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Ombudsmans report shows need to listen to Children – Cullinane

1 June, 2011

Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane today welcomed the launch of the annual report of the children’s ombudsman Emily Logan.

Speaking in the Seanad he said that the report made some profound and thought-provoking recommendations.

‘This report highlights the need for policy makers and law makers to really listen to children in a meaningful way. I think perhaps if we had listened with greater care in the past, such tragedies as were highlighted in the Murphy report might have been avoided’.

Senator Cullinane said that the Seanad should invite Emily Logan, on foot of this report to come and address the house stating “particularly in the context of the forthcoming children’s referendum, it would be timely to invite the ombudsman here to listen to what she has to say, which I think would undoubtedly be of value”.

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