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# children - Today’s News


# children - Friday 27 November, 2015

Temple Street has postponed surgeries because of the number of sick babies

The hospital says it has had a large number of winter-related admissions.

# children - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

This tech journalist started an internet firestorm because she wants to be sterilised at 29

Holly Brockwell says she doesn’t want to have children and has problems with other forms of contraception.

Looking for children’s Christmas presents in Dublin?

Look no further – here are the best places around town to stock up.

# children - Saturday 21 November, 2015

‘We’re finally getting rid of the buggy. Here are 10 things I won’t miss about it’

The ‘no buggy allowed’ signs, the leaf sludge and, of course, the dog poo, writes Claire Micks.

# children - Friday 20 November, 2015

A quarter of children feel their parents don’t love them enough to keep them safe

Most Irish children appear to be aware of the dangers of the internet and feel most at risk of harm when they’re at school.

# children - Sunday 15 November, 2015

‘I could have gone into labour at any stage’: What it’s like to have four children at once

Amanda Rogers knew from the start of her pregnancy that her babies would weigh less than two pounds.

# children - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology

Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.

# children - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Eight-year-old who beat baby girl to death charged with murder

One police officer said it was one of the saddest cases he had ever witnessed.

# children - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Mother kills son then takes her own life at children’s hospital

No one else in the hospital was threatened or harmed.

# children - Saturday 7 November, 2015

I’m giving up my job to stay at home and wipe bums and snot off my legs

I wrote a letter thanking my company for the last five years, but regretfully handing in my notice. Now, I’m a mother who stays at home, writes Linda Duffy.

A pirate queen is teaching Irish kids about equality

Ballymun schools are learning all about Grainne O’Malley.

# children - Friday 6 November, 2015

Muslim cleric claims Irish Muslim children are being taught ‘hatred of other communities’

Dr Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri says regulation of religious classes is needed.

# children - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders “with both hands tied”, TD claims

A new report says that 18 registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of schools in Cork.

Do you know how you’re going to afford to send your kids to college? You could sacrifice your daily coffee

How do you plan to pay for the education costs for your little ones? It’s time to start planning now, writes Eamon Dwyer.

# children - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Bus Éireann will no longer take kids to school during severe weather

One TD believes that the plans could put kids’ lives in danger.

# children - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Parents stunt daughter’s growth to make disability ‘more manageable’

New Zealand couple Jenn and Mark Hooper say they opted for the controversial treatment “out of love”.

# children - Monday 19 October, 2015

Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children?

Minister James Reilly is seeking a ban – do you agree with him?

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

# children - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Funeral details of Carrickmines fire victims announced

The burials will take place in Wexford and Wicklow over the coming week.

# children - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Danish zoo criticised for dissecting a lion in front of a crowd of children

Zoo officials have defended it as educational.

Varadkar dismisses claims 10,000 Irish children have teeth extracted in hospital each year

The Irish Dental Association has described the figures as a “national disgrace”.

Here’s how to get your children feeling good about maths

‘I was never any good at maths’ attitude towards the subject needs to change, writes Sheila Donegan, who says maths is an important part of life.

# children - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

‘Nothing else seemed to matter when she died. I didn’t understand why God would take our little girl?’

Michael McEnery provides a personal and heartfelt account of the loss of his young daughter Annabel to cancer. Here he talks about how he and his family got through such a horrific ordeal.

# children - Monday 12 October, 2015

There are just two weight management clinics in Ireland. This is a problem, say doctors

Currently there are just two such clinics – at St Colmcille’s in Loughlinstown and at University Hospital Galway.

# children - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Over 9,000 Irish women or ‘inmates’ went through these doors, forced to repent

Paul Redmond tells us what he has learned about St Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home in Dublin.

# children - Saturday 10 October, 2015

A Danish zoo is planning to dissect a lion in front of children

The animal was put down nine months ago because the zoo had too many lions.

# children - Friday 9 October, 2015

Lovely photo of baby girl surrounded by IVF syringes goes viral

The image has prompted an outpouring of heartfelt messages from other parents who have conceived through IVF.

# children - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb

The procedure involves placing a tiny camera through the mother’s abdomen and into the womb.

# children - Sunday 4 October, 2015

We were better parents before smartphones

There’s something slightly tragic about the sight of a two -year-old tugging at his mother’s trouser leg as she scrolls or the kid who is perilously close to falling off the high bars as Dad checks the latest score, writes Claire Micks.

# children - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Two men charged over brutal murder of teen babysitter, after 31-year investigation

Police say they’ve solved the shocking 1984 murder of 14-year-old Barbara Rowan.

# children - Friday 2 October, 2015

WATCH: Police chief breaks down in tears after a baby is shot dead

“This should not be happening in our city, and we’ve got to do something about it.”

# children - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Care order issued ‘without question’ as hungry children found living in cold, filthy conditions

The case was outlined in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

‘I’m scared for my younger brother, who is getting him dressed and bringing him to school?’

Details of a case of a young girl being taken into care over the abuse she received from her mother has been revealed.

# children - Sunday 27 September, 2015

‘You’re an adult and your parents are fighting, but it’s not your job to fix their relationship’

Regardless of your age, if your parents aren’t getting on or are separating, it’s not easy. It is often assumed that adult children can take it on the chin, but it is not that straight forward, writes Bernadette Ryan.

This unique Irish app helps train distracted kids’ brains

Its creator, entrepreneur and neuroscientist Aine Behan, tells us how it works.

# children - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Sex workers hit out at new bill criminalising prostitution clients

The proposed legislation also includes tough penalties for the grooming of children.

Toddler dies after father throws his children in a pond, confesses in 911 call

Two girls were saved from the water by an off-duty policeman, but one of them died today.

# children - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Off-duty policeman saves drowning kids after ‘father throws them into pond’

“I heard something about children, that they might possibly be in trouble.”

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