Ireland says ‘yes’ to children’s rights

voters have approved an amendment to insert stronger rights for children into Ireland’s constitution with a narrower-than-expected 57.4 per cent “yes” vote. Only a third of registered voters participated in Saturday’s referendum.

Prime minister Enda Kenny said yesterday the amendment will make it easier for Irish children to be adopted, for courts to remove children from abusive homes and for children to testify in court.


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