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# children - Today’s News


# children - Yesterday’s News

“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.

# children - Thursday 5 February, 2015

18-month-old boy hands in petition with 65,000 signatures to Leinster House

The campaign is about children with serious illnesses.

# children - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Joe Duffy is writing a book

The radio host will release the book in illustrated hardback in October.

# children - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Should sports arenas have ‘no alcohol’ areas so kids aren’t sharing stands with drunks?

TD Róisín Shortall has questioned how appropriate is is for children to be in what can be heavy drinking atmospheres at matches.

# children - Friday 30 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 struggles that middle children know all too well Stuck In The Middle

9 struggles that middle children know all too well

Middle children, stand up and be counted.

# children - Thursday 29 January, 2015

# children - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge The youngest sibling is the funniest, new study reveals Sibling Rivalry This post contains a poll

The youngest sibling is the funniest, new study reveals

They’re also more favoured by their parents, but sure you knew that already.

# children - Monday 26 January, 2015

# children - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children

Whenever same-sex marriage is argued against – be it in print, radio or television – the issue of raising children is inevitably raised. But it’s a red herring.

Two teens in care who disappeared last year are still missing

Both teens had arrived in Ireland unaccompanied.

# children - Thursday 22 January, 2015

‘Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?’

The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…

# children - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Irish fathers look set to benefit from two weeks paid paternity leave

Junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he’s confident this provision will be included in new legislation currently being drafted.

# children - Monday 19 January, 2015

VIDEO: Police tear-gassed these children as they tried to protect their playground

The space was under threat of being seized by a property developer.

# children - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Boko Haram kidnap 60 people, mostly women and children, in cross-border attack

The Islamist militants ‘burst into two villages and torched homes’.

Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired)

I used to think that male friends who openly expressed their love for their young children were going soft, I now find myself feeling the same way.

# children - Friday 16 January, 2015

Woman accused of drowning her three children starves to death

She was charged with murdering her children in 2012.

# children - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

This is what happens when kids and dogs see snow for the first time


# children - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Tralee judge asks Ukrainian woman if all her children are ‘from the same stable’

The woman was convicted after stealing clothes, toys and other items worth €500 from a Debenhams store.

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