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# childline - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Over 700 children contacted Childline on Christmas
# Call For Help
# Call For Help

Over 700 children contacted Childline on Christmas

Dec 26th 2020, 11:22 AM 19,099 Views 7 Comments

Children who contacted the helpline raised issues such as mental health difficulties, family tensions, and isolation.

# childline - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’
# Childline
# Childline

Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 16,896 Views 12 Comments

ISPCC Childline volunteer Lee Daly says many of the children calling in are struggling with all the extra issues brought about by the changes of 2020.

# childline - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions
# Childline
# Childline

Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions

Jun 30th 2020, 3:05 PM 6,661 Views 6 Comments

The number of contacts to Childline.ie doubled compared to the same period in 2019.

# childline - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding
# Never Give Up On A Child
# Never Give Up On A Child

Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding

Mar 25th 2020, 5:12 PM 10,476 Views 5 Comments

Hozier will be the first to participate on Friday.

# childline - Friday 20 March, 2020

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools

Mar 20th 2020, 6:02 PM 31,269 Views 15 Comments

The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.

# childline - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day
# Childline
# Childline

Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2019, 10:41 AM 28,563 Views 28 Comments

Volunteers with the charity answered 793 calls, online contacts and texts from children yesterday.

# childline - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline

Dec 26th 2018, 9:00 AM 7,850 Views 1 Comment

Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.

'Tension, fraught relationships, alcohol': Childline contacted 1,200 times on Christmas Day
# Childline
# Childline

'Tension, fraught relationships, alcohol': Childline contacted 1,200 times on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2018, 7:43 AM 12,765 Views 3 Comments

The number represents a 25% increase on last year’s contacts.

# childline - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record
# Cannonball 2018
# Cannonball 2018

Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record

Sep 8th 2018, 9:15 AM 53,252 Views 52 Comments

Cannonball 2018 kicked off from Malahide Castle yesterday morning.

# childline - Monday 28 May, 2018

Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year
# Abuse
# Abuse

Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year

May 28th 2018, 10:45 AM 6,265 Views 10 Comments

72% of phone calls answered by the charity came from males.

# childline - Monday 7 May, 2018

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members
# A Safe Space
# A Safe Space

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members

May 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 18,405 Views 5 Comments

There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.

# childline - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Childline closes its services again as weather conditions begin to deteriorate further
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Childline closes its services again as weather conditions begin to deteriorate further

Mar 1st 2018, 4:13 PM 9,574 Views 9 Comments

The government has urged everyone across the country to be at home from 4pm today.

# childline - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
# ISPCC
# ISPCC

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2017, 8:41 AM 14,771 Views 13 Comments

Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.

# childline - Monday 25 December, 2017

'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today
# Helpline
# Helpline

'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today

Dec 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 5,890 Views 7 Comments

A team of Childline volunteers are giving up their own Christmas to offer support to hundreds of children who will need to talk to someone.

# childline - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

ISPCC withdraws 'Headbomz' campaign ad from cinemas following worries it could upset children
# Childline
# Childline

ISPCC withdraws 'Headbomz' campaign ad from cinemas following worries it could upset children

Jun 6th 2017, 8:51 PM 25,984 Views 22 Comments

The charity said it had consulted with over 150 children while developing the campaign.

# childline - Monday 26 December, 2016

'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday
# Please Help
# Please Help

'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday

Dec 26th 2016, 12:40 PM 10,749 Views 10 Comments

Alcohol abuse was consistently mentioned by worried children who contacted the charity on Christmas Day.

# childline - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
# Abuse
# Abuse

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2015, 6:01 PM 18,356 Views 39 Comments

Some got in touch because they were worried about alcohol abuse while others simply needed company.

# childline - Friday 4 September, 2015

Young girls are being told who to talk to and where to go by their boyfriends
# Opinion
# Opinion

Young girls are being told who to talk to and where to go by their boyfriends

Sep 4th 2015, 1:10 PM 281 Views 55 Comments

Domestic violence can happen to anyone- regardless of their age, writes Alex O’Keefe.

# childline - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer
# Column
# Column

Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer

Jul 19th 2015, 4:30 PM 1,873 Views 16 Comments

After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.

# childline - Sunday 26 April, 2015

This courageous woman helped an 80-year-old man open up about being abused as a child
# Free To Talk
# Free To Talk

This courageous woman helped an 80-year-old man open up about being abused as a child

Apr 26th 2015, 10:00 PM 27,031 Views 12 Comments

She said, “I call myself a victor sometimes because everyday is a victory over it.”

# childline - Monday 20 April, 2015

Tubridy says online bullies can 'hunt down children like a pack of dogs'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Tubridy says online bullies can 'hunt down children like a pack of dogs'

Apr 20th 2015, 4:00 PM 16,266 Views 42 Comments

Childline answered over 1,200 calls every day in 2014.

# childline - Friday 26 December, 2014

Christmas Day at Childline: 1,208 calls and messages over just 24 hours
# Vital Help
# Vital Help

Christmas Day at Childline: 1,208 calls and messages over just 24 hours

Dec 26th 2014, 9:46 AM 10,377 Views 13 Comments

The charity had warned it would have to close its nighttime service — but a funding deal means it will now be able to stay open round-the-clock.

# childline - Monday 22 December, 2014

Some good news for a change: A funding deal means Childline can stay open 24-hours
# Threat Lifted
# Threat Lifted

Some good news for a change: A funding deal means Childline can stay open 24-hours

Dec 22nd 2014, 5:05 PM 8,969 Views 26 Comments

The service had warned it would have to close during nighttime hours, unless essential funding could be raised.

# childline - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Síle Seoige's Christmas charity single is beating Taylor Swift on iTunes
# Maybe This Christmas
From The Daily Edge
# Maybe This Christmas

Síle Seoige's Christmas charity single is beating Taylor Swift on iTunes

Nov 30th 2014, 11:16 AM 3,518 Views 1 Comment

Kind of. Shake THAT off, Taylor.

# childline - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding
# SOS
# SOS

Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding

Nov 4th 2014, 7:55 AM 4,195 Views 17 Comments

The charity needs €1.2 million in funding.

# childline - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?
# Support
# Support

Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?

Aug 10th 2014, 4:00 PM 17,020 Views 14 Comments

The ISPCC is looking for volunteers for its Childline service.

# childline - Saturday 31 May, 2014

'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession

May 31st 2014, 7:37 PM 25,562 Views 72 Comments

Last week Childline said its service deals not just with abuse children, but with children who are worried about the recession and how it’s impacted on their families.

# childline - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Opinion: Childline is at breaking point – who else will listen to vulnerable children?
# Children
# Children

Opinion: Childline is at breaking point – who else will listen to vulnerable children?

May 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 779 Views 21 Comments

Childline should be expanding. Instead we’re faced with the awful possibility that a child calling in desperation might have no one to answer their call.

# childline - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

'We've told children we're here for them 24/7 - if charity crisis continues we won't be'
# Childline
# Childline

'We've told children we're here for them 24/7 - if charity crisis continues we won't be'

May 27th 2014, 10:54 PM 9,186 Views 36 Comments

Ahead of the charity’s AGM in Dublin today, the ISPCC said it is now at breaking point and could be forced to close Childline at night – when children need them most.

Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet
# Funding
# Funding

Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet

May 27th 2014, 10:39 AM 5,508 Views 35 Comments

Some volunteers say they have been abused when fundraising by members of the public.

# childline - Friday 16 May, 2014

Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year
# Childline
# Childline

Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year

May 16th 2014, 11:22 AM 5,626 Views 16 Comments

Figures from Childline indicate children are more comfortable talking about mental health on the web, with 20 per cent of online contacts relating to this area.

# childline - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day
# Volunteers
# Volunteers

Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 11,897 Views 19 Comments

The figure represents a 20 per cent increase on last Christmas.

# childline - Friday 8 November, 2013

€130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged
# Kindness Week
# Kindness Week

€130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged

Nov 8th 2013, 7:59 PM 8,140 Views 11 Comments

Childline received the most pledged kind deeds this week, receiving a cheque for €60,000.

# childline - Monday 4 November, 2013

Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland
# Caring
# Caring

Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland

Nov 4th 2013, 3:25 PM 8,437 Views 23 Comments

Survey finds that while young Irish men are ranked least kind – people are also less likely to BE kind to young men.

# childline - Friday 1 November, 2013

Star kids sing out to raise money for Childline
# Solitaire
# Solitaire

Star kids sing out to raise money for Childline

Nov 1st 2013, 9:37 PM 8,246 Views 3 Comments

Starcamp participants have put together a cover of the song Solitaire to raise money for the helpline.

# childline - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer

Jul 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 211 Views 4 Comments

Volunteering with Childline can be challenging and difficult at times, write a group of volunteers from Childline Cork, who say although it can be heart-wrenching it is worth it.

# childline - Monday 31 December, 2012

Lisa McInerney: New Year is where we resolve to be grown-ups
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: New Year is where we resolve to be grown-ups

Dec 31st 2012, 7:00 AM 18 Views 2 Comments

The true mark of maturity, however, is to stop beating ourselves up over not being the perfect adult – and to resolve to be a better kid.

# childline - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Childline received 1,212 calls, texts, and messages on Christmas Day
# Childline
# Childline

Childline received 1,212 calls, texts, and messages on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2012, 10:11 AM 6,707 Views 3 Comments

The news comes as Childline – which does not receive government funding – says it is concerned about its finances in 2013.

# childline - Monday 21 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 21st 2012, 7:59 PM 4,184 Views 6 Comments

Your nightly round-up of the day’s biggest news stores…

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