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#Children

# children - Last year 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 14,355 Views 17 Comments

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

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 10,758 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.

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 7,344 Views 9 Comments

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

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 21,649 Views 24 Comments

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

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
# Schools
# Schools

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'

Sep 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,335 Views 43 Comments

Changes to contact tracing rules come into effect on Monday.

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples
# Testing
# Testing

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples

Sep 16th 2021, 7:29 PM 22,331 Views 39 Comments

A further 1,413 cases of Covid-19 were notified on today.

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 14,114 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening
# Children
# Children

Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,503 Views 9 Comments

Schools reopened their doors to pupils over the last couple of weeks – how have they been dealing with Covid cases?

Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says
# Children
# Children

Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says

Sep 9th 2021, 6:12 PM 21,247 Views 29 Comments

There were 1,000 cases per week on average during school term.

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home

Aug 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 20,633 Views 76 Comments

The TUI said this situation is causing “severe stress and anxiety” for affected teachers.

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents
# Child Vaccinations
# Child Vaccinations

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents

Updated Jul 28th 2021, 7:25 PM 35,785 Views 110 Comments
  • Butler says parents of children with underlying conditions should avail of a Covid vaccine as soon as it is offered
  • Other parents should consider vaccinating their children knowing 'it is effective at preventing Covid'
  • Tony Hololan said that vaccinating children is a separate issue to the return of schools
Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout

Jul 28th 2021, 9:58 AM 13,438 Views 97 Comments

This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 30,433 Views 14 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned
# Back To School
# Back To School

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned

Jul 25th 2021, 3:33 PM 34,982 Views 38 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said the return of children to the classroom for the new school term is a priority.

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 34,017 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

HSE clarifies rules on children being brought to vaccine centres
# Clarification
# Clarification

HSE clarifies rules on children being brought to vaccine centres

Jul 14th 2021, 12:08 PM 24,522 Views 20 Comments

The situation has caused some confusion with some people leaving babies outside centres.

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'
# Allowance
From The42
# Allowance

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'

Jul 1st 2021, 11:34 AM 1,426 Views 0 Comments

The clarification was welcomed by some athletes as a relief, but US football star Alex Morgan slammed organisers.

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic
# Children
# Children

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic

Jun 22nd 2021, 7:30 PM 15,226 Views 11 Comments

The Children’s Committee heard from a group of young people on their experiences since March 2020.

Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds

Jun 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,534 Views 37 Comments

The new report looks at the lives of young people who were aged nine in 2017/2018.

Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service

Apr 28th 2021, 9:10 PM 12,619 Views 19 Comments

Five people have been let go from the unit, as part of a wider redundancy programme in the Archdiocese.

Number of child safety failings in Direct Provision centres, ombudsman report finds
# Children
# Children

Number of child safety failings in Direct Provision centres, ombudsman report finds

Apr 27th 2021, 11:14 AM 6,726 Views 6 Comments

Staff at one centre were found to have not been vetted to work with children.

'We got 300 calls today': High demand for children's shoes after they're reclassified as essential
# Children's Shoes
# Children's Shoes

'We got 300 calls today': High demand for children's shoes after they're reclassified as essential

Apr 1st 2021, 6:22 PM 22,262 Views 28 Comments

One store has booked in 240 appointments already.

'Her shoes are falling apart': Parents call for clarity on buying children's shoes
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'Her shoes are falling apart': Parents call for clarity on buying children's shoes

Mar 30th 2021, 12:36 PM 77,161 Views 66 Comments

Parents whose children wear splints, known as AFOs, have been having particular issues finding suitable shoes.

Allegations of department gathering dossiers on children with autism 'extremely concerning', says Paul Reid
# Autism
# Autism

Allegations of department gathering dossiers on children with autism 'extremely concerning', says Paul Reid

Mar 28th 2021, 5:25 PM 23,951 Views 34 Comments

Patient confidentiality is one of the cornerstones of the health service, said the HSE boss.

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,575 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'
# Children
# Children

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'

Feb 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,566 Views 13 Comments

News2day editors Avril Hoare and Anne-Marie Smyth outline how the team has broken down the tough issues in the last year.

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:59 AM 22,739 Views 44 Comments

An estimated 600 to 700 children remain apart from their families.

'It's like he didn't exist': Several court cases involving murdered children who can't be named
# Court Cases
# Court Cases

'It's like he didn't exist': Several court cases involving murdered children who can't be named

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 10:19 PM 18,074 Views 0 Comments

The Justice Minister said the issue will be resolved “in a matter of weeks”.

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks
# Criminality
# Criminality

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks

Jan 27th 2021, 4:46 PM 14,293 Views 13 Comments

A new initiative will be piloted at two locations to intervene in situations where children are being drawn into criminality by adults.

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 8:49 PM 102,497 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 24,073 Views 45 Comments

Four groups, representing 30,00 children, state that remote schooling is not an option for them.

Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers
# Creche
# Creche

Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 5:35 PM 38,109 Views 11 Comments

The measures will remain in place until at least the end of January.

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?

Jan 4th 2021, 4:59 PM 45,240 Views 9 Comments

The government has asked parents who are not essential workers to keep their children at home.

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday
# ECCE
# ECCE

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday

Jan 1st 2021, 4:49 PM 74,731 Views 40 Comments

Creches and childminders can continue to operate as planned.

# children - All time

Over 15,000 new parents have availed of Parent's Benefit payment since introduction in 2019
# Parent's Benefit
# Parent's Benefit

Over 15,000 new parents have availed of Parent's Benefit payment since introduction in 2019

Dec 28th 2020, 10:26 AM 29,080 Views 18 Comments

Parent’s Benefit is a social welfare payment available for employed and self-employed people.

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

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

Nov 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 16,591 Views 0 Comments

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

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

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

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,564 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 54,271 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2020, 10:14 PM 45,921 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:20 AM 16,837 Views 54 Comments

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