Irish Referendum on children

Marie-Thérèse O’Loughlin

Photo: Marie-Thérèse O’Louglin, Donnybrook, Dublin, Summer 2012

“It gives many people who have been upset and outraged by revelations of child abuse of the past an opportunity to do something positive, to put provisions in our constitution to try and ensure we provide better protection for children in the future,” [Justice Minister Alan Shatter] The proposed constitutional amendment looks at a number of areas of children’s rights including adoption, protection, state intervention in neglect cases and giving children a say in their own protection proceedings. It’s a proud day for survivors of institutional child abuse /clerical child abuse.

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