In July 2017, the Irish state delegation, led by Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, David Stanton TD, appeared before the UN Committee against Torture as part of Ireland’s examination under the UN Convention against Torture and Other Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). The Irish Delegation of NGOs Last Friday, 11 August the Committee published the Concluding Observations (recommendations) for Ireland.




Legal Aid Board Must Reverse its Decision or Children’s Constitutional Rights will Suffer

The Children’s Rights Alliance is calling for the Legal Aid Board to reverse its decision to restrict referrals to the District Court providing legal advice and representation for families.


Budget 2018 will be a litmus test of Taoiseach’s commitment to lift 100,000 children out of poverty
Dublin, 20th July 2017 – UNDER EMBARGO until 21st July 2017






Welcome to issue 3 of the Children's Rights Alliance's Early Years newsletter.



By Tanya Ward, Chief Executive

Children’s Rights Alliance Congratulates Geoffrey Shannon 

The Brexit process has, thus far, ignored the voices of children and young people.

We, the undersigned, represent over 1800 children’s rights organisations across Europe and believe the rights of children and young people must be protected and championed as part of the process.

Children and young people in the United Kingdom and across the EU will be the most impacted in the long term by the Brexit vote, yet they have had no opportunity to have their opinions heard on this issue by decision-makers.


PRESS RELEASE: Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Children’s Rights Alliance Welcomes Increases to Direct Provision Payment & Back to School Allowance for Children

The Children’s Rights Alliance welcomes today’s announcement by incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD to increase the weekly Direct Provision Allowance from €15.60 to €21.60 and the Back to School Allowance for children by 25%.

Top Irish musicians perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
on World Music Day
in aid of national children’s rights organisation

21 June 2017, Midsummer’s Day and World Music Day, will see Dublin celebrate one of its most exciting musical ventures pushing the boundaries of what can be expected from a classical music performance, with more than 120 musicians taking to the stage to perform the monumental Beethoven's Ninth Symphony alongside four world premieres.