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. 

Conference: Constitutional Rights for Children - Five Years On



A conference organised by Barnardos, Children’s Rights Alliance and the ISPCC

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2



Not Enough Investment for Children in Budget 2018

The Children’s Rights Alliance, reacting to today’s Budget, has welcomed some important decisions to improve the lives of thousands of children and families. There are also a number of areas where children have not benefited enough.


Opinion by Tanya Ward, Chief Executive published in the

Irish Independent, 2 October 2017

There is an elephant in the room when it comes to childcare. Placing your little one into a crèche or with a childminder requires a leap of faith. Too often, parents are in the dark about much of what happens from dropping their kids off in the morning to collecting them later.


Published date: Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Anonymous Donation in Assisted Human Reproduction Robs Children of their Identity