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Not Enough Investment Behind Mental Health Task Force Report, says Children’s Rights Alliance

Call for Expressions of Interest: Establishment of Specialist Legal Advice Outreach Clinics for Children and Young People


Age of Criminal Responsibility at 10 Years "highly illogical" warns Child Protection Rapporteur

The Children’s Rights Alliance warmly welcomes the release of the Tenth Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Prof. Geoffrey Shannon. The Report spotlights key threats to the safety and protection of children in Ireland.



Wednesday, 22 November 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Government Announcement on Reception Directive is Positive for Children

The Children’s Rights Alliance has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will opt-in to the EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU) allowing asylum seekers to seek employment under certain conditions. Notably the Directive also contains a dedicated section on children.


Wednesday, 8 November 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Children’s Charities Reunite Five Years after Children’s Referendum

Ireland’s leading children’s organisations Barnardos, the Children’s Rights Alliance and the ISPCC are hosting a major conference in Dublin this morning (Wednesday, 8 November). This noteworthy conference takes place five years after the Children’s Referendum on 10 November 2012 to strengthen children’s rights in the Irish Constitution.

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The Children’s Rights Alliance unites over 100 members working together to make Ireland one of the best places in the world to be a child.

We change the lives of all children by making sure that their rights are respected and protected in our laws, policies and services. We identify problems for children. We develop solutions. We educate and provide information on children’s rights. We unite our members and put pressure on Government to put children first.

Budget 2018 Failed to Deliver the Big Investment that is Needed

Budget 2018 was announced on 10 October 2017. But what does it mean for children and young people? Read our detailed post-budget analysis here.