Recent Submissions

  • This is Barnardos’ Children’s Budget 2008 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2007)
    The recommendations we are putting forward in the Children’s Budget 2008 stand to benefit all children living in Ireland but specifically those living in poverty. Children living in poverty need targeted income help for ...
  • This is Barnardos’ Children’s Budget 2007 

    Barnardos (2006)
    Barnardos is putting forward a Children’s Budget for 2007. This budget submission prioritises the key factors that determine the quality of children’s lives - household income, education, medical needs and play/recre ...
  • Budget 2006: Invest in Children’s Future 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2005)
    Budget 2006 must reduce the gap between the rich and the poor. Ireland has the 3rd highest level of poverty across 18 industrialised countries, with the richest 10% of the population having 9.7 times more wealth than the ...
  • Children’s Budget 2009 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
    2009 will be a difficult year. The threat of recession is already foreshadowed by increasing unemployment and rising cost of living. For many of us, the coming belt-tightening is an inevitable reality but one that means ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Social Protection 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2015)
    Irish political and public discourse has firmly shifted from recession to recovery. This rhetoric is supported by Exchequer accounts, with the Government announcing it expects a substantial surplus in this year’s budget.1 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Children's Budget 2022 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    Over the last 12 months, children and their families have faced great uncertainty and disruption to their lives. For some, it has compounded existing disadvantage. For others, it has presented children and parents with ...