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

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.