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Parenting: 'As a rough guide, I would say to expect 78 new WhatsApp groups per child, per term'
Further doubt cast over 25% childcare cost cut as Tánaiste fails to say if Govt will honour promise
HSE boss apologises to children and parents impacted by spinal surgeries crisis
Does your child have a smartphone, or did you have one as a child? We want to hear your stories
'It’s a very stressful time': Two thirds of secondary school parents worried about back to school costs
SF seeks investigation into lack of paediatric ICU beds in Cork after girl's death from Strep A
Rate of pay for domestic violence leave should be worked out by end of summer, says minister
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Calls for dedicated State service to pursue parents who fail to pay child maintenance
Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach
Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget
'I hadn’t seen my parents for two-and-a-half years. It was really emotional'
Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours
Schools across the country advised to 'open tomorrow as usual'
'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays
Parents face child benefit lag due to long delays in birth registration
Delays are due to the summer's cyber attack on the HSE, Aoife Barry reports
Parents have been reporting delays of two to three months for registration
Fears for vulnerable parents who can't access child benefit due to the delay
'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis
Every year, tens of thousands of parents around the country seek out childcare, but many say it has become an increasingly difficult search.
We asked readers to share their experiences and struggles with childcare in Ireland.
Here are their stories, collected by Lauren Boland.
Have you faced difficulties finding childcare for your young child? We want to hear your story
Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned
'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses
120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan
Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told
The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health
State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister
Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'
'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'
'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks
Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget
Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?
Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school
Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September