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# Children

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Once it’s opened the hospital will be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.
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.
'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?
The Sunday Independent this morning reports that parents could be charged a fee of €5 per visit for such care.
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.
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.
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 '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 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.
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.
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.
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.
'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon
Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?
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”.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died
The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.
'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%
A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.
Young footballers from Gaza arrive in Cork for Mardyke Arena game
The Gaza football academy struggles due to a lack of facilities, equipment and safe places to play.
Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.
Children with potential mental health issues have been waiting over a year for a psychologist
Almost a third of children on waiting-lists have been waiting for over a year.
Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?
More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.
The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child
There has been a slight drop in the number of parents getting into debt to fund these costs.
Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence
The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.
'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland
36-year-old Mairead was forced to give up her job following the reform of the One Parent Family Payment.
Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years
An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.