The Children’s Rights Alliance welcomes the opportunity to make a written submission to the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in response to the draft combined fifth and sixth State report of Ireland to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. In order to avoid repetition we have grouped our feedback under thematic headings under which we refer to the relevant sections of the State Report. We have conducted a gap analysis and focused on omissions or updates that we believe would enhance and strengthen the State’s report and provide the Committee with greater context for its examination. The Alliance will produce its own parallel report in advance of the State’s examination in 2022 which will provide further updated information on priority issues following consultation with our members.
Monday, November 15, 2021