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.


Garda Audit reveals child protection failings at the front line
Children's Rights Alliance responds to independent audit of child protection within An Garda Síochána

Children's Rights Alliance CEO Tanya Ward responds to child protection Garda audit
This paper puts forward real solutions that the Government can take to end child poverty. These are structural changes across a range of services including health, education and family services. This paper was developed under the auspices of the National Advisory Council on Children and Young People by a subgroup of members with the support of their organisations, and augmented through the participation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


Measuring Up for Children: Reviewing the 'McMahon' Recommendations

Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square East, Dublin 2

Thursday 8 June 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm 

Published in June 2015, the McMahon Report contained 173 recommendations to improve the protection process and direct provision for asylum seekers in Ireland.

The Children’s Rights Alliance and the Prevention and Early Intervention Network welcome the opening of a national discussion on the role of Community Nursing and Midwifery, and are delighted to have the opportunity to make a submission to the consultation process.

This submission seeks to support and inform the consultation process on the development of a Community Nursing and Midwifery Response to an integrated model of care and provides recommendations on how to strengthen the model being proposed by the Department of Health.

The Children’s Rights Alliance is deeply concerned about the provision of mental health services to
children and young people in Ireland. Recent studies suggest that young people in Ireland may have a
higher rate of mental health issues than similarly aged young people in other countries. This has not
resulted in a correlated level of service provision.


Children’s Rights Alliance Pays Tribute to Enda Kenny TD

The Children’s Rights Alliance has paid tribute to Enda Kenny TD following his retirement as leader of the Fine Gael party.

Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, said today: “We would like to thank Enda Kenny as outgoing leader of our country for his actions to promote children’s rights.



Children’s Rights Alliance Welcomes Right to Aftercare Plans


The Children’s Rights Alliance has responded to the announcement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD of a new entitlement to provide aftercare plans for children leaving the care system. This is to be backed up by promised funding for aftercare workers to support up to 600 children leaving care each year.