Month: May 2021

News

The future of the Irish Social Welfare System

On 24 March, the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) hosted a webinar on the future of the Irish social welfare system. The talk was based on a study recently published by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), co-authored by Dr. Helen Johnston and Dr. Anne-Marie McGauran.  The presentation set out the main challenges facing

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The National Childcare Scheme

The NCS was launched in November 2019 to provide financial support for parents towards the cost of their childcare. The NCS includes two types of financial subsidies towards the cost of quality childcare: A universal subsidy payable for children aged between 24 weeks and 36 months. This subsidy is not means-tested and is available to

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SunSmart Kids

Playing and spending time outdoors is a fun and vital part of childhood. Protecting children’s skin from the sun when outside reduces their risk of skin cancer in later life. The Healthy Ireland SunSmart campaign encourages children and young people to protect their skin when outdoors by following the simple SunSmart 5 S’s from April

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The EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee

The European Commission has recently launched a new EU policy framework to ensure the protection of rights of all children, and secure access to basic services for vulnerable children. This framework is composed by the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee. Both initiatives have been informed by extensive

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Our Rural Future: Rural Development Policy 2021 – 2025

On the 29 of March, the Government published Our Rural Future, a national policy that provides a framework to achieve the long-term social and economic development of rural Ireland over the next five years. The over-arching vision of the policy is of a thriving rural Ireland that can create quality jobs in vibrant, lived-in rural

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