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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Children

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Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone
The stone will be unveiled next week.
Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough'
Trump’s about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and adult relatives.
Dealing with grief on Father's Day: 'We won't mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us'
Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.
Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs
Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon says the government needs to change its thinking.
Simon Harris says it's 'right and proper' HSE apologises over failings in audiology services
RTÉ has reported that the HSE identified errors in audiology services provided to children in the west of Ireland.
For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with
Dr Aidan McKiernan, a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.
Six children drown off Turkish coast
Two adults, one woman and six children lost their lives.
Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'
As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.
'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'
Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.
Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools
The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.
Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year
72% of phone calls answered by the charity came from males.
Can children's books help kids fight climate change?
We spoke to the author of a new book on the topic.
Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'
Irene Teap died last July, her family now know that two of her smears were incorrect.
Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members
There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.
Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online?
For some, sharing photos of their children is the most natural thing imaginable. For others, it’s completely unfair to the child in question.
'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected
Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.
It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities
“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”
India approves death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12
Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted in 2013.
'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles
Campaigners have said sex tourism from Ireland is growing.
'A scandal': Almost 8,000 children waiting over a year for eye treatments
A trial in Sligo could offer a solution to long eye treatment waiting lists for children.
The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays
Temple Street and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin both have designated play specialists to care for the children.
Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report
Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.
Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'
The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.
Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why
The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.
Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report
The European Commission says its product alert system has detected some light-up spinners whose batteries can cause “burns to the oesophagus and intestines”.
How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum
Irish psychologists explain how to talk to your child about the upcoming vote.
‘Of course she has time, she has no children for God’s sake’: What women who aren't mothers deal with
It’s hard for parents and non-parents to fully understand, and support, each other’s worlds, writes Úna Ni Mhaoldhomhnaigh.
UK government looking into imposing 'time limits' on children using social media
Matt Hancock said it isn’t “beyond the wit of man” to develop an age verification system for children online.
The new project helping parents develop their kids' emotional resilience
Education Desty, a software development start-up is rolling out mentors in schools to get children to use its programme.
Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way
A US company has conducted research on young children.
Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?
The digital age of consent in Ireland in 13.
66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones
Just 22% think that this is OK, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.
McDonald's US to cut chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu
Hamburgers and Chicken McNuggets will remain on the menu.
Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys
The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.
Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months
Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.
With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools
Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.
Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.
Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents
The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.
Ward of court system is 'inadequate, archaic and has no place in the 21st Century'
A new report published today says there is “confusion and lack of understanding” around the whole system.
These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children
The 5 week programme sees parents working with their children to develop their oral language skills.