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#Children

# children - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'

Eight families have been using adult services to house their children in Dublin during May.

"At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system

A case of severe child abuse that recently passed through the courts showed some of the provisions in place to help protect minors.

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# children - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world

Mairead Dunford writes about her son Kevin, who died aged nine, and how he taught their family how to love even though he had a life-limiting condition.

# children - Friday 20 May, 2016

Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls

A campaign group said today the 19-year-old was not on the list.

# children - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Children whose parents are mentored are less likely to be overweight or have lower IQs

That’s according to the results of a major early childhood intervention programme that was trialled in north Dublin.

# children - Saturday 14 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

# children - Friday 13 May, 2016

Dublin couple face garda probe after their son misses school for four years

They’ve claimed he’s been too ill to attend but have not provided Tusla with proof.

# children - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Measles warning after second case confirmed this year

The person in question had been in Dublin and Kerry leading up to and including the May bank holiday weekend.

# children - Sunday 1 May, 2016

'The sister and daughter we never had': Welcoming a child affected by Chernobyl into the family

The Chernobyl explosion was the biggest nuclear catastrophe of the 20th century.

# children - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Startled pit bull bites and kills newborn baby in bed

The child was just only three days old.

# children - Monday 18 April, 2016

Three children killed in Turkey by Islamic State rocket fire

The rockets hit close to a school.

# children - Sunday 17 April, 2016

My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee

Being a working mother is a crash course in muddling through, writes Sharon Mannion.

# children - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Reflections on infertility: 'I expected to be mocked for thinking we were getting somewhere'

Infertility’s seemingly endless circle of hope and disappointment leaves you expecting the worst in all situations, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

# children - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

# children - Monday 4 April, 2016

Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK'

Children are said to be exchanging hands for as little as €6,500.

# children - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Born in the middle of a war, this baby starved to death after just five months of life

“He didn’t cry and there were no tears, just stiff”.

# children - Friday 1 April, 2016

Seven-week-old baby kidnapped from shopping centre as his mam took a phone call

Young Ashir Simmons was found about five hours later.

# children - Thursday 31 March, 2016

363 children became homeless in the first two months of this year

Minister Alan Kelly convened his third homelessness forum today.

# children - Friday 25 March, 2016

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds UK

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds

The report in the UK found that more than half of teachers were aware of students sending sexually explicit messages.

Teenager gives birth to baby in gym toilet and returns to volleyball game

The Chinese volleyball player left the baby in the bushes

# children - Monday 21 March, 2016

8 fun things to do with the family over the Easter holidays

You told us some of your plans for the Easter weekend.

# children - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Entertaining kids can be tough. Here’s how to survive the playcentre

The holidays with the kids can be tough. Claire Micks has some advice about navigating the play centre.

# children - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Man avoids jail after stealing €18k from his Lapland charity for terminally ill kids

The charity was set up to send children to Lapland.

# children - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

‘We need to educate children about food that doesn’t come from a packet’

The battle in Marino over pear trees is an example of how we need to think outside the box when it comes to food education, writes Ross Golden-Bannon.

# children - Monday 14 March, 2016

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Poll: Should there be a ban on selling energy drinks to under 16s?

Some drinks being sold in Ireland contain 16 spoonfuls of sugar.

# children - Monday 7 March, 2016

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees

A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.

# children - Sunday 6 March, 2016

On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren’t children for long

Some were abandoned on the streets by family members, others left their home because of poverty or neglect.

# children - Saturday 5 March, 2016

My little girl was fixated at dropping the F-bomb. Here’s how I got her to stop

Sadhbh Devlin says she tried to get her little girl to stop cursing, but nothing was working, so she had to let her say it.

# children - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Travel agent stole €18k from Lapland charity he founded for terminally ill children

He wrote cheques from the charity’s account and lodged them into his personal account, but said the money was not to be kept for personal gain.

# children - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Why do people say this: ‘They’ve been married a while now? What’s keeping her?’

To be told you cannot conceive on your own is devastating, cruel and unfair, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

# children - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Reports of man making ‘suspicious approaches’ to children

The children range in age from 7 to 9.

# children - Saturday 20 February, 2016

‘Three weeks after giving birth I was diagnosed with breast cancer’

The inevitable task of telling my other two children (aged five and three) what was happening made it more harrowing and more real, writes Yvonne Fagan.

# children - Friday 19 February, 2016

# children - Monday 15 February, 2016

Former GAA coach fails in bid to challenge ruling that he’s a risk to children

In 2013 the Child and Family Agency found he was a risk to children and third parties should be informed of this.

# children - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year

There’s been a radical overhaul of father’s rights in areas of access, custody and guardianship.

# children - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care rules are ‘being ignored and bypassed’

Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.

# children - Sunday 31 January, 2016

‘I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act’

Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.

# children - Saturday 23 January, 2016

‘I’m an Irishman in the West Bank helping kids get to school through checkpoints’

Alex Dunne has been in the West Bank for over 40 days now, collecting stories of stories of military incursions, night raids, and settler attacks.

# children - Monday 18 January, 2016

Cancer charity for children warns it will be forced to close its doors this month

The charity says that it does not have enough money to continue with its services.

# children - Friday 15 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge A kid asked for more pocket money and received an official letter from the Bank of Dad Dad Skills
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