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#Children

# children - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Group of bikers ride across Ireland donating equipment to neonatal units

The group has raised €55,000 to purchase equipment to donate and to sponsor a new room at Ronald McDonald House in Dublin.

# children - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online

Children in schools in disadvantaged areas were 29% more likely to talk to strangers every day.

# children - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# children - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

# children - Thursday 1 August, 2019

'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'

We spoke to volunteers who run dance classes for teens in Direct Provision, DJ Stevie Grainger and dancer Andrea Williams.

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

# children - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September

Last month the Department of Education served statutory notices on 18 schools and two patrol bodies in the Dublin 15 area urging them to make additional provision.

# children - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme

Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches Hyde And Seek This post contains videos

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

# children - Monday 22 July, 2019

Over 47,000 children waiting to see a specialist due to consultants shortage

Of that number, 1,989 children in Ireland are waiting to see a paediatric surgeon.

# children - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# children - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

# children - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Deportation orders were issued for 92 children last year

385 children have been issued with deportation orders over the past five years.

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others?

Could a State-run programme like this work in Ireland?

# children - Monday 8 July, 2019

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

# children - Monday 24 June, 2019

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

# children - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named

Despite the fact that the two boys have been convicted, they still cannot be publicly named even after sentencing.

# children - Monday 10 June, 2019

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

# children - Saturday 8 June, 2019

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

# children - Friday 24 May, 2019

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.

# children - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

# children - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'

Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.

# children - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

# children - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

# children - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

# children - Friday 5 April, 2019

Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours

Every year Aoibhneas has to turn away 400 families seeking refuge.

# children - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6

Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

# children - Sunday 31 March, 2019

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

# children - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# children - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach

There have been calls for the teaching of the national anthem to be added to the curriculum.

# children - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children

An Oireachtas committee will today hear from various interest groups about proposals to reform the family law system.

# children - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change

Friday, 15 March has been named as an international day of action on climate change.

# children - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed

Philippa Perry writes about how not to shut children down, which might only encourage them not to talk to you about big and small things.

# children - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Over half of youths not punished for serious crimes due to garda scheme failings went on to reoffend

In more than 2,000 cases an adult who was also involved in the crime was cautioned or prosecuted for the offence.

# children - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

# children - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment

The HSE issued apologies to 60 children as result of failings related to paediatric audiology services.

# children - Monday 11 February, 2019

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption

Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.

# children - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online

Today is Safer Internet Day, with organisations working to raise awareness around how people can be more safe online.

# children - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

# children - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs

Minister for Health Simon Harris appeared before the Health Committee this afternoon.

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