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23 Jan 2020
Last year, in mid-December, the Irish Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, stated that ‘after too many years of indifference, we are finally seeing a rise of awareness on child poverty’. Comments like this from Ireland’s...
10 Jan 2020
Ireland’s Minister of Communications has announced a new bill which would establish an Online Safety Commissioner. The main purpose of the Commissioner is to protect children from toxic behaviours (cyber bullying, which has lead to child suicide) ...
11 Dec 2019
A study of drug dealing and organised crime in Ireland has found that children as young as 12 are being lured into gangs. The report, 'Building Community Resilience - a response to criminal networks', focuses on Irish criminal organisations, and...
04 Dec 2019
A primary school replaced homework in December with 'acts of kindness'. The aim is to spread the true meaning of Christmas by practising kindness for friends, family and the community. Participants have to do something nice to brighten someone’s day...
07 Nov 2019
In Ireland, a 17-year-old girl, Suaad, who is a refugee from Syria, received a scholarship to further her studies due to her excellent grades.  Suaad will study medicine and become a doctor one day, which has been her dream for a long time. She...
04 Nov 2019
Findings of a research conducted by the Irish Department of Education show gender gap exists between young girls and boys as well, regarding the opportunities to choose STEM subjects in schools. STEM is an abbreviation for subjects related to...
27 Sep 2019
Yesterday, on the European Day of Languages, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, hosted in Brussels the second European Education Summit. The Summit brought together 160 teachers, 19 national education ministers...
23 Sep 2019
Eurochild’s national partner network in Ireland, the Children’s Rights Alliance, published a report outlining the mental health and educational needs of refugee children in Ireland.  The report, ‘Safe Haven: A Study on the Needs of Refugee...
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...

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