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Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts?

Nov 12th 2019, 8:32 AM 22,758 Views 58 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a plan to cut childhood obesity rates by half in the next decade.

Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'
# Tusla
# Tusla

Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:15 AM 15,260 Views 27 Comments

The former Labour Party leader was addressing foster carers at a conference this morning.

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

Oct 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 19,951 Views 28 Comments

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks
# New Parents
# New Parents

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

Oct 7th 2019, 8:33 AM 81,124 Views 33 Comments

New legislation will provide for extra paid leave for each parent of a child who is born, or adopted, from 1 November 2019.

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

Oct 6th 2019, 9:00 PM 27,574 Views 38 Comments

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps
# Vaping
# Vaping

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:35 PM 28,345 Views 73 Comments

The minister said tobacco companies are ‘despicable’ for targeting children with e-cigarettes.

An increasing number of children are sharing nude or sexually explicit photos on social media
# Garda Crime Unit
# Garda Crime Unit

An increasing number of children are sharing nude or sexually explicit photos on social media

Oct 2nd 2019, 1:49 PM 20,215 Views 22 Comments

The committee was told about a girl wanted to take her own life after an ex-boyfriend shared images of her without her permission.

Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget

Sep 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,314 Views 37 Comments

A tax-free threshold on transfers between parents and their children currently stands at €320,000.

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow
# Early Learning
# Early Learning

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow

Sep 27th 2019, 7:49 AM 52,060 Views 78 Comments

The average cost of full-time childcare in Ireland is €184 per week.

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet
# Childcare
# Childcare

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet

Sep 26th 2019, 2:52 PM 22,596 Views 28 Comments

More than half of people working in the sector are actively looking for another job.

Group of bikers ride across Ireland donating equipment to neonatal units
# Miles For Smiles
# Miles For Smiles

Group of bikers ride across Ireland donating equipment to neonatal units

Sep 14th 2019, 10:30 AM 13,365 Views 12 Comments

The group has raised €55,000 to purchase equipment to donate and to sponsor a new room at Ronald McDonald House in Dublin.

Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online

Sep 10th 2019, 8:36 AM 8,017 Views 11 Comments

Children in schools in disadvantaged areas were 29% more likely to talk to strangers every day.

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
# Foreign Objects
# Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

Aug 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 12,474 Views 21 Comments

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Aug 14th 2019, 9:00 AM 32,898 Views 148 Comments

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'
# Cork
# Cork

'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'

Aug 1st 2019, 7:30 PM 22,380 Views 8 Comments

We spoke to volunteers who run dance classes for teens in Direct Provision, DJ Stevie Grainger and dancer Andrea Williams.

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

Aug 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,047 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September
# Education
# Education

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September

Jul 31st 2019, 6:15 AM 12,798 Views 31 Comments

Last month the Department of Education served statutory notices on 18 schools and two patrol bodies in the Dublin 15 area urging them to make additional provision.

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme

Updated Jul 25th 2019, 2:18 PM 53,977 Views 43 Comments

Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches
# Hyde And Seek
# Hyde And Seek

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Jul 25th 2019, 8:41 AM 32,101 Views 77 Comments

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

Over 47,000 children waiting to see a specialist due to consultants shortage
# Paediatrician
# Paediatrician

Over 47,000 children waiting to see a specialist due to consultants shortage

Jul 22nd 2019, 7:28 AM 9,277 Views 29 Comments

Of that number, 1,989 children in Ireland are waiting to see a paediatric surgeon.

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

Jul 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,033 Views 9 Comments

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar
# Nutrition
# Nutrition

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

Jul 16th 2019, 8:40 AM 17,126 Views 14 Comments

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

Deportation orders were issued for 92 children last year
# Justice Department
# Justice Department

Deportation orders were issued for 92 children last year

Jul 11th 2019, 5:18 PM 14,136 Views 18 Comments

385 children have been issued with deportation orders over the past five years.

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others?

Jul 11th 2019, 9:30 AM 42,606 Views 90 Comments

Could a State-run programme like this work in Ireland?

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists
# Border
# Border

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

Jul 8th 2019, 8:00 AM 7,594 Views 43 Comments

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year
# Tusla
# Tusla

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

Jun 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,309 Views 0 Comments

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named
# Anonymity
# Anonymity

Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named

Jun 18th 2019, 3:11 PM 47,946 Views 0 Comments

Despite the fact that the two boys have been convicted, they still cannot be publicly named even after sentencing.

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places
# Childcare
# Childcare

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Jun 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,807 Views 19 Comments

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

Jun 8th 2019, 2:19 PM 27,873 Views 16 Comments

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout
# Immunisation
# Immunisation

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

May 24th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,502 Views 15 Comments

Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case
# Systemic Failures
# Systemic Failures

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

May 23rd 2019, 4:41 PM 5,975 Views 0 Comments

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'

May 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,472 Views 143 Comments

Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

Apr 29th 2019, 6:10 AM 26,851 Views 58 Comments

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

Apr 17th 2019, 12:23 PM 69,104 Views 81 Comments

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens
# Research
# Research

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

Apr 7th 2019, 10:30 AM 9,876 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours
# Aoibhneas
# Aoibhneas

Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours

Apr 5th 2019, 9:20 AM 7,743 Views 6 Comments

Every year Aoibhneas has to turn away 400 families seeking refuge.

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 15,144 Views 18 Comments

Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools
# Measles
# Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Mar 31st 2019, 9:30 AM 26,453 Views 120 Comments

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

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 13,517 Views 27 Comments

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

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 21,016 Views 102 Comments

There have been calls for the teaching of the national anthem to be added to the curriculum.