Ratify Hague Convention’ Urges Alliance

The current lapsing of a bilateral adoption agreement between Ireland and Vietnam has spotlighted the need for the urgent ratification by Ireland of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoptions – the international standard setter in the area of adoption. Although we recognise progress is being made, the Vietnamese Government report (MOLISA/UNICEF report) makes for worrying […]

Parenting Today is far From Child’s Play. Value Parenting to create a Child-Centred Society

Former ISPCC Chief Executive and current Chief Executive of St Patrick’s Hospital Mr Paul Gilligan, who features in the latest edition of the Children’s Rights Alliance Podcast Series (published today), says a parent, in today’sIreland, must endure increased pressures to successfully navigate their child into adulthood. In the latest podcast, where he discusses his book […]

Initial Submission on the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2014 to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality

This submission has been produced through collaboration and through the formation of a Working Group to review the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2014. These members include: Barnardos, EPIC, the Law Centre for Children and Young People (Ireland), Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Immigrant Council of Ireland, Irish […]

New Child and Family Support Agency must be more than a Logo Switch

A symposium entitled “Embedding a Children’s Rights Approach into the new Child and Family Support Agency” is being held today (27 February 2013) in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. The establishment of a Child and Family Support Agency is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revolutionise the delivery of child protection, family support and other children’sservices. […]

The Children and Family Relationships Bill 2014: a Children’s Rights Perspective

The Children and Family Relationships Bill represents the most significant change in family law in a generation and attempts to reflect the social reality of contemporary family life in Ireland. The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, is to be commended for the development of the innovative legislative proposals under consideration. The […]