RTE Drivetime 10 April 2013 End Child Poverty Within the EU Event Coverage
Coverage of the joint EAPN/Eurochild Child Poverty event 10-11 April 2013 in Dublin.
Unicef warns over child poverty gap
Irish Independent, 10/04/2013. Ireland is at risk of leaving its most vulnerable children behind as the poverty gap widens, a United Nations report has found. . . .
Can we end EU child poverty? Experts to discuss taking action
Journal.ie, Wednesday 10/04/13 HOW CAN WE eliminate child poverty in the European Union?
State removes foster children from families that are 'unsuitable'
Irish Independent, By Eilish O'Regan Health Correspondent, 28/02/2013. A NUMBER of vulnerable children placed with foster families that were later found to be unsuitable have been moved to alternative state accommodation. . . .
Use child benefit savings to help struggling families, say rights groups
Irish Examiner. 19/02/13 Children’s rights groups have insisted that any savings made from further cuts to child benefit payments must be ring-fenced for redistribution to struggling families to reduce the number of children at risk of poverty. . . .
Squeezed middle-income families will 'suffer most' under new child-benefit plan
Irish Independent. 19/02/13 HIGH earners will suffer less than middle-income families under proposed changes to child benefit, an expert report has found. . . . .
Call to 'poverty-proof' budget for children
Irish Times. 19/02/13 Budget 2014 needs to be “poverty-proofed” to protect vulnerable families, the chief executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance said yesterday. . . .
Alliance criticises proposed child benefit reforms
Evening Echo. 18/02/13 The Children's Rights Alliance has criticised the Government over a forthcoming report which recommmends cuts to child benefit. . . .
Government Awarded Overall C Grade in 2013 Report Card
Journal.ie 18/02/2013 THE GOVERNMENT HAS been given a ‘C Grade’ in the Children’s Rights Alliance’s report card for 2013 – a slight drop from its C+ last year. . . .
Government seeking ways to protect children from poverty
RTE.ie 18/02/13 Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said that she and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald are looking at ways to improve funding for children at risk of poverty. . . .