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# child - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Man charged with murder of 3-year-old boy in Derry

The 23-year-old man is due in Derry Magistrates Court court this morning.

# child - Friday 18 May, 2018

After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign

The thirty-four bishops tendered their resignations today.

# child - Friday 29 December, 2017

Boy (3) started New York fire which killed 12 by playing with apartment cooker

It was the deadliest fire in the city since 1990.

# child - Friday 1 September, 2017

Man arrested over disappearance of nine-year-old girl from Alps wedding

Maelys de Araujo was last seen at 3am local time on Sunday at the wedding venue.

# child - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'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.

# child - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

From The42 $2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report Claim

$2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report

The German daily Bild is publishing allegations from American independent investigator Michael Garcia.

# child - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'

Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.

# child - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Childminder told gardaí baby was not violently shaken or assaulted

A doctor said the child had unusual bruising to her head, face and buttocks.

# child - Monday 24 April, 2017

Man jailed for five years for orally raping partner's son (7)

“He went from being a bright child to struggling with school. He has become anxious and nervous.”

# child - Friday 7 April, 2017

'Devastating news': Four-year-old boy dies following incident on farm

Police attended the scene in Fermanagh last night.

# child - Friday 3 March, 2017

Jane Fonda reveals she was raped and sexually abused as a child

The 79-year-old actress did not reveal who was responsible for the abuse.

# child - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve

Gardaí were called to the hotel where the girl and her mother were staying.

# child - Friday 23 December, 2016

"Heroic" Greek grandmother becomes surrogate mum aged 67

Medics said she was the oldest-ever surrogate.

# child - Saturday 15 October, 2016

The hunt to find the owners of urns found on the Mexico subway

The man trying to reunite them with their owners is Donovan Alvarado.

# child - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium

Belgium is the only country to allow a child of any age to choose to end their own life.

# child - Monday 5 September, 2016

Child dies in Scotland after E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese

The strain also made 20 people ill.

# child - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Young girl (8) dies in farming accident in Mayo

The incident happened at around 5pm this evening.

# child - Sunday 10 July, 2016

'As a child of an alcoholic, I am damaged'

A reader talks about their experiences in the wake of the establishment of a government Group on Alcohol Harm

# child - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

The Sun put a picture of Wayne Rooney's crying six-year-old son on its front page

Unsurprisingly, Coleen Rooney isn’t happy.

# child - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Man and two children struck by lightning in Northern Ireland

The man and one of the children are in critical condition.

# child - Monday 6 June, 2016

How a dip in a pool can help open up a new world for children with autism

Research shows that water therapy for children with autism can relax them, satisfying sensory needs, and making them more open to communicating with others and learning.

# child - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them Exclusive

Following yesterday’s exclusive report by, Tusla has commented further on the situation.

# child - Monday 23 May, 2016

Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age Exclusive

“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.

# child - Friday 20 May, 2016

Three-year-old child rescued by passerby after falling into River Lee

The accident occurred earlier today. The woman stayed with the child until emergency services arrived.

# child - Friday 6 May, 2016

Ohio school put on lockdown after man stabs eight-year-old girl in school yard

The little girl is now in critical condition.

# child - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Watch: RTÉ just tortured an incredibly cute child into giving them his take on 1916 Ah Bless This post contains videos

# child - Friday 18 March, 2016

Police in London respond after holding a child in custody overnight

A report published in the Evening Standard found that more than 7,500 children were detained overnight last year.

# child - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Small child found hidden in plane passenger’s carry-on luggage

The woman placed the child at her feet under a blanket – but the girl was discovered when she needed to go to the toilet.

# child - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Call me a selfish criminal and a murderer if you want, but having an abortion was right for me

I made a decision to abort at seven weeks for many reasons, writes an anonymous contributor.

# child - Monday 15 February, 2016

From Business ETC Consoling a virtual child could be the key to helping people with depression Help Yourself

Consoling a virtual child could be the key to helping people with depression

New research has found that consoling a child in virtual reality can help people be less critical of themselves and more positive.

# child - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching

The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.

# child - Monday 11 January, 2016

Three-year-old boy shoots himself dead with father’s handgun

The boy found the gun under the cash register at his father’s store.

# child - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Drowned toddler the first migrant tragedy of 2016

“Nothing can prepare you for the horrific reality of what is going on.”

# child - Monday 28 December, 2015

Man accused of killing partner and son may blame cough syrup

Lawyers are to make the case Dr Louis Chen suffered from a cough-syrup induced psychosis.

# child - Saturday 26 December, 2015

‘The sudden death of my daughter changed my life forever'

When Valerie O’Riordan was told her daughter had died, she dropped to the ground.

# child - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Six-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being overcome by bleach fumes

Emergency services were called to the girl’s home this afternoon.

# child - Monday 19 October, 2015

State to pay €60,000 settlement to Roma child who was taken from his parents

The young boy’s mother and father were suspected of not being his parents when he was first taken from their care.

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

# child - Sunday 4 October, 2015

We were better parents before smartphones

There’s something slightly tragic about the sight of a two -year-old tugging at his mother’s trouser leg as she scrolls or the kid who is perilously close to falling off the high bars as Dad checks the latest score, writes Claire Micks.

# child - Monday 14 September, 2015

Mother charged after being found pushing dead son on park swings

The toddler had been left in the swing for two days.

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