Watch and Listen

Watch and Listen


In October 2018, the Children’s Rights Alliance held five events on responding to the needs of refugee children in Ireland.


First: Pat Leahy on the comments yesterday by an EU Commission spokesperson suggesting that a hard border will appear in the case of a no deal Brexit, a suggestion flatly rejected by Simon Coveney. But what are our plans in the case of a no deal Brexit?


Watch Chief Executive Tanya Ward on Ireland AM speaking about child homelessness, the need for quality and affordability in early years childcare, and the potential for positive impacts in child protection from the Sexual Offences Bill:


In the wake of yesterday's (11 April 2016) sentencing in the Galway neglect and abuse case we look the scale of this issue of family neglect and what resources are availa


The Children's Rights Alliance calls for an immediate child protection and welfare audit to be carried out in all properties used as emergency acccommmodation for homeless families.


Watch the RTE Six-One News coverage of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child review of Ireland in Geneva. The Committee met with representatives of the Irish Government (including Dr James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs) for the first time in a decade. Reporter Joe Little also interviews teenagers who were watching the review process from Ireland. Listen to these young people talk about poverty and their experiences of the direct provision system.


A top UN body puts a spotlight on Ireland's children's rights record in January 2016 for the first time in ten years. Are We There Yet? is our report covering many of the positive reforms for children that have taken place in this time.


Chief Executive, Tanya Ward, on RTE Six One News discusses the importance of following through on the recent Direct Provision Working Group recommendations..



Ireland has recently been found to be in breach of the European Social Charter in its failure to explicitly outlaw corporal punishment. Children's Rights Alliance Chief Executive, Tanya Ward, Speaks about the need challenge the acceptanc of corporal punsihment in the home and other settings.



Tanya Ward on the Council of European Corporal Punishment decision that found Ireland in breach of the Europan Social Charter.