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Report to the Oireachtas on the Twenty-Eighth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2007

In a speech on 3 November, 2006, An Taoiseach announced his intention to hold a referendum on children’s rights and that he had requested the Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan, to initiate a process of consultation and discussion with the other Dáil parties and with all relevant interest groups.

This report sets out the OCO’s comments on the Bill in light of our advice to Government on this matter of 22 December 2006. This report was submitted to the Oireachtas further to Section 13(7) of the Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002, which provides for the submission of occasional reports to the Oireachtas.