Calling all children! If you could ask the Taoiseach one question what would it be?

The Ark Children's Council is inviting children aged 2-12 from across Ireland to submit a question that they would like to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. A selection of these will then be delivered to the Taoiseach’s office on Universal Children’s Day.

The Ark Children's Council 2017/18.

Universal Children’s Day will take place on Monday 20 November. This day is an opportunity to give children a voice and to celebrate their rights. To mark this, children at The Ark in Dublin are setting out to gather together questions from children aged 2-12 across Ireland which they would like to ask the Taoiseach. Once all submissions are in, The Ark’s Children’s Council (made up of 30 children from across Dublin) will work through them and make a selection to send to the Taoiseach.

On Universal Children’s Day, members of the Children’s Council will themselves submit the questions to the office of the Taoiseach. The hope is that these questions will represent what is important to children across the country.

Questions can be submitted here or the child could record their question, write them down, or maybe even draw a picture with the question and send it to
Please include the child’s first name, age and what area of Ireland they live in. The deadline for submitting questions is 8 November at 5pm.

Grown-ups are asked to please help the child in sending their question to The Ark if needed, but are urged to respect and support the spirit of the occasion by allowing children to use their own words and come up with their own questions.