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# children - Today’s News

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# children - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Four teenagers broke out of a €56 million child detention facility

One has since been returned to Oberstown.

One part of the world is tackling heavy school bag problems by setting weight limits

School children are carrying bags that weigh 20 to 30% of their body weight due to thick notebooks and textbooks.

# children - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Someone’s been stealing toys from a children’s hospital Low

Someone’s been stealing toys from a children’s hospital

Philip, a small business owner from Donegal spoke out on the Anton Savage show earlier today.

# children - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer

After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.

# children - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Here is how long it takes children to start fighting in a car

Bickering is almost inevitable on the long holiday drives.

# children - Friday 17 July, 2015

From The42 ‘Choosing between Ronaldo & Bale is like choosing a favourite parent’ Children

‘Choosing between Ronaldo & Bale is like choosing a favourite parent’

The coach declined the opportunity to select a favourite.

# children - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Incredible documentary tells the story of those who rescue women and children from Islamic State

Channel 4′s Dispatches – Escape From Isis needs to be seen.

# children - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Increase in heroin as ‘drug of choice’ says mother-and-child service

Coolmine Therapeutic Commnity is the only ‘mother and child’ facility in the country.

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

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

# children - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

# children - Monday 13 July, 2015

Irish children as young as 12 are using sunbeds

The Irish Cancer Society have described the news as “very worrying”.

# children - Friday 10 July, 2015

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?

Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?

# children - Thursday 9 July, 2015

This ad features nothing but children cursing

It’s not big or clever, but it’s pretty funny.

# children - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels

We are failing to learn lessons from the past on child protection. It is a shameful mark of disrespect to the many children who have suffered abuse and neglect in Ireland.

# children - Monday 6 July, 2015

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food? Unhappy Meals This post contains a poll

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?

A TD says Ireland should follow San Francisco’s lead on the issue.

# children - Friday 3 July, 2015

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.

# children - Thursday 2 July, 2015

€83m spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over five years

It’s estimated on average a prefab costs around €13,500 a year to rent.

Lone parent with a child over 7? The government wants you to get working

Tánaiste Joan Burton said if parents can’t get extra hours, the department will be able to help.

# children - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Driver killed, child in intensive care as bus carrying schoolchildren crashes

It is reported the driver lost control on the highway and the coach crashed into an overpass.

# children - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Dublin’s doll hospital and teddy bear clinic closes today

Melissa and Chris Nolan have been repairing dolls and teddies for over 30 years.

# children - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty

Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.

# children - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s

The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.

# children - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Hair-raising video shows schoolkids narrowly avoiding injury in motorbike crash Brisbane This post contains videos

Hair-raising video shows schoolkids narrowly avoiding injury in motorbike crash

Police said the footage was “a bit of a warning for people to be careful”.

# children - Sunday 21 June, 2015

‘If you said no to the children they would just scream and sometimes punch you’

Au pairs are working in up to 20,000 Irish homes – many working around the clock for not much pay.

‘Dad, I hope to be half the man you are’ – Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas

They’re missing their dads today – and their own children.

‘It means everything to me’: Temple Street dads on their love for their kids Watch This post contains videos

# children - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Australian woman banned from breastfeeding – because she has tattoos

She is locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father.

Don’t push your children into careers they’re not suited for – it can backfire

It can be hard to do, but sometimes we should back off and let young people make their own decisions.

# children - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the ‘storybook child’

There are currently over 6,000 children in the Irish care system but in childhood, as in life, the implication is that younger is better.

# children - Sunday 14 June, 2015

What do you do when your father is a priest?

Coping International have been set up to assist the children of clergymen.

# children - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Poll: Should there be an age limit on getting your ears pierced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an age limit on getting your ears pierced?

A petition has gone viral on whether parents should be allowed to pierce their children’s ears.

# children - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Woman gives birth to baby using ovarian tissue frozen when she was a child

The woman had fragments of her ovary frozen before undergoing chemotherapy at the age of 14.

# children - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

People were overcome with emotion watching the Christina Noble documentary last night

The powerful documentary aired on RTÉ last night, giving an insight into Noble’s troubled past and her inspiring ability to turn it into something positive.

# children - Sunday 7 June, 2015

From Irish orphanage to saving lives in Vietnam: The inspirational Christina Noble Documentary This post contains videos

From Irish orphanage to saving lives in Vietnam: The inspirational Christina Noble

A new movie explores Noble’s life, and how she has helped thousands of children. It airs tomorrow night on RTÉ One.

# children - Saturday 6 June, 2015

How much do you value the people who take care of your children?

Marian Quinn, Chairperson of the Association of Childhood Professionals explains why thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend.

# children - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Proper childcare is for the common good – not just something for parents to figure out

A long-term investment plan for childcare is good for children, good for society and good for the economy.

Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care

The most common form of abuse is neglect and some children suffer horrific physical and sexual abuse before the State is called on to intervene.

# children - Monday 1 June, 2015

Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children?

Yes, no or sometimes?

# children - Friday 29 May, 2015

This woman has just been made to hand over €2 billion to her daughter

Gina Rinehart was ranked the 37th most powerful woman in the world this week by Forbes magazine.

# children - Thursday 28 May, 2015

What happened when two Roma children were taken from their families?

A garda was arrested today over leaks to the media in the case.

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