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# children - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

# children - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

# children - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# children - Monday 14 September, 2020

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

# children - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Over a quarter of Irish children and adolescents say they do not have a high satisfaction with life

Ireland placed 26th in a ranking of mental health concerns for children and adolescents.

# children - Friday 28 August, 2020

Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis

A mixture of excitement and frustration prevailed at one Louth school with classes of 33 pupils as available classrooms lie empty.

# children - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

# children - Sunday 23 August, 2020

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions

That’s according to a new study published by DCU researchers.

# children - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019

Women reported being beaten, strangled, burned and raped, and there was a spike in calls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# children - Thursday 13 August, 2020

New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism

The report highlights a decline in children’s abilities and skills since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

# children - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs

Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns says it is ‘incredible’ that it does not already exist.

# children - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'Parents face stark choices': Three-week extension to parent's leave criticised as too little, too late

Sinn Féin is going to introduce a motion to the Dáil today calling for 12-week extension to paid maternity leave.

# children - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told

The drug is used to treat SMA which can develop in babies and toddlers and can significantly reduce life expectancy.

# children - Sunday 28 June, 2020

'It's been a long 16 weeks': Anticipation tinged with nerves as creches prepare to re-open

Providers say they’ve done everything they can to make things seem normal for children.

# children - Friday 26 June, 2020

Majority of children and teenagers with Covid-19 only experience mild symptoms, according to new research

A separate study also published by the Lancet examined brain function complications as a result of Covid-19.

# children - Friday 12 June, 2020

Ombudsman expresses 'grave concern' over potential abolition of Department of Children

The Children’s Ombudsman has written a letter to the three party leaders involved in government formation talks.

# children - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?

A proposal to merge the Department of Children with the Department of Education is being considered.

# children - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister

A €75 million funding package has been announced.

# children - Friday 29 May, 2020

'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June

These services will first be made available to children of essential workers and those experiencing poverty or welfare issues.

# children - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

The government's Covid-19 childcare plans, while noble, will not benefit children

Karen Clince of Tigers Childcare says there is another way to provide childcare safely, and she has some suggestions.

# children - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Shambolic': Government told to 'go back to the drawing board' over failed childcare scheme for healthcare workers

The scheme has been scrapped after just six providers had applied to take part.

# children - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Three children in New York die of rare disease that could be linked to Covid-19

While no link has been formally established to the new coronavirus, scientists believe the Kawasaki disease could be connected.

# children - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme

Wages of thousands of employees working in the childcare sector will be topped up to a maximum of €586 a week.

# children - Monday 6 April, 2020

Court-ordered access to children for separated parents advised to continue during pandemic

The pandemic can’t be used as an “excuse to prevent separated parents having contact with their children”, the Law Society says.

# children - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

The government is to pay a proportion of childcare staff costs during the closure period.

# children - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Disney+ launches in Ireland today, here are our top picks to watch first

The new streaming service has over 500 films and thousands of television episodes.

# children - Friday 20 March, 2020

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

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

# children - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Some supermarkets are banning children - but does the science back up their reasons?

One experts says that it has not been confirmed yet if children are vectors.

# children - Friday 13 March, 2020

Are playdates okay? The HSE's advice on social distancing for children

The HSE said parents should be practical in minimising the risk, while allowing some semblance of normality to continue.

# children - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools

Teenagers have previously spoken to about the presentations in secondary schools – in one case a group was told condoms fail one in six times.

# children - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours

Thirty-one such devices have been placed on the Irish market, sparking concern among many parents.

# children - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks

The OSCE’s special representative for combating human trafficking said children in foster care or those who came from abusive backgrounds are particularly vulnerable.

# children - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

# children - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

# children - Monday 27 January, 2020

Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds

Half of children studied were found to be unable to kick a ball properly.

# children - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Gardaí identify the children whose bodies were found in Dublin home as brothers and sister

The three bodies were discovered by gardaí in Newcastle last night.

# children - Friday 24 January, 2020

Bodies of three children found at Dublin house

Gardaí are currently attending the scene of the incident at a house in Newcastle, Co Dublin.

# children - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Christmas FM raises €412,000 for Barretstown children's charity

The original goal of €250,000 was well surpassed.

# children - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

# children - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government

One course of IVF treatment can cost between €4,000 and €4,500.

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