Wednesday July 15, 2020

Thinking of the children

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald talks to Susan Mitchell about the challenges facing her department and what she hopes to achieve while in office.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
19th February, 2012
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Frances Fitzgerald: referendum will be held this year. Photo: Tony o'Shea

It has been a good week for Frances Fitzgerald, who told an Oireachtas committee on health that the country's referendum on children would proceed this year. Children's representative groups applauded the long-awaited announcement, as well as the decision to hold the referendum as a stand-alone vote.

The need for a constitutional amendment on behalf of children has been an issue for decades and was raised by former president Mary Robinson back in 1976. Indeed, this...

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