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#Growing up in Ireland

# growing-up-in-ireland - Monday 31 May, 2021

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows
# Young People
# Young People

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows

May 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 9,544 Views 13 Comments

The ESRI found that around four in ten young people surveyed experienced at least one spell of poverty between 2007 and 2017.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression
# ESRI
# ESRI

Growing up in Ireland: Girls significantly more likely than boys to experience symptoms of depression

Mar 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,388 Views 20 Comments

Autonomy-granting was a protective factor against depressed mood for both boys and girls.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance

Jul 30th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,412 Views 2 Comments

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Smoking, alcohol and poor diet: Over half of Irish 17-year-olds categorised as having 'unhealthy' lifestyles
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Smoking, alcohol and poor diet: Over half of Irish 17-year-olds categorised as having 'unhealthy' lifestyles

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:00 AM 19,540 Views 18 Comments

The findings formed part of a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing

Nov 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 27,877 Views 45 Comments

Financial security and a good job were their priorities for the next 10 years, according to the Growing Up In Ireland report.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity
# Families
# Families

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

Nov 8th 2018, 6:47 AM 10,347 Views 13 Comments

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

Oct 17th 2018, 10:17 AM 15,112 Views 30 Comments

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

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

Nov 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 12,050 Views 34 Comments

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

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

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

Oct 19th 2017, 6:20 AM 10,370 Views 49 Comments

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

# growing-up-in-ireland - Sunday 1 January, 2017

11 things you'll only get if your dad grew up in Carlow
# Pints In Tully's
From The Daily Edge
# Pints In Tully's

11 things you'll only get if your dad grew up in Carlow

Jan 1st 2017, 1:00 PM 9,978 Views 3 Comments

You can’t beat an east coast man …

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 3 November, 2016

School, drinking, sex and depression - the average life of your typical Irish teenager
# Teenage Kicks
# Teenage Kicks

School, drinking, sex and depression - the average life of your typical Irish teenager

Nov 3rd 2016, 9:50 AM 18,952 Views 12 Comments

Family and health the most important to teens while religion and politics are largely ignored.

One third of Irish 18-year-olds have had sexual intercourse, major study finds
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

One third of Irish 18-year-olds have had sexual intercourse, major study finds

Nov 3rd 2016, 12:01 AM 20,802 Views 53 Comments

The finding is contained in the latest round of research from the Growing Up in Ireland study.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'Children in one-parent families disadvantaged in terms of socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties'
# Inequalities
# Inequalities

'Children in one-parent families disadvantaged in terms of socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties'

Oct 12th 2016, 6:10 AM 10,187 Views 71 Comments

Low birth weights were found to have a possible lasting impact on a child’s growth and development.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 1 January, 2016

13 things that make Irish siblings the best siblings
# Irish Siblings
From The Daily Edge
# Irish Siblings

13 things that make Irish siblings the best siblings

Jan 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 14,895 Views 3 Comments

You can’t beat em.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention
# Accidents
# Accidents

One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention

Dec 9th 2015, 6:05 AM 9,921 Views 18 Comments

Boys are more likely to get injured than girls.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Growing up in Ireland: The recession made kids more badly-behaved
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: The recession made kids more badly-behaved

Jul 15th 2015, 6:05 AM 17,086 Views 38 Comments

A new study assesses how children feel about living in Ireland.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Women smoke to 'deal with stress of pregnancy'
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Women smoke to 'deal with stress of pregnancy'

Jan 15th 2015, 12:15 PM 13,875 Views 108 Comments

And it makes children weigh less at birth.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession
# Families
# Families

Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession

Nov 26th 2014, 7:21 AM 8,474 Views 14 Comments

Almost 20,000 children are surveyed as part of the research.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Sunday 18 May, 2014

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life
# Growing Pains
From The Daily Edge
# Growing Pains

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life

May 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 49,967 Views 25 Comments

It’s NOT FAIR. I didn’t ASK to be born.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland

Nov 27th 2013, 3:10 PM 29,902 Views 38 Comments

Their parents like them, they’re adjusting well to school, but 20 per cent are overweight.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Monday 4 November, 2013

Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting
# Parenting
# Parenting

Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting

Nov 4th 2013, 6:00 AM 12,185 Views 9 Comments

The latest report from the Growing Up in Ireland study has examined the role of parenting on infant development.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers

Sep 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 5,963 Views 3 Comments

Plus: how much money is the Government hoping to get from the sale of Bord Gais Energy?

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 20 September, 2013

Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening
# Obesity
# Obesity

Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening

Sep 20th 2013, 10:00 AM 9,110 Views 120 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said she was concerned about figures in a report published today which found “examples of three-year-olds eating hamburgers and crisps”.

In full: Life as a 3-year-old Growing Up In Ireland
# New Findings
# New Findings

In full: Life as a 3-year-old Growing Up In Ireland

Sep 20th 2013, 7:05 AM 11,704 Views 22 Comments

The latest findings of the large-scale Growing Up In Ireland study are out today. As well as detailing the health and wellbeing of 11,000 Irish three-year-olds, they also show the huge effect of the recession on Irish families.

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families

Sep 20th 2013, 12:01 AM 12,833 Views 42 Comments

The long-term study focusing on childhood found a significant increase in the number of parents going through financial problems between 2008 and 2011.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages

May 8th 2013, 8:01 PM 18,311 Views 2 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls)
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls)

May 8th 2013, 4:29 PM 9,153 Views 38 Comments

An ESRI conference heard boys are more likely than girls to be absent from school and less likely to do homework.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland
# Teenagers
# Teenagers

Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland

Nov 29th 2012, 8:25 AM 33,205 Views 24 Comments

Here’s what it’s like to be a young teenager living in Ireland.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent
# Breastfeeding
# Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

May 2nd 2012, 9:48 AM 2,710 Views 57 Comments

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport

Apr 19th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,806 Views 23 Comments

The Committee will hear proposals on how to tackle childhood obesity following the major report highlighting that one in four three-year-olds in Ireland today is overweight.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 27 January, 2012

After-school activities (but not too many) benefit children
# After School
# After School

After-school activities (but not too many) benefit children

Jan 27th 2012, 11:49 AM 2,538 Views 3 Comments

A study by the ESRI on nine-year-old children showed that there are many benefits to after-school activities for children – except when they have too many.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 2 December, 2011

One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows
# Obesity
# Obesity

One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows

Dec 2nd 2011, 8:55 AM 1,940 Views 20 Comments

Latest figures showed children from disadvantaged backgrounds were more likely to have weight problems.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Fast-food outlets could be banned near schools
# Obesity
# Obesity

Fast-food outlets could be banned near schools

Nov 10th 2011, 11:52 AM 1,778 Views 99 Comments

The Government is considering restrictions on takeaways, after a report revealed one in four Irish children is overweight.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 23 September, 2011

Working strains relationships between children and parents
# Growing Up
# Growing Up

Working strains relationships between children and parents

Sep 23rd 2011, 8:59 AM 784 Views 0 Comments

A new study about growing up in Ireland has revealed children’s hope and worries about the future – and showed how they feel about family life, school and friends.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Monday 29 November, 2010

One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink

Nov 29th 2010, 1:30 PM 773 Views 0 Comments

A study into childhood development breaks down the drinking and smoking habits of pregnant women in Ireland.