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#Children

# children - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Tragic suicide of young girl shines light on issue of self-harm in children

Self-harm is being seen to begin at a younger age, said an Irish psychotherapist.

# children - Saturday 2 December, 2017

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity

Geoffrey Shannon published a damning audit of the approach from gardaí and Tusla to child protection concerns earlier this year.

# children - Monday 27 November, 2017

Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert

The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.

# children - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research

The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.

# children - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Poll: Do you agree that children shouldn't be instructed to hug extended family members? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that children shouldn't be instructed to hug extended family members?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# children - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Sandy Hook families renew push to have gun makers held responsible for their children's deaths

Families were back in court today – last year a lawsuit was thrown out of court.

Temple Street Children's Hospital warns of overcrowding at its emergency department

It is asking parents to think about all their care and treatment options before attending the ED.

# children - Monday 13 November, 2017

Mother pleads for help after seven-year-old son expelled after trying to strangle principal with tie

The child’s mother fears that her son could seriously hurt someone.

# children - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Joanne McNally: 'I don’t want children, but I’m not selfish'

I also have the attention span of a ferret on six nespressos, writes Joanne McNally.

# children - Friday 10 November, 2017

Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case

The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.

# children - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

# children - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives'

I don’t have to worry about the biological clock, and I’ll be thirty-eight when my eldest starts college, writes Susannah O’Brien.

# children - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Two young boys missing from Co Limerick have been found safe and well

Five-year-old Arnel Azad and his two-year-old brother Ayaan had been missing since Tuesday 31 October.

# children - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect

This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.

# children - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

New arrivals: Four children from 'The Jungle' camp to arrive in Ireland soon

So far, 30 children who have been separated from their families have been brought to Ireland.

# children - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Not everyone's happy with the name for the children's hospital

It’s going to be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.

Poll: Are you happy with the name of the new children's hospital? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with the name of the new children's hospital?

Once it’s opened the hospital will be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.

# children - Monday 23 October, 2017

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health

The project is projected to cost over €1 billion in full and is due to be completed in 2021.

# children - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s?

The Sunday Independent this morning reports that parents could be charged a fee of €5 per visit for such care.

# children - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school

A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.

# children - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Retired surgeon goes on trial accused of indecently assaulting teenage boys

Dr Shine replied “I absolutely deny that allegation” after each of the eight charges were read out to him.

# children - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10

Rates of child and adolescent obesity are highest (over 30%) in some islands in Polynesia.

# children - Monday 2 October, 2017

Children 'subjected to atmosphere of fear' due to issues at residential centre

A report found that improvements followed the appointment of an interim centre manager.

# children - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Children with scoliosis on waiting lists more than 4 months given option to go abroad for surgery

A new theatre at Crumlin Hospital which deals with surgeries is only open three days a week.

# children - Monday 25 September, 2017

A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding

Schools are recommended to serve water and milk to children as part of the programme.

# children - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Author of damning report on gardaí's child protection record invited to train new recruits

Professor Geoffrey Shannon published a comprehensive audit of the gardaí’s child protection practices in May.

# children - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn

The warning comes after three people were hospitalised with serious eye injuries caused by the guns.

# children - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon

Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?

# children - Monday 11 September, 2017

Abused children being made wait five years before court case over

Support charity Cari believes “a five-year time span out of a child’s life is too long”.

# children - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Gardaí called after motorist verbally abused school traffic warden

Fingal County Council is urging motorists in the vicinity of local schools to slow down.

The National Children's Hospital won't be named after a saint, but what should it be called?

The new name has come from a staff suggestion process, but hasn’t been revealed yet.

# children - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'The impact on children is very severe': 18 babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Depaul Ireland launched its 2016 annual report today.

# children - Monday 4 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think getting rid of girls and boys children's clothing labels is a good idea? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think getting rid of girls and boys children's clothing labels is a good idea?

A major UK retailer is doing just that.

Got questions about how to feed your child healthy food? Let us put them to an expert

We’ll be chatting to Dr Eva Orsmond live about her new show, Ireland’s Health Divide – and we want to put your questions to her.

# children - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

# children - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Gardaí want to make sure that everyone who needs to be vetted does it by the end of the year

Failing to get vetted can result in a €10,000 fine and up to five years in prison.

# children - Monday 28 August, 2017

'The problem is that these are institutions': Family hubs for homeless compared to direct provision

The number of children who are homeless is now at nearly 3,000.

# children - Friday 25 August, 2017

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

# children - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone

The death toll is currently at 300 but is expected to rise significantly.