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  • Children’s Perspective of Budget 2018 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2017)
    Budget 2018 has provided some small gains for families, such as funding for frontline health services and investment in housing supports. However, it is disappointing that it fails to provide real solutions for the major ...
  • Analysis of Budget 2016 from a Child Perspective 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2015)
    Barnardos welcomes the investment in children in Budget 2016 as an important first step in tackling child poverty and inequality. It will, however, take a sustained plan to properly resource the services which most impact ...
  • Analysis of Budget 2015 from a Children and Families Perspective 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2014)
    Barnardos is pleased that some announcements made in Budget 2015 show the Government is keen to offer some relief to low income families. Measures such as a €5 increase in child benefit for all families will help alleviate ...
  • Children’s Budget 2015 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2014)
    As 2014 progresses there is increasing commentary highlighting Ireland’s return to economic growth with better than expected exchequer returns, reducing unemployment and increasing consumer confidence. But such commentary ...
  • Children’s Budget 2014 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2013)
    Children are growing up feeling hopeless and helpless. The impact of consecutive austerity budgets has put substantial pressure on their families. Parents are coping with overwhelming stress and anxiety and Barnardos is ...
  • Children's Budget 2013 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2012)
    There is little doubt that the recession has taken its toll on families across Ireland in recent years. All families, with few exceptions, have struggled with the impact of increasingly stretched incomes. However, there ...
  • Analysis of Budget 2014 from a Children and Families Perspective 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2013)
    Barnardos welcomes some key measures announced in Budget 2014 particularly those that will ease the financial burden on many hard pressed families. The introduction of practical measures such as free GP care to the under ...
  • Analysis of Budget 2013 from a Children and Families Perspective 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2012)
    Barnardos is deeply concerned about the impact the measures outlined in Budget 2013 will have on children and families across Ireland, particularly those struggling on low incomes. This Budget belies the Government’s ...
  • 2017 Pre Budget Submission 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2016)
    Budget 2017 presents an opportunity which must not be wasted. Not only will this be the first budget of a new government undertaking a collaborative approach to governing as a minority, but it also cements the return to ...
  • Every Childhood Lasts a Lifetime: Invest in Children: Barnardos' Pre-budget Submission, 2005. 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2004)
    The theme of the 2005 Barnardos Pre-Budget Submission to Government is "Invest in Children". It is a truism to state that children are a country's future but Barnardos would argue that investment in this generation of ...
  • Children’s Budget 2023 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
    Over the last 12 months, children and their families faced great uncertainty and disruption to their lives, first through pandemic restrictions and more recently with unprecedented cost of living increases. For some, ...
  • Children's Budget 2018: Key Recommendations 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2017)
    Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are 5 times more likely to perform poorly in science, reading and maths compared to their advantaged peers.
  • Key Changes in Budget 2021 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020-10-14)
    The focus of Budget 2021 is investment in the resilience of the Irish people and the economy; children have demonstrated incredible resilience in this pandemic and continue to do so. Investment in children has never been ...
  • Children's Perspective of Budget 2019 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018-10-10)
    Budget 2019 demonstrates some effort to tackle child poverty through much needed social welfare changes; but the Government failed to deliver the ambition and vision required to meet its own target of lifting 100,000 ...
  • Children's Budget 2021 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020-09)
    This new Government has taken office at what is undoubtedly one of the most challenging periods in recent history. For children, this is a critical time with much uncertainty; but with the right budgetary allocation it ...
  • Children's Budget 2020 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2019-07)
    Barnardos mission is to help transform children’s lives through our services; support parents; and challenge society where it fails our children. Barnardos works with vulnerable children who have experienced an adverse ...
  • Children's Budget 2019 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018-06)
    When a child is lost, the world takes notice. Search parties are formed. Front-page stories are printed. Airports are closed. We are captivated by the terror. And we will all work hard to find that child because we know ...
  • Barnardos Chidren's Budget 2018 (pre budget submission) 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    While the economic recovery is clearly evidenced in some sections of society, there are many others who are still struggling to catch up due to the combination of inadequate public services and persistent cycles of poverty ...