Tuesday 24 January 2017

Children's rights

Published 01/11/2012 | 17:00

• Why in God's name did it take so long to give Irish children full rights as Irish citizens in their own right in our Constitution?

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Having said that, I welcome it with open arms and believe nobody should even consider voting No in the landmark referendum on November 10 which at last is giving recognition and protection to our children.

The following words are a joy to read: "The views of the child shall be ascertained and given due weight."

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