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

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

Aug 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 26,223 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 27th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,904 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:20 PM 20,907 Views 62 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,729 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 13th 2020, 1:43 PM 23,205 Views 59 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 29th 2020, 7:26 PM 33,689 Views 57 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 30,804 Views 24 Comments

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

'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
# Dáil
# Dáil

'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

Jul 8th 2020, 5:44 PM 11,425 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jun 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,269 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 26th 2020, 6:15 AM 19,428 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2020, 1:16 PM 10,881 Views 5 Comments

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

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?

Jun 11th 2020, 8:56 AM 50,623 Views 58 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2020, 1:30 PM 15,738 Views 12 Comments

A €75 million funding package has been announced.

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

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

May 29th 2020, 5:23 PM 26,586 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,318 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Updated May 14th 2020, 11:12 AM 33,588 Views 107 Comments

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

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

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

May 10th 2020, 8:14 AM 62,952 Views 29 Comments

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

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Apr 16th 2020, 2:15 PM 21,073 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 6th 2020, 5:16 PM 37,053 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 25th 2020, 1:25 PM 32,118 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 24th 2020, 11:05 AM 54,415 Views 37 Comments

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

'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 31,450 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.

Some supermarkets are banning children - but does the science back up their reasons?
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

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

Mar 19th 2020, 5:00 PM 43,643 Views 73 Comments

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

Are playdates okay? The HSE's advice on social distancing for children
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 6:21 PM 48,049 Views 31 Comments

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

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools
# Pure In Heart
# Pure In Heart

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

Mar 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 118,874 Views 168 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 3:34 PM 25,336 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 27,301 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 19th 2020, 8:20 AM 13,968 Views 62 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 13,667 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 27th 2020, 8:51 AM 26,263 Views 72 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jan 25th 2020, 1:20 PM 239,250 Views 0 Comments

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

Bodies of three children found at Dublin house
# Newcastle
# Newcastle

Bodies of three children found at Dublin house

Updated Jan 24th 2020, 10:09 PM 283,979 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 14th 2020, 4:51 PM 14,129 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,576 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 18th 2019, 9:00 PM 16,413 Views 21 Comments

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

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'
# Housing
# Housing

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 4:00 PM 21,921 Views 35 Comments

St Vincent De Paul has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year

Dec 10th 2019, 11:13 AM 9,765 Views 83 Comments

The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide
# National Review Panel
# National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Dec 6th 2019, 2:16 PM 44,188 Views 14 Comments

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear
# Cost Overruns
# Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,239 Views 25 Comments

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)
# Experiments
# Experiments

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

Nov 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 26,775 Views 6 Comments

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.