Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said that the Children First Bill, which was published yesterday, will make it mandatory for certain professions and post-holders to report incidents of harm, and the risk of harm, to the Child and Family Agency. Where does that leave the sanctity of the confessional? Fr Gearoid O'Donoghue and Michael Nugent discuss.
Monica's daughter Shannon dreams of joining the army. She comes from a military family. She applied and was called. She failed because she does not meet the height requirement. She is 147cm height. Monica feels her daughter is a loss to the army and height shouldn't be an issue.
Inez daughter is currently in St Patricks Training College. Her son qualified as a teacher 3 years ago. The registration fee is nearly €3,000. During the course it is compulsory to go to the Gaeltacht twice. It costs €750 each time. This is an extra hidden cost that is no longer covered by the registration fee. It used to be covered by the registration fee.
The discussion about "Epipens" and their free availability continues. Breda is a paramedic she tells Joe about the importance of people being trained to use the pens correctly.