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# Children

All time
€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government
Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'
Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year
Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide
Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear
Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)
Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts?
Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'
Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed
Louise Bayliss
Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks
Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit
Stephanie McGill-Lynch
Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps
An increasing number of children are sharing nude or sexually explicit photos on social media
Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget
The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow
'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet
Group of bikers ride across Ireland donating equipment to neonatal units
Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online
Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?
'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'
Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school
Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September
'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme
Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches
Over 47,000 children waiting to see a specialist due to consultants shortage
So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen
WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar
Deportation orders were issued for 92 children last year
Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others?
Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists
More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year
Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named
Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places
No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated
Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout
Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case
Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'
Robin Stevens
Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law
Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there