Saoirse Brady, Children's Rights Alliance Research and Projects Manager discusses issues highlighted in the Report Card 2014 such as child poverty, migrant children living for many years in direct provision and the need for asylum claims to be dealt with faster and under a single legal procedure.
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RTE Radio 1 Drivtime cover the alunch of the Children's Rights Alliance Report Card 2014.
Launch of Report Card 2014. Report Card 2014 evaluates the Government on its progress during 2013 in meeting its commitments to children, as set out in the 2011 Programme for Government. This year it is awarded an overall 'C' grade, reflecting a satisfactory attempt to date, though children remain wanting. While the overall grade remains the same as Report Card 2013 there have been significant changes to individual grade sections with some grades rising in places and falling in others.
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