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Children's Rights Referendum To Be Held On Saturday 10 November.
 
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# 1 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 18:00
 
 
Details of the proposed amendment are still being finalised, so the wording will not be published for a short time yet, however some of the proposed amendment are as follows;

In a reworking of the language of the 1916 Proclamation, the committee proposed that “the State shall cherish all the children of the State equally”. (The Proclamation says “children of the nation”).

Currently, it is virtually impossible for a child of married parents to be placed for adoption but the Government’s proposed amendment will authorise the principle of adoption, irrespective of the parents’ marital status.

The Government’s wording will set out, as one source put it, “what the State can or can’t do, when, and in what circumstances”.

As soon as the wording becomes available I will update the post.

How will you be voting?

And the wording is as follows :

Proposed New Article 42A

Children

1. The State recognises and affirms the natural and imprescriptible rights of all children and shall, as far as practicable, by its laws protect and vindicate those rights.

2. 1° In exceptional cases, where the parents, regardless of their marital status, fail in their duty towards their children to such extent that the safety or welfare of any of their children is likely to be prejudicially affected, the State as guardian of the common good shall, by proportionate means as provided by law, endeavour to supply the place of the parents, but always with due regard for the natural and imprescriptible rights of the child.

2° Provision shall be made by law for the adoption of any child where the parents have failed for such a period of time as may be prescribed by law in their duty towards the child and where the best interests of the child so require.

3. Provision shall be made by law for the voluntary placement for adoption and the adoption of any child.

4. 1° Provision shall be made by law that in the resolution of all proceedings -

i brought by the State, as guardian of the common good, for the purpose of preventing the safety and welfare of any child from being prejudicially affected, or

ii concerning the adoption, guardianship or custody of, or access to, any child, the best interests of the child shall be the paramount consideration.

2° Provision shall be made by law for securing, as far as practicable, that in all proceedings referred to in subsection 1° of this section in respect of any child who is capable of forming his or her own views, the views of the child shall be ascertained and given due weight having regard to the age and maturity of the child
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# 2 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 18:05
 
 
Someone said :
How will you be voting?

Ill probably walk to the voting station and then put an X beside the one i want, with a pencil.
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# 3 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 18:34
 
 
i will vote no because nowhere in the wording does it say anything about chreldens responsibiteys, every weekend i see 15 and 16 year old chriedlen causing the worst type of trouble and they get away with it
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# 4 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 18:35
 
 
Someone said :
i will vote no because nowhere in the wording does it say anything about chreldens responsibiteys, every weekend i see 15 and 16 year old chriedlen causing the worst type of trouble and they get away with it

I'm sorry but...
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# 5 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 18:39
 
 
Someone said :
i will vote no because nowhere in the wording does it say anything about chreldens responsibiteys, every weekend i see 15 and 16 year old chriedlen causing the worst type of trouble and they get away with it

That's swayed my vote.
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# 6 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 18:51
 
 
Someone said :
Article 43A

The State shall ensure that the responsibilities of children are upheld, particularly in respect of not being naughty.

No child shall ring a doorbell and run away, save as may be provided for in legislation.

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# 7 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 18:54
 
 
Someone said :

Ill probably walk to the voting station and then put an X beside the one i want, with a pencil.

It's a crayon for this referendum.
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# 8 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 18:55
 
 
Wheelie, you so silly!
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# 9 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 18:55
 
 
it's alive!
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# 10 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 19:05
 
 
Children please!! It's all about:

Strengthening children’s rights in the Constitution will make a real difference to children and families. Constitutional reform would provide increased protection for children under the Constitution; it would:
1.Ensure all children will be treated equally, regardless of whether their parents are married or not.
2.Give children individual rights within the Constitution and would allow the courts to make decisions that are the child’s best interest.
3.Ensure that hundreds of children, currently living in limbo, will be able to be adopted by loving foster families, many of whom are blood relatives.
4.Put down an invaluable marker reflecting the values of Irish society, which will serve as the foundation stone for making Ireland one of the best places in the world to be a child.
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# 11 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 19:10
 
 
5.Stop the dreaded NickNaks
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# 12 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 19:10
 
 
Someone said :
Children please!! It's all about:

Strengthening children’s rights in the Constitution will make a real difference to children and families. Constitutional reform would provide increased protection for children under the Constitution; it would:
1.Ensure all children will be treated equally, regardless of whether their parents are married or not.
2.Give children individual rights within the Constitution and would allow the courts to make decisions that are the child’s best interest.
3.Ensure that hundreds of children, currently living in limbo, will be able to be adopted by loving foster families, many of whom are blood relatives.
4.Put down an invaluable marker reflecting the values of Irish society, which will serve as the foundation stone for making Ireland one of the best places in the world to be a child.

Well after treading that it is very important for alot of children to have these rights.
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# 13 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 20:20
 
 
Someone said :
Children please!! It's all about:

Strengthening children’s rights in the Constitution will make a real difference to children and families. Constitutional reform would provide increased protection for children under the Constitution; it would:
1.Ensure all children will be treated equally, regardless of whether their parents are married or not.
2.Give children individual rights within the Constitution and would allow the courts to make decisions that are the child’s best interest.
3.Ensure that hundreds of children, currently living in limbo, will be able to be adopted by loving foster families, many of whom are blood relatives.
4.Put down an invaluable marker reflecting the values of Irish society, which will serve as the foundation stone for making Ireland one of the best places in the world to be a child.

@horatiok well said.

This referendum is long, long overdue and can't come soon enough. Children have been failed so badly by this country for generations and this referendum is a means of putting this right.
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# 14 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 20:34
 
 
Once the wording is published, people can decide whether it lives up to its promise.
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# 15 : Tuesday 18-9-2012 @ 21:26
 
 
Someone said :
Once the wording is published, people can decide whether it lives up to its promise.

It was published in Tipperary
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