Monday January 27, 2020

Children's vote not child's play

As RTE reviews its coverage of the Yes and No arguments, the government is taking no risks that a No campaign could derail the children's rights referendum, writes Niamh Connolly.

13th October, 2012
Paul Gilligan of the Children's Rights Alliance and children's minister Frances Fitzgerald: supporters of the amendment vastly outnumber those on the No side. Photo: Tony O'Shea

The government's campaign to strengthen children's rights in the Constitution starts officially tomorrow with an event to be hosted by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Temple Bar in Dublin.

A stream of leaflets and canvass cards from political parties will pop through letterboxes from next week until polling day on November 10. Given that all the political parties are backing the referendum, most - if not all - of those leaflets will be calling for a...

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