - Monday 13 September, 2010

Bethany survivors demand inclusion in redress scheme
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Bethany survivors demand inclusion in redress scheme

Sep 13th 2010, 8:31 PM 390 Views 0 Comments

Survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany home demand to be acknowledged in the same manner as Catholic abuse victims.

# childrens-rights - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

Constutional change for rights of the child urgent
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Constutional change for rights of the child urgent

Jul 13th 2010, 2:00 PM 256 Views 0 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children has demanded a referendum on the rights of the child.