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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 29 March, 2015


# children - Yesterday’s News

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

# 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

# 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.

Baby boxes – The place for parents to anonymously give up their newborns

The practice is common in parts of Europe and is being considered in the US.

# children - Saturday 14 March, 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.

# children - Thursday 12 March, 2015

James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon

‘As a parent of a child with a disability, I never thought I’d end up taking cards off children with a disability’.

# children - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

O’Donnell children say they understand people’s lack of sympathy for them

They said they are “just trying to do our best”.

# children - Monday 9 March, 2015

The pressure to breastfeed can be overwhelming and failure can be crippling

Many women are simply unable to breastfeed – and they shouldn’t be made to feel like failures for it.

# children - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the smacking of children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland should ban the smacking of children?

There is no Irish ban on physical punishment of children by their parents.

Ireland could be next for rap on the knuckles over smacking children

Currently, there is no outright ban on physical punishment of children by their parents or caregivers.

# children - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are ‘inaccurate and wide of the mark’

The Department of Health states that negotiations are ongoing.

# children - Saturday 28 February, 2015

What’s the real story behind this famous statue?

Ever wondered about those white statues?

# children - Thursday 26 February, 2015

“He smelt of cigars and body odour”: Savile abuse in the victims’ words

The latest report investigates abuse at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

# children - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Gardaí examining new allegations of sexual and physical abuse at school

Micheál Martin said the abuse happened as recently as 2006.

# children - Monday 23 February, 2015

From Business ETC Sorry Irish parents: your children won’t get to see YouTube Kids Out Of Reach

Sorry Irish parents: your children won’t get to see YouTube Kids

The Android app is only in the US for now, meaning you will need to find another way to entertain the kids.

Conjoined twins successfully separated after 24 hour surgery

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata underwent the surgery in Texas Children’s Hospital.

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus

A HIQA report also found staff excessively used single separation, with one child locked in a room for 83 hours over four days.

# children - Friday 20 February, 2015

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now

The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.

The Government’s reaction to our childcare crisis: divide and conquer

By pitching different segments of the electorate against each other, the Government can effectively wash its hands of the problem.

Poll: Should ‘unhealthy’ people be rejected as foster parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ‘unhealthy’ people be rejected as foster parents?

The Children’s Minister said the obesity of an applicant would have to be considered.

# children - Thursday 19 February, 2015

‘I mistakenly believed I had legal rights to my own children’

New legislation being published today will give protections to non-traditonal Irish families.

# children - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

New law will make it illegal to pay for surrogate mothers

Leo Varadkar has also promised a register of donor conceived children.

Children are precious, so why aren’t the people caring for them valued?

‘An au pair’s work is essential, and caring for children is an enormous responsibility, yet we are not seen as real workers.’

What is the Children and Family Relationships Bill and who will it affect?

Confused about what new legislation will mean for families? Read on.

# children - Monday 16 February, 2015

Open thread: What were your favourite books to have read to you as a child?

A survey today found less than half of Irish parents read to their children daily.

‘The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man’

Telly is powerful stuff – for both parent and child.

# children - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Over 200 Irish children diagnosed with cancer every year

Gold ribbons will be sold around the country today to raise awareness of childhood cancer in Ireland.

# children - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

My six days working as a clown at a refugee camp in Rwanda

It doesn’t matter where in the world they are, all children need excitement, fun and laughter.

Why resuscitating people for a long time after drowning will not always work

New study looks at the outcomes after resuscitation.

# children - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Families win €2m damages after daughters are switched at birth

The clinic in question was ordered to pay €400,000 to each of the women in question.

‘It makes you appreciate the fortunate start in life most of us got’

Did you watch last night’s RTÉ documentary?

# children - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable

Pope Francis said this week that it’s okay for parents to smack their children.

# children - Friday 6 February, 2015

Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn’t been kind to us parents

I have lines on my face that weren’t there in 2014. A month of rolling childhood illnesses will do that to you.

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children? Corporal Punishment This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?

The Pope says it is, sometimes.

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