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26 Feb 2019
Children`s  Rights Allinace published the eleventh Report Card and the third under A Programme for a Partnership Government, assessing if the government of Ireland is keping its promises to children. The Irish Government is awarded an overall ‘C’...
30 Jan 2019
The population of Ireland is becoming increasingly diverse and this is reflected in the classrooms as well, with more pupils coming from a different background. The situation is different when it comes to teaching staff, since foreign-trained...
21 Jan 2019
No Child 2020 is a project of The Children's Rights Alliance, Eurochild Irish member, and The Irish Times aiming to address the fact Ireland the fastest growing economy in the Eurozone, while at the same time a country with the highest child...
10 Jan 2019
The Government of Ireland will accept five unaccompanied child migrants who have been rescued from the Mediterranean. The rescue ships arrived to Malta weeks ago but were refused permission to access ports, leaving around 50 refugees including women...
03 Jan 2019
Irish Times published the letter of Tanya Ward, The Children’s Rights Alliance Chief executive welcoming the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone’s call for the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the UN Convention...
02 Jan 2019
Ireland has changed the original legal definition of domestic abuse and expanded it to include emotional and psychological abuse. According to The Hill “the act defines “coercive control” as a type of manipulation in intimidating relationships that...
18 Jul 2017
The Children’s Rights Alliance in Ireland, a member and National Partner Network of Eurochild, welcomes the publication by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, of a consultation report undertaken by the Department of Children...
23 May 2017
The Irish Times reports that Dr. Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children in Ireland had most recently announced that homeless youth living with disabilities are not being listed as a priority on the State housing lists, moreover claiming that the...
23 Nov 2016
'The Irish News' reports that more commonly associated with the criminal justice system, schools are now turning to restorative practices to resolve conflict in the classroom and promote a safe and happy environment.
21 Sep 2016
The Belfast Telegraph reports that primary school teachers in Northern Ireland are to receive specialist training on how to teach children about keeping safe from abuse as part of a ground-breaking trial project. The initiative commissioned by...

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