The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in NUI Galway, in collaboration with Foróige hosted a one-day event called Research & Practice Talking for Foróige staff in the West and North West regions. The event took place on Tuesday, 4th March 2014 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo.
Actor Cillian Murphy appeared as a special guest of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway on 31st January for a screening and discussion of the film 'Broken'. The actor, a patron of the Centre, was interviewed by young researchers in a post-screening discussion on how young people interpret the film’s portrayal of family, relationships and community.
Ms. Rebecca O’Shaughnessy and Dr. Forkan Cormac attended the launch of the 6th Children and Youth Programme (CYP) report in Belfast on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 addressing "Maternal Mental Health and Poverty: The Impact on Children’s Education".