Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has welcomed the announcement that a referendum on the rights of children will be held on November 10th next.
Deputy Troy said: “The date for this referendum is long overdue and I welcome the fact that is has now been announced. Obviously we are still waiting to see the exact wording of the changes proposed for the Constitution but I welcome the fact that there are indications that the wording will be along the lines of that agreed by the all-party committee during the last Dáil.
“As the party’s new Spokesperson on Children I intend to play a full and active role in that campaign along with my colleagues. However I must stress that this referendum is just one element of the measures needed to protect children and it is incumbent upon Minister Fitzgerald to deliver the necessary resources to ensure a robust child protection system.”