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Gilmore continues to press the Taoiseach for answers on the deaths of children in care

Posted on May 26, 2010

In the Dáil today the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD continued to press the Taoiseach for answers on the deaths of children in care.

"Why is the Government still not in a position to say how many children died in the care of the State over the last 10 years?

Gilmore told the House that it was one thing to say the files cannot be handed over for legal reasons but quite a different thing that the numbers of deaths are not known. He went on to question the Taoiseach about the legal difficulties regarding sending files to the inquiry team in relation to the cases.

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It is incredible the Government doesn't know the number of deaths of children in care, Gilmore

Posted on May 25, 2010

The Taoiseach's response about the deaths of children in care was described as 'incredible' by the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD.

"It is incredible the State is not in a position to tell us how many children have died in its care," Deputy Gilmore said speaking in today's Leaders' Questions in the Dail.

"If the number of children dying in care is as high as 200 in the past 10 years, an average of 20 per year, then it works out 10 to 12 times the mortality rate in the wider population.

"The Taoiseach tells us he does not know the number of children who have died in State care."

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Cherishing Children - our Manifesto for Children

Posted on May 25, 2009

Cherishing Children - Eamon Gilmore TD with Pippa Long (4) and Tom Boran (5) at the launch of Cherishing Children
Eamon Gilmore TD with Pippa Long (4) and Tom Boran (5) at the launch of Cherishing Children

"The Labour Party's Manifesto for Children puts children at the heart of how we organise our society", the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD said today speaking at the launch of our manifesto for children 'Cherishing Children' which was also attended by Deputy Leader Joan Burton and our by-election candidates Senator Alex White (Dublin South and Senator Ivana Bacik (Dublin Central).

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Day 2 - This is Aoife

Posted on April 30, 2007

Aoife is our latest internet video and highlights Pat's Commitment for Change to provide a preschool place for all children. Aoife represents children from everywhere.

Less than one out of four of Irish children aged between three and four are currently in structured pre-school education. This contrasts with our European partners where at least two in every three children of that age enjoy such education. As the OECD has stated: "Given the impact that early childhood education and care has on building a strong foundation for lifelong learning and on ensuring equitable access to learning later, pre-primary education is very important."

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