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Dublin: 14 °C Sunday 3 May, 2015


# children - Yesterday’s News

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents

Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.

# children - Friday 1 May, 2015

Can you name one gender-specific parenting attribute? Me neither.

Peel away the fluffy platitudes behind the ‘complementarity’ of men and women in marriage and you’ll find a troublesome ideology.

# children - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

If we truly care about our children, we should prove it

Services for children and families are caught in a cycle of fire fighting, without the structures or the resources to attack the roots of the problems.

# children - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Keith Harris, Orville the Duck ventriloquist, dies aged 67 RIP

Keith Harris, Orville the Duck ventriloquist, dies aged 67

Tributes have been paid to the children’s entertainer who had his own show on the BBC.

# children - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

# children - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The number of homeless children is still rising

There were 911 children in homeless accommodation in one week last week.

I feed my children when they’re hungry. Parents in direct provision don’t have that choice.

Parents in direct provision have so few ways in which they can model healthy, productive adulthood for their children.

Two survivors arrested as 800 die in migrant ship disaster

The two arrested are suspected to be traffickers.

# children - Monday 20 April, 2015

Another €1 million needed for cystic fibrosis patients in Limerick

The state-of-the-art new cystic fibrosis unit in University Hospital Limerick was built thanks to charitable fundraising efforts.

Our kids are being kept awake by smartphones and tablets – and it’s making them fat

Parents are being urged to make kids’ bedrooms ‘screen-free zones’.

# children - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Are your little ones fussy eaters? Here’s how to make dinnertime feel less like a raging battle

Child and adolescent psychotherapist Colman Noctor gave us some top tips for parents.

# children - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Watch out, One Direction – these talented Irish teens are after your throne

They’re performing in the Aviva this weekend.

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?

More than 3,000 mothers are leaving the workforce annually due to the excessive costs of childcare.

# children - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.

Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.

# children - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

Attention parents: We’ll have an expert in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your questions

Are you having problems with your little ones? Ask the expert…

# children - Monday 13 April, 2015

‘I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing’

Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

# children - Sunday 12 April, 2015

“Sunny one minute, pouring the next”: Kids get real about Irish weather Four Seasons One Day This post contains videos

# children - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Since Margaret’s son died in Crumlin, she’s raised €1.25m for the hospital

Michael was just one year old when he passed away in 1986.

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

# children - Friday 10 April, 2015

25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment

For 10,000 of them, their wait has been longer than six months.

# children - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Father and seven children found dead ‘after generator filled house with carbon monoxide’

The official cause of death is still under investigation.

# children - Monday 6 April, 2015

Names of five more children buried in paupers’ graves found

That makes 227 names in total on the Bethany memorial .

# children - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Gardaí investigate alleged assault on newborn baby

The baby, believed to be only a few weeks old, was brought to hospital on Monday having suffered head injuries.

# children - Friday 3 April, 2015

Nurse left shaken after carjacking outside children’s hospital

A man forced her out of her car after she parked it outside the hospital yesterday morning.

# children - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Road accidents account for almost 40% of child deaths in Ireland

Even worse – the number of fatalities on our roads of children aged under 15 almost tripled last year.

# children - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Baby ‘thrives’ in care of father and grandparents after care order refused

Thirty new cases have been published.

# children - Monday 30 March, 2015

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so You Are What You Eat This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so

More than 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese.

Baby among family of four found stabbed to death in Gibraltar

Reports state that a British man is among the dead and police are not looking for anyone else.

Good news… Irish children are getting healthier

New figures from Safefood show people are starting to make necessary changes children’s diet and exercise.

# children - Saturday 28 March, 2015

How many school flags will mark 2016? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How long did Clarkson’s attack on his producer last?

# children - Monday 23 March, 2015

Father of seven children who died in house fire says they were “angels”

The children will be buried in Israel.

# children - Friday 20 March, 2015

The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough?

Unmarried fathers in Ireland need greater clarity when it comes to their rights

# children - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Male nurse struck off register for sexual contact with psychiatric patient

Graham Browne was also found to have had an inappropriate relationship with a young girl in a service for victims of trauma.

Over 700 children ate liquid detergent tablets in four years

Parents are being asked to store the detergents more safely.

# children - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Kids read mean tweets about themselves and it’s heartbreaking Cyberbullying This post contains videos

Kids read mean tweets about themselves and it’s heartbreaking

Incredibly sad and powerful.

# children - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge What Kind Of Parent Will You Be? Quiz

What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?

Are you ready?

Want to help your kids survive in today’s world? Teach them to cop on

The fake Internet world our children are growing up in is making them more vulnerable in the real world – but you can help.

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