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# parents - Sunday 21 March, 2021

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses

Mar 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 41,325 Views 49 Comments

The legislation is due to be reviewed this year.

# parents - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 29,824 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

# parents - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
# Canvassing
# Canvassing

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:35 PM 58,619 Views 50 Comments
  • Timetable to begin from Wednesday 9 June
  • Sanctions for grade lobbying could include barring students form exams
  • Reopening of schools likely to begin with LC students and young children

# parents - Friday 22 January, 2021

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:29 PM 24,496 Views 0 Comments

The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.

# parents - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
# Parents
# Parents

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned

Jan 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 15,037 Views 94 Comments

Schools for children with special educational needs were due to re-open today.

# parents - Friday 8 January, 2021

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan

Jan 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 20,819 Views 10 Comments

Some hospitals adapted their visiting restrictions for difficult situations such as pregnancy loss, stillbirth and unexpected complications.

# parents - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Dec 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 8,828 Views 9 Comments

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

# parents - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told
# Services Cut
# Services Cut

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told

Oct 7th 2020, 2:52 PM 13,560 Views 35 Comments

Day services have only reopened at 40% capacity.

# parents - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,311 Views 27 Comments

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# parents - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health
# Concerned Parents
# Concerned Parents

70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health

Jun 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,478 Views 26 Comments

A quarter of parents are either “very” or “extremely” concerned about their children’s mental health.

# parents - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister
# Childcare
# Childcare

State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister

Jun 10th 2020, 1:30 PM 15,603 Views 12 Comments

A €75 million funding package has been announced.

# parents - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'
# New Sex Ed Plan
# New Sex Ed Plan

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'

Dec 11th 2019, 4:58 PM 28,232 Views 68 Comments

The minister said the ethos of the school is central to any curriculum and will be protected.

# parents - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Nov 10th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,252 Views 23 Comments

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

# parents - Monday 21 October, 2019

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
# Equality
# Equality

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

Oct 21st 2019, 2:32 PM 20,419 Views 68 Comments

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

# parents - Monday 7 October, 2019

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks
# New Parents
# New Parents

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

Oct 7th 2019, 8:33 AM 80,981 Views 33 Comments

New legislation will provide for extra paid leave for each parent of a child who is born, or adopted, from 1 November 2019.

# parents - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget

Sep 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,208 Views 37 Comments

A tax-free threshold on transfers between parents and their children currently stands at €320,000.

# parents - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Aug 14th 2019, 9:00 AM 32,022 Views 148 Comments

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

# parents - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

Aug 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 14,739 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

# parents - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September
# Unpaid Leave
# Unpaid Leave

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

Jul 25th 2019, 11:11 AM 67,909 Views 41 Comments

This will increase the unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 22 weeks from 1 September 2019.

# parents - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him'
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him'

May 4th 2019, 8:00 AM 51,003 Views 6 Comments

A look through Leanne Kiernan’s rise to the top, through the highs and the lows, ahead of today’s FA Cup final.

# parents - Monday 15 April, 2019

Man sues parents for throwing away his €25k porn collection
# Michigan
# Michigan

Man sues parents for throwing away his €25k porn collection

Apr 15th 2019, 8:15 AM 71,432 Views 72 Comments

The 40-year-old man’s father told him he had done him a favour by getting rid of his 12 boxes of films and magazines.

# parents - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children
# Family Courts
# Family Courts

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children

Mar 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 19,058 Views 45 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will today hear from various interest groups about proposals to reform the family law system.

# parents - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed

Mar 3rd 2019, 4:00 PM 13,108 Views 22 Comments

Philippa Perry writes about how not to shut children down, which might only encourage them not to talk to you about big and small things.

# parents - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
# Careday19
# Careday19

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

Feb 16th 2019, 9:00 AM 10,531 Views 3 Comments

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

# parents - Friday 11 January, 2019

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
# Parenting
# Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

Jan 11th 2019, 11:06 AM 18,739 Views 105 Comments

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

# parents - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

Oct 9th 2018, 1:53 PM 41,358 Views 22 Comments

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

# parents - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?

Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 PM 14,081 Views 28 Comments

Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.

# parents - Monday 3 September, 2018

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 17,457 Views 130 Comments

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

# parents - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

'I kept on collapsing when I knew something was wrong': Jastine Valdez's parents on daughter's murder
# Jastine Valdez
# Jastine Valdez

'I kept on collapsing when I knew something was wrong': Jastine Valdez's parents on daughter's murder

Aug 29th 2018, 12:29 PM 33,202 Views 23 Comments

Jastine was abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy in May of this year.

# parents - Monday 25 June, 2018

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

Jun 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 6,918 Views 24 Comments

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

# parents - Monday 4 June, 2018

Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?
# Education
# Education

Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?

Jun 4th 2018, 11:33 AM 26,074 Views 44 Comments

Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.

# parents - Sunday 3 June, 2018

People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:30 AM 8,255 Views 8 Comments

Volunteers spend time with sick children in hospital, doing crafts, reading to them or playing games with them.

# parents - Sunday 25 March, 2018

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now

Mar 25th 2018, 1:30 PM 21,922 Views 31 Comments

Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.

# parents - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can
# Parents
# Parents

Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can

Feb 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 51,404 Views 23 Comments

The doctors said that face paint the boy was wearing might have been oil-based, which would have reacted with the spark.

# parents - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

Jan 31st 2018, 10:49 PM 9,344 Views 69 Comments

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

# parents - Thursday 11 January, 2018

People are sharing the weirdest things their parents banned from them as kids, and it's gas
# No Fair
From The Daily Edge
# No Fair

People are sharing the weirdest things their parents banned from them as kids, and it's gas

Jan 11th 2018, 4:25 PM 10,409 Views 13 Comments

“My mom wouldn’t let me watch the birth scene in the Spice Girls movie.”

# parents - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:20 AM 22,183 Views 33 Comments

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.

# parents - Monday 25 December, 2017

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off
# Home
# Home

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off

Dec 25th 2017, 1:00 PM 16,430 Views 3 Comments

The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.

# parents - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
# Newborns
# Newborns

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

Nov 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,898 Views 47 Comments

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

# parents - Saturday 2 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 5,159 Views 21 Comments

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

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