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# children - Today’s News

€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.

# children - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

3 Midweek Longreads: Can this controversial child experiment end racism?

Longreads to savour or save.

€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it

The Department of Social Protection says it aims to minimise risks of fraud and eliminate incorrect payments.

# children - Monday 25 May, 2015

‘Treatment for sexualised behaviour in young children is urgently needed’

A significant proportion of referrals to CARI in recent years are in the under-12 age group.

# children - Sunday 24 May, 2015

The New Parenting: Nowadays, are mum and dad the ones seen and not heard?

Not pandering to a child’s tantrums is better for everyone in the long run, but be prepared for horrified looks from other adults.

‘Ireland’s maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing’

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

# children - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Woman found pushing her dead son on swings

She had been there for hours.

# children - Friday 22 May, 2015

So what articles in the press had people complaining last year?

Many of the complaints cited truth and accuracy, privacy and children.

# children - Thursday 21 May, 2015

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum

Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.

I get annoyed when it is assumed that older people in rural Ireland will vote No

Former president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Mamo McDonald, explains why she will be voting Yes tomorrow.

# children - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby?

New figures have shown the number of criminals on the sex offenders list.

# children - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

‘The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children’

Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.

These are the best Irish children’s books out there right now

They’ve all won an award today.

# children - Monday 18 May, 2015

Five children detained over murder of 6-year-old boy

The boy was found in a shallow grave by a stream on Saturday.

Council plans to build houses on recreational area – and some locals are not happy

Lett’s Field is a green area – but not an official playground – in Clondalkin.

# children - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Oscar the Grouch spends his Christmases in Ireland

In an exclusive interview with this week, puppeteer Caroll Spinney told us he visits Ireland every year.

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