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UN panel to hear nearly 6,000 unassigned child protection cases in Ireland

14 Jan 2016

The Government has told a UN committee there are nearly 6,000 child protection cases awaiting assignment to social workers in Ireland.

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International Research Project: University of Birmingham.

13 Jan 2016

Recruitment of social workers to participate in focus groups and interviews. The project is an international (funded by NORFACE and called 'Welfare State Futures').

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Refugee stories: Journeys from Syria and future hopes

22 Dec 2015

Syrians in Berlin tell of their flight from war-torn homeland. Words and pictures: Jacobia Dahm

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Three-fifths of children in homeless shelter under eight

22 Dec 2015

More than 1,000 under-eights will spend Christmas in emergency accommodation. Most recent national figures, for October, show 1,638 children from 774 families in homeless accommodation.

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State to treble payments to children in direct provision

21 Dec 2015

Government moves on child rights ahead of UN committee hearing in January

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Minister Kathleen Lynch welcomes groundbreaking legislation repealing the archaic Lunatics Act and Lunacy Regulation

18 Dec 2015

Major step forward in the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with capacity difficulties. Passage of Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013

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