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# Growing up in Ireland

Last month
June 2024
The number of 13-year-olds who say they have drunk alcohol has fallen over the last decade
This year
Ireland's 13-year-olds have fewer friends but better familial relationships than a decade ago
Young caregivers receive poorer Leaving Cert grades than their peers, new study shows
Last year
Pandemic had no impact on the 'vast majority' of 13-year-olds' transition to secondary school
Poor housing conditions affect children's health - research
Online gambling among young Irish people almost quadruples between ages of 17 and 20
All time
Just over half of nine-year-olds own a phone, up 10% on ten years ago
Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'
Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds
Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows
Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression
Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance
Smoking, alcohol and poor diet: Over half of Irish 17-year-olds categorised as having 'unhealthy' lifestyles
Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing
Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity
One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight
Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families
Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school
11 things you'll only get if your dad grew up in Carlow
School, drinking, sex and depression - the average life of your typical Irish teenager
One third of Irish 18-year-olds have had sexual intercourse, major study finds
'Children in one-parent families disadvantaged in terms of socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties'
13 things that make Irish siblings the best siblings
One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention
Growing up in Ireland: The recession made kids more badly-behaved
Women smoke to 'deal with stress of pregnancy'
Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession
7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life
This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland
Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting
Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers
Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening
In full: Life as a 3-year-old Growing Up In Ireland
Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families
The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages
Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls)
Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland
Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent
Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport
After-school activities (but not too many) benefit children