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#Children

# children - Sunday 4 September, 2022

'An unimaginable tragedy': Three siblings die after 'violent incident' at house in Tallaght
# Rossfield Estate
# Rossfield Estate

'An unimaginable tragedy': Three siblings die after 'violent incident' at house in Tallaght

Updated Sep 4th 2022, 3:30 PM 457,152 Views 0 Comments
  • Three siblings were removed from the scene by ambulance and later pronounced dead
  • Gardaí remain at the scene which has been sealed off for an investigation
  • A man in his early 20s has been arrested, Órla Ryan reports

# children - Thursday 1 September, 2022

HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes
# Liver
# Liver

HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes

Sep 1st 2022, 5:42 PM 10,793 Views 3 Comments

Since October two of the 28 probable hepatitis cases have resulted in liver transplants and one child has died.

# children - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Families hit out at 'added stress' of hospital parking while children undergo cancer treatment
# Hidden Costs
# Hidden Costs

Families hit out at 'added stress' of hospital parking while children undergo cancer treatment

Aug 31st 2022, 4:06 PM 20,131 Views 16 Comments

One parent told the report: ‘I feel guilty worrying about money because I’m so happy my children are well.’

# children - Friday 26 August, 2022

Less than 20% of children with disabilities getting recommended exercise, study shows
# New Report
# New Report

Less than 20% of children with disabilities getting recommended exercise, study shows

Aug 26th 2022, 7:13 AM 6,434 Views 3 Comments

A 2022 report on exercise among children and adolescents found a number of inequalities in achieving the minimum recommended physical activity.

# children - Thursday 25 August, 2022

Childcare fees should fall by 50% over the next two Budgets, says minister
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare fees should fall by 50% over the next two Budgets, says minister

Aug 25th 2022, 5:33 PM 22,726 Views 20 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman said his focus is on improving affordability for parents in this year’s Budget.

# children - Saturday 20 August, 2022

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer
# Callout
# Callout

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer

Aug 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 7,107 Views 1 Comment

The service, run by the ISPCC, is looking for new volunteers.

# children - Thursday 18 August, 2022

Remains of two children found in suitcases auctioned in New Zealand
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Remains of two children found in suitcases auctioned in New Zealand

Aug 18th 2022, 8:41 AM 83,891 Views 15 Comments

Police believe the bodies were likely to have been in storage for several years.

# children - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

Dunnes Stores issues recall of children's pyjamas due to safety risk
# Suffocation
# Suffocation

Dunnes Stores issues recall of children's pyjamas due to safety risk

Aug 17th 2022, 3:55 PM 28,347 Views 6 Comments

These products pose a risk of cuts and suffocation.

# children - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Children falling into poverty more quickly than rest of population, says charity
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Children falling into poverty more quickly than rest of population, says charity

Jul 13th 2022, 6:54 AM 9,623 Views 17 Comments

The Children’s Rights Alliance has said that the issues for Irish children and young people are starting to worsen.

# children - Thursday 30 June, 2022

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'
# Health
# Health

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'

Jun 30th 2022, 6:30 PM 13,617 Views 10 Comments

Parents have been contacted this week with the news.

# children - Monday 27 June, 2022

HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children
# Delays
# Delays

HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children

Jun 27th 2022, 12:20 PM 6,303 Views 2 Comments

Lengthy delays and a lack of resources were the main issues noted.

# children - Friday 3 June, 2022

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services
# Delayed Delivery
# Delayed Delivery

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services

Jun 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 11,295 Views 10 Comments
  • Staff vacancies in Child Disability Network Teams as high as 88% in one locality, reports Orla Dwyer.
  • "Everything is a fight," say parents who report poor communication from teams.
  • Therapist vacancies are highest, leaving children without services.

# children - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

High Court finds aspect of law that criminalises defilement of a child unconstitutional
# High Court
# High Court

High Court finds aspect of law that criminalises defilement of a child unconstitutional

Jun 1st 2022, 4:49 PM 11,884 Views 2 Comments

The case concerns a challenge brought by a serving prisoner.

# children - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug

May 24th 2022, 6:27 PM 7,714 Views 10 Comments

Donnelly said it is important to him ‘that children get access to the drug that they need’.

# children - Friday 13 May, 2022

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
# Cost Of Childcare
# Cost Of Childcare

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 19,787 Views 35 Comments

A new report finds that the average weekly fee nationally per child for full day childcare is €186.84.

# children - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Explainer: What we know about the recent spate of acute hepatitis in children
# Clusters
# Clusters

Explainer: What we know about the recent spate of acute hepatitis in children

May 12th 2022, 1:33 PM 10,299 Views 1 Comment

There have been six probable cases of the illness in Ireland, and one child has sadly died.

# children - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
# State Apology
# State Apology

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations

May 11th 2022, 6:33 PM 7,511 Views 18 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.

# children - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget
# Capping Fees
# Capping Fees

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget

Apr 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 63,140 Views 63 Comments
  • Childcare fees will be capped at September 2021 levels if a deal can be done on pay and conditions.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says increased subsidies should be used to reduce costs considerably for parents.
  • Government believes a reduction in the cost of childcare 'will help with cost of living'.

# children - Monday 28 February, 2022

New government report highlights 24,000 households with children in need of social housing
# Children
# Children

New government report highlights 24,000 households with children in need of social housing

Feb 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 9,712 Views 3 Comments

The report compiles data in a number of policy areas relating to children’s wellbeing.

# children - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Online booking opens for 5-11 year olds as just over one fifth have received Covid vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

Online booking opens for 5-11 year olds as just over one fifth have received Covid vaccine

Feb 20th 2022, 7:15 AM 16,422 Views 27 Comments

The HSE said a number of children in this age group had Covid over the Christmas period, but they are now eligible for their jab.

# children - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours

Feb 15th 2022, 9:01 PM 14,469 Views 16 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said “far too many” children are waiting too long for orthopaedic surgery

# children - Friday 4 February, 2022

Health Minister insists State won't reimburse cost of drug to treat severe pregnancy sickness
# Severe Morning Sickness
# Severe Morning Sickness

Health Minister insists State won't reimburse cost of drug to treat severe pregnancy sickness

Feb 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,771 Views 14 Comments

When Stephen Donnelly was in Opposition he told Simon Harris that the drug called Cariban should be available on the drugs payment scheme.

# children - Friday 28 January, 2022

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 7:41 PM 19,223 Views 26 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier that the findings will be addressed in a “non-adversarial way”.

# children - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children
# Government
# Government

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children

Jan 26th 2022, 6:05 AM 5,669 Views 5 Comments

The Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said the project will provide “new and important insights”.

# children - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services

Jan 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 6,892 Views 0 Comments

The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.

# children - Thursday 20 January, 2022

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress

Jan 20th 2022, 12:21 PM 14,741 Views 0 Comments

Survivors say they will keep protesting until the scheme is changed.

# children - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Vaccine registration opens for high-risk children aged 5 to 11
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccine registration opens for high-risk children aged 5 to 11

Dec 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,192 Views 20 Comments

Parents can register their child for the vaccine if they have a health condition that puts them at higher risk, or if they live with someone who is at higher risk.

# children - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Taoiseach: 'I think we have to approach vaccination of children with sensitivity'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'I think we have to approach vaccination of children with sensitivity'

Dec 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 16,704 Views 50 Comments

Comprehensive information and guidance will be offered to parents, said Micheál Martin.

# children - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says

Dec 14th 2021, 7:45 PM 13,073 Views 53 Comments

Micheál Martin said that vulnerable children will begin to receive vaccines from 20 December.

# children - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Opinion: We owe teachers our thanks for the last two years whether we give them gifts or not
# Parenting
# Parenting

Opinion: We owe teachers our thanks for the last two years whether we give them gifts or not

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 55,730 Views 106 Comments

Whether parents buy something – or not – for their children’s teachers, Margaret Lynch says it’s important to thank them.

# children - Thursday 9 December, 2021

HSE working to decide settings where Covid vaccines will be administered to children
# Rollout
# Rollout

HSE working to decide settings where Covid vaccines will be administered to children

Dec 9th 2021, 6:59 PM 17,353 Views 79 Comments

The HSE has been “working around the clock” on how best to distribute the message to parents.

# children - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters
# Freezing Classrooms
# Freezing Classrooms

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters

Dec 7th 2021, 4:20 PM 13,585 Views 14 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald says children and teachers are left freezing in classrooms as windows must be left open.

# children - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances
# Education
# Education

Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances

Dec 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,846 Views 10 Comments

One child has been taken out of the school because of the lack of on-site clinicians with the relevant skills.

# children - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Children's hospitals forced to cancel surgeries for patients who are in 'increasing pain'
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Children's hospitals forced to cancel surgeries for patients who are in 'increasing pain'

Nov 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,550 Views 19 Comments
  • High attendances at Emergency Departments forced hospitals to cancel non-urgent procedures, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • There has been an increase in cases of a respiratory virus among children aged 0-4.
  • Advocates have called for funding to expand theatre capacity and support recruitment.

# children - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Consultants say orthopaedic care conditions for children are 'inadequate and chaotic'
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Consultants say orthopaedic care conditions for children are 'inadequate and chaotic'

Nov 11th 2021, 2:25 PM 10,743 Views 7 Comments

Consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon Connor Green made a passionate plea to overhaul the system.

# children - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Five to 12 year olds are now the age group with the highest Covid incidence rate
# Nphet
# Nphet

Five to 12 year olds are now the age group with the highest Covid incidence rate

Oct 27th 2021, 7:42 PM 54,630 Views 96 Comments

Prof Breda Smyth said that children in this age group are in contact with one another “a lot”.

# children - Friday 22 October, 2021

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children

Oct 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 14,342 Views 17 Comments

The information was released as the US considers opening vaccinations to this age group.

# children - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic

Oct 20th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,748 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said children will continue to face ‘acute’ mental health challenges related to Covid.

# children - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children

Sep 28th 2021, 3:29 PM 7,331 Views 9 Comments

Pfizer and BioNTech are also trialling their vaccine children under the age of five.

# children - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'

Sep 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 21,636 Views 24 Comments

Martin said we have to ‘up the level of vaccination in less developed regions’.

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