#InvestInChildhood North East Launch

On Monday 8th February, the ISPCC North East branch called on all election candidates in the Louth and Meath constituencies to make and keep promises to children. The event, which took place in the Ballymascanlon House Hotel in Dundalk, brought together election candidates and professionals in areas such as child protection, welfare, education, and drug awareness among others. In her opening address, Danielle Lambe, Childline Supervisor, and ISPCC local coordinator for the event said: “These are not just National issues, plucked from a National database that has no specific relevance to us here. These are the issues that our children and young people are struggling with here in the North East, on our very doorsteps. The election candidates have a unique opportunity at hand, and we truly hope that they do not let it pass them by. They have the opportunity to make real, lasting, and positive change to the lives of children and young people in Ireland both today, and for generations to come. The ISPCC urges them to invest in our children, their childhoods, and the childhoods of children in Ireland for years to come” 14 candidates attended and all of them were prepared to #InvestInChildhood

#InvestInChildhood Mayo Launch

The ISPCC Mayo held the third in a series of regional Election Events taking place around the country. Five general election candidates from the constituency were represented, which included current T.D. Michelle Mulherin of Fine Gael. Also in attendance was Tom Moran of People Before Profit, Margaret Sheehan of the Green Party, Rose Conway-Walsh representing Sinn Fein and Michael Farrington of Renua. Also present were stakeholders, members of the public and volunteers from the ISPCC. Aoife Griffin, the ISPCC Services Manager, West spoke to the crowd on the services provided by the ISPCC in Mayo and how this frontline work has influenced the asks set out in the campaign.

#InvestInChildhood Cork Launch

Members of the ISPCC Children’s Advisory Committee were present at the charity’s Cork General Election event and have called upon all election candidates to make and keep promises to children.The ISPCC Cork held the first in a series of regional Election Events taking place around the country as part of their #InvestInChildhood Election Campaign. Former ISPCC volunteer and current Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Chris O’Leary, spoke passionately before the candidate’s discussion about his own experience of working with youth people in Cork City and County.

See the #InvestInChildhood National Launch

The ISPCC were delighted with the launch of the #InvestInChildhood campaign at the Dail and Buswell's hotel (Launch HQ) The event was well attended by press, election candidates, industry professionals, staff and young people. It was a landmark event to promote important discussion on the needs of young people in Ireland today. See the video for some of the highlights of the event.

ISPCC launches #InvestInChildhood Campaign

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Members of the ISPCC Children’s Advisory Committees have launched the charity’s Invest in Childhood General Election campaign - by calling on all election candidates to make and keep promises to children. The next Government has a once in a generation opportunity to address these significant children’s issues.

 

 

Local events information announced

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There will be a number of local events running throughout the campaign. The aim of these events is to bring candidates together to present our campaign, to express ISPCC’s stance and to secure commitment to include these in the programme for government. Other stakeholders and members of the local constituency will also be invited. Candidates will have an opportunity to outline where they stand in relation to the ISPCC’s campaign messages.

Date

Time

Location

Venue

Contact

Fri 29th Jan

10:30

Cork

Ambassador Hotel

Christina.Kelly@ispcc.ie

Thursday 4th Feb

14:00

Mayo

TF Royal Hotel

Aoife.griffin@ispcc.ie

Monday 8th Feb

10:30

Dundalk

Ballymascanlon

Danielle.Lambe@ispcc.ie

Monday 15th Feb

10:00

Swords

Crowne Plaza

Olanike.Oyedeji@ispcc.ie
Edna.keogh@ispcc.ie 

Friday 19th Feb

TBC

Limerick

TBC

Aoife.Griffin@ispcc.ie

Launch of #InvestInChildhood Campaign Videos

In preparation for the national launch of the ISPCC's #InvestInChildhood campaign we have prepared two launch videos expressing our requests to the government. The ISPCC also asked young people what they thought should be a priority for children in the future. See both videos here>>

 

 

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Email: info@ispcc.ie
Website: www.ispcc.ie

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