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# children - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 14,985 Views 18 Comments

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
# Measles
# Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Mar 31st 2019, 9:30 AM 26,332 Views 120 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Mar 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,486 Views 27 Comments

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
# Sinne Fianna Fail
# Sinne Fianna Fail

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

Mar 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 20,936 Views 102 Comments

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
# Family Courts
# Family Courts

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

Mar 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 19,602 Views 45 Comments

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
# Day Of Action
# Day Of Action

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

Mar 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 30,512 Views 117 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 3rd 2019, 4:00 PM 13,157 Views 21 Comments

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
# Youth Diversion
# Youth Diversion

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

Feb 28th 2019, 6:23 PM 12,774 Views 20 Comments

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
# Report Card
# Report Card

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

Feb 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,296 Views 26 Comments

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
# Review
# Review

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

Feb 20th 2019, 3:23 PM 10,641 Views 6 Comments

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
# Promises
# Promises

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

Feb 11th 2019, 10:42 AM 41,492 Views 103 Comments

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
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

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

Feb 5th 2019, 6:15 AM 28,342 Views 31 Comments

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
# Development
# Development

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

Feb 3rd 2019, 10:30 AM 36,243 Views 17 Comments

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
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

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

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 4:27 PM 12,028 Views 63 Comments

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

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul
# Overhaul
# Overhaul

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

Jan 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,102 Views 90 Comments

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

# children - Friday 25 January, 2019

Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme
# Personal Injury
# Personal Injury

Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme

Jan 25th 2019, 6:20 AM 12,834 Views 8 Comments

The School Transport Scheme transports children who reside in remote areas of the country to and from their nearest school.

# children - Monday 21 January, 2019

Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Judge told child in rural Irish town may have been trafficked

Jan 21st 2019, 6:01 AM 31,440 Views 12 Comments

In another case the court heard a pre-school age child may have been sexually abused while in foster care.

# children - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

Jan 16th 2019, 11:37 AM 16,327 Views 27 Comments

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

# children - Friday 4 January, 2019

Guide suggests not enough evidence that screen time is harmful to children's health
# Study
# Study

Guide suggests not enough evidence that screen time is harmful to children's health

Jan 4th 2019, 9:58 AM 11,338 Views 20 Comments

Published by the RCPCH the guide consulted 109 children and young people across the UK.

# children - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101
# 22nd Century
# 22nd Century

Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101

Jan 1st 2019, 7:10 AM 51,040 Views 46 Comments

Ireland is one of only 28 countries where 2019 babies will likely live until the 22nd century

# children - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline

Dec 26th 2018, 9:00 AM 7,868 Views 1 Comment

Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.

'Tension, fraught relationships, alcohol': Childline contacted 1,200 times on Christmas Day
# Childline
# Childline

'Tension, fraught relationships, alcohol': Childline contacted 1,200 times on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2018, 7:43 AM 12,767 Views 3 Comments

The number represents a 25% increase on last year’s contacts.

# children - Saturday 22 December, 2018

VIDEO: The charity providing free accommodation to parents of sick children
# Hugh's House
# Hugh's House

VIDEO: The charity providing free accommodation to parents of sick children

Dec 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 11,514 Views 6 Comments

Ade Stack saw parents who were not from Dublin sleeping in waiting rooms and in their cars while her son was in hospital – she wanted to do something to help.

# children - Friday 14 December, 2018

Public consultation on children's data protection rights will begin next week
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Public consultation on children's data protection rights will begin next week

Dec 14th 2018, 10:30 PM 6,319 Views 12 Comments

Public consultation will allow parent groups and child welfare organisations to make submissions.

# children - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

Dec 13th 2018, 4:55 PM 21,958 Views 36 Comments

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

# children - Friday 30 November, 2018

'Beyond crisis': Almost half of beds for children with mental health needs closed due to safety concerns
# Complex Needs
# Complex Needs

'Beyond crisis': Almost half of beds for children with mental health needs closed due to safety concerns

Nov 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 7,704 Views 2 Comments

Staffing issues are also having an impact.

# children - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Hopes that Irish children's TV will follow UK and feature Lámh signing after viral video
# Communication Needs
# Communication Needs

Hopes that Irish children's TV will follow UK and feature Lámh signing after viral video

Nov 24th 2018, 11:00 AM 18,784 Views 13 Comments

Lámh is Ireland’s version of Makaton.

# children - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea?

Nov 15th 2018, 9:08 AM 22,146 Views 62 Comments

One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese.

# children - Friday 9 November, 2018

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'
# I Hope You Grow
# I Hope You Grow

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

Nov 9th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,430 Views 14 Comments

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.

# children - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

Updated Nov 8th 2018, 1:40 PM 13,939 Views 40 Comments

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity
# Families
# Families

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

Nov 8th 2018, 6:47 AM 10,352 Views 13 Comments

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

# children - Saturday 3 November, 2018

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

Nov 3rd 2018, 6:22 PM 11,420 Views 44 Comments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

# children - Friday 2 November, 2018

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'

Nov 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 25,449 Views 15 Comments

The evidence is very clear and yet we are among the countries in the world that is most deficient in this mineral, writes

# children - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
# Report Card
# Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Oct 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,224 Views 55 Comments

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# children - Friday 26 October, 2018

Knife-wielding woman attacks and injures 14 children in Chinese kindergarten
# Sichuan
# Sichuan

Knife-wielding woman attacks and injures 14 children in Chinese kindergarten

Oct 26th 2018, 8:15 AM 10,405 Views 19 Comments

The 39-year-old assailant used a kitchen knife to slash students while they were returning to the classroom.

# children - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month

Oct 24th 2018, 6:07 PM 7,544 Views 15 Comments

There are now collectively 9,698 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# children - Friday 19 October, 2018

Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade
# Sex Trafficking
# Sex Trafficking

Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade

Oct 19th 2018, 9:01 AM 40,412 Views 56 Comments

The majority of the ringleaders of child trafficking into the EU are female according to Europol.

# children - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

Oct 17th 2018, 10:17 AM 15,119 Views 30 Comments

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

# children - Monday 15 October, 2018

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'

Oct 15th 2018, 10:52 AM 100,029 Views 26 Comments

A new report on mother and baby homes has recommended the State give those affected a statutory right to access files.

# children - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Decongestants 'should not be given' to young children with colds
# Warning
# Warning

Decongestants 'should not be given' to young children with colds

Oct 13th 2018, 1:00 PM 32,578 Views 33 Comments

New research shows there is no evidence that they alleviate symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose.