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#Smacking

# smacking - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

FactCheck: Are children who get smacked more successful later in life?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are children who get smacked more successful later in life?

Apr 12th 2016, 8:56 AM 52,021 Views 190 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks into the study that caused ructions on Liveline yesterday.

# smacking - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed
# Smacking Ban
# Smacking Ban

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed

Oct 21st 2015, 3:05 PM 19,394 Views 72 Comments

A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.

# smacking - Monday 19 October, 2015

Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children?

Oct 19th 2015, 8:43 AM 22,574 Views 246 Comments

Minister James Reilly is seeking a ban – do you agree with him?

# smacking - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Making parents criminals for smacking their kids? "Totally unacceptable"
# Nanny State
# Nanny State

Making parents criminals for smacking their kids? "Totally unacceptable"

May 28th 2015, 9:37 AM 13,022 Views 160 Comments

One TD is very unhappy about the proposal.

# smacking - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Corporal punishment to be outlawed in foster care - James Reilly
# Smacking
# Smacking

Corporal punishment to be outlawed in foster care - James Reilly

May 27th 2015, 3:08 PM 27,124 Views 109 Comments

An EU ruling stating Irish laws on smacking children are in breach of European law was issued this morning following a formal complaint from a UK-based NGO.

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children?

May 27th 2015, 9:47 AM 21,174 Views 155 Comments

Europe thinks we do.

# smacking - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the smacking of children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the smacking of children?

Mar 7th 2015, 10:11 AM 25,322 Views 212 Comments

There is no Irish ban on physical punishment of children by their parents.

Ireland could be next for rap on the knuckles over smacking children
# Physical Punishment
# Physical Punishment

Ireland could be next for rap on the knuckles over smacking children

Mar 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 13,843 Views 94 Comments

Currently, there is no outright ban on physical punishment of children by their parents or caregivers.

# smacking - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable
# Smacking
# Smacking

Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable

Feb 7th 2015, 10:09 AM 12,875 Views 123 Comments

Pope Francis said this week that it’s okay for parents to smack their children.

# smacking - Friday 6 February, 2015

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?
# Corporal Punishment
# Corporal Punishment

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?

Feb 6th 2015, 8:45 AM 29,286 Views 175 Comments

The Pope says it is, sometimes.

# smacking - Friday 25 July, 2014

UN tells Ireland to ban smacking children
# Spare The Rod
# Spare The Rod

UN tells Ireland to ban smacking children

Jul 25th 2014, 6:15 AM 12,110 Views 152 Comments

They say that the State should focus on promoting non-violent forms of discipline.

# smacking - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Mischievous walrus gives unlucky girl a huge slap on the bum
# I Am The Walrus
From The Daily Edge
# I Am The Walrus

Mischievous walrus gives unlucky girl a huge slap on the bum

May 4th 2014, 10:30 AM 4,387 Views 1 Comment

Thus begins a lifetime fear of walruses.

# smacking - Friday 27 September, 2013

Ireland tells UN there are 'severe sentences' for violence against children
# Children
# Children

Ireland tells UN there are 'severe sentences' for violence against children

Sep 27th 2013, 7:51 AM 7,044 Views 117 Comments

Earlier this month there were calls for the government to ban corporal punishment in the home.

# smacking - Monday 2 September, 2013

Government urged to introduce ban on smacking children
# Corporal Punishment
# Corporal Punishment

Government urged to introduce ban on smacking children

Sep 2nd 2013, 10:07 AM 2,575 Views 38 Comments

The Children’s Rights Alliance has questioned why children are protected against abuse in school but do not have the same protections at home.

Poll: Would you support a ban on smacking children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support a ban on smacking children?

Sep 2nd 2013, 9:26 AM 6,508 Views 154 Comments

Amid calls for a complete ban, the government has said a balance should be struck between supporting good parenting and imposing criminal sanctions on those failing to adhere to good practice. What do you think?

# smacking - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Poll: Should all smacking of children be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all smacking of children be banned?

Aug 5th 2012, 11:49 AM 10,862 Views 228 Comments

The Government announced last December that it is considering an outright ban on parents smacking their children. What do you think?

Column: Why Ireland must ban all smacking of children
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why Ireland must ban all smacking of children

Aug 5th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,301 Views 172 Comments

Smacking is on the same spectrum as violent abuse – and only serves to legitimise lashing out, writes Kate Ferguson.

# smacking - Friday 30 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Dec 30th 2011, 7:51 PM 4,603 Views 5 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Smacking ban could be on the way; how Ireland looked from abroad in 2011; and the unfortunate power of Twitter…

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.