Ireland - Country Profile 2022 on children in need
Eurochild recently published a new report, (In)visible children, on the situation of children in need across Europe. Read feedback from our members from Ireland on the European Semester, on EU funding, and on the development of the Child Guarantee National Action Plans and further analysis on child poverty and social exclusion
In our latest report, (In)visible Children - Eurochild 2022 report on children in need across Europe, together with our members we urge governments and decision-makers to support the most vulnerable children and prevent widening inequalities.
Eurochild member, Children's Rights Alliance, notes that the European Semester Country Report for Ireland outlines some priorities related to children, namely early childhood development, education, children impacted by the pandemic and the exacerbated conditions they face. However, the recommendations included in the country report do not sufficiently meet the specific needs of children.
When it comes to funding priorities, Eurochild member, Children's Rights Alliance, calls on the Irish government to prioritise investments for a successful implementation of the Child Guarantee.