CHILDREN’S BEAUTY PAGEANTS COULD BE BANNED HERE
The government is set to back calls for child beauty pageants to be banned in Ireland.
The children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald is accepting an all-party call from the Seanad to discourage the pageants.
Politicians united in anger last September when the first ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’-style pageant of its kind here was held in Monaghan, after a venue in Balbriggan, Dublin cancelled the booking.
However it’s understood the State cannot ban pageants under existing rules.