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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 20,000 Views 45 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will today hear from various interest groups about proposals to reform the family law system.

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 30,544 Views 117 Comments

Friday, 15 March has been named as an international day of action on climate change.

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 13,239 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.

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 13,943 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.

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 15,350 Views 26 Comments

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

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 10,676 Views 6 Comments

The HSE issued apologies to 60 children as result of failings related to paediatric audiology services.

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 41,512 Views 103 Comments

Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.

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 28,462 Views 31 Comments

Today is Safer Internet Day, with organisations working to raise awareness around how people can be more safe online.

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 36,323 Views 17 Comments

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

'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 12,053 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 13,422 Views 90 Comments

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

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 12,852 Views 8 Comments

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

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 31,485 Views 12 Comments

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

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 16,598 Views 29 Comments

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

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 11,354 Views 20 Comments

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

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 51,075 Views 46 Comments

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

'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 7,906 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 12,789 Views 3 Comments

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

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 11,551 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.

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 6,327 Views 12 Comments

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

'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 21,978 Views 36 Comments

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

'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 7,756 Views 2 Comments

Staffing issues are also having an impact.

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 19,102 Views 13 Comments

Lámh is Ireland’s version of Makaton.

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 22,162 Views 62 Comments

One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese.

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 8,454 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.

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 13,952 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 10,366 Views 13 Comments

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

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 11,463 Views 44 Comments

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

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 25,475 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

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 17,449 Views 55 Comments

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

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 10,423 Views 19 Comments

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

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 7,571 Views 15 Comments

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

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 40,506 Views 55 Comments

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

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 15,154 Views 30 Comments

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

'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 100,133 Views 26 Comments

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

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 33,443 Views 33 Comments

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

'When I come home I am not allowed to cook for my children' - the harsh realities of Direct Provision in Ireland
# Seeking Asylum
# Seeking Asylum

'When I come home I am not allowed to cook for my children' - the harsh realities of Direct Provision in Ireland

Sep 30th 2018, 2:30 PM 46,064 Views 54 Comments

Donnah Vuma is one of the lucky few in Direct Provision who have managed to access university education here.

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week

Sep 10th 2018, 8:27 AM 10,962 Views 21 Comments

Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'

Sep 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 26,108 Views 74 Comments

Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.

China looks ready to scrap two-child policy by 2020 ... but few parents interested in more babies
# Baby Boom
# Baby Boom

China looks ready to scrap two-child policy by 2020 ... but few parents interested in more babies

Sep 2nd 2018, 12:00 PM 13,851 Views 8 Comments

The government has indicated it will scrap its policy which limits the number of children per family through tough fines.