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04 Nov 2014
The ‘Irish Examiner’ reports on the recent 200 person rallying against three Roma families (more than 30 adults and children) in Waterford, Ireland. Equality and New Communities Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin claimed the situation of...
17 Oct 2014
The ‘Belfast Telegraph’ reports that an Irish High Court judge has negated a policy of child visitors at Northern Ireland’s prisons that required children aged 12-15 to be finger-scanned, while children aged 16-18 to be finger-scanned...
16 Oct 2014
‘Independent.ie’ reports that Gardai at the frontline of the war on human trafficking have been advised by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to _*“follow the money“_. She told a high-powered conference that *human...
16 Oct 2014
‘The Journal.ie’ reports that health care professionals are not aware of the occurrence of sex trafficking nor have they been trained to identify victims.That’s according to a study _*‘Sex Trafficking in Ireland from a Health Care...
19 Sep 2014
‘TheJournal.ie’ reports that the Government had approved the Minister James Reilly’s proposal about the signature and ratification of the “Third Optional Protocol to the UNCRC”:http://tdh-childprotection.org/news/key-...
11 Sep 2014
‘Irish Examiner’ reports that Parliamentary representatives launched a bill on grooming children for sexual exploitation. According to their recommendation, the crime should carry a maximum prison term of 14 years. In the past two years...
08 Sep 2014
‘Irish Examiner’ reports that Ireland’s current foreign adoption system permits ‘development aid’ to be paid by prospective parents to authorities in a child’s country of origin. This was reviewed by an...
05 Aug 2014
‘Herald’ published an article on the Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day. According to Pavee Point director there are approximately 5,000 members of the Roma community currently living in Ireland and that many are unable to avail of social...
08 Jul 2014
‘The Irish Times’ reports that Sgt Dave McInerney, the head of the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office said the following: “We won’t tolerate discrimination and our office is here to make sure police officers don’t...
08 Jul 2014
‘Irish Examiner’ reports that thousands of Irish people “must have been” illegally adopted, with many taken out of the country, the Adoption Authority has admitted. Illegal adoptions arise in different ways, but one of the...

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