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# children - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%

A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.

# children - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Young footballers from Gaza arrive in Cork for Mardyke Arena game

The Gaza football academy struggles due to a lack of facilities, equipment and safe places to play.

# children - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.

# children - Monday 31 July, 2017

Children with potential mental health issues have been waiting over a year for a psychologist

Almost a third of children on waiting-lists have been waiting for over a year.

# children - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

# children - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child

There has been a slight drop in the number of parents getting into debt to fund these costs.

# children - Monday 24 July, 2017

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.

# children - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland

36-year-old Mairead was forced to give up her job following the reform of the One Parent Family Payment.

# children - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.

# children - Friday 21 July, 2017

'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty

Today, leading NGOs will outline measures they say could make a real different to the quality of life of children in this country.

# children - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

# children - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”

# children - Monday 17 July, 2017

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families

The highest sign-up rate for childcare services was in Roscommon, Donegal, Sligo, Kerry, Galway, Carlow and Leitrim.

# children - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Award-winning fairy garden donated to children's ward at Portiuncula Hospital

The garden received a certificate of distinction in the postcard section at Bloom this year.

# children - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Here's why I refuse to lie about parenting (even on Instagram)

I *could* pretend that my family life is perfect and put it on social media, writes Ciara McDonnell. But I’d be lying.

# children - Monday 10 July, 2017

By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies

Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU.

'A crisis of unprecedented scale': How will the Government end family homelessness?

The State has struggled to cope with growing numbers of homeless children and families.

# children - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Cork hoping to get its own BUMBLEance to bring critically ill children to hospital

It’s hoped the vehicle will make 500 trips per year.

'We were told she wouldn't walk': Young girl beats odds and competes in dance competition

Seven year old Ava O’Donovan was born with Spina Bifida.

# children - Friday 7 July, 2017

'It's totally unacceptable': 44 children admitted to adult mental health units so far this year

The Mental Health Commission released its annual report today.

Boy put back into residential care after 'loving' foster parents didn't get supports they begged for

The child was doing well in school and had joined the local football club but needed extra psychological supports which the family did not receive.

# children - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

# children - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Investigation underway after teacher was recorded screaming at young pupil with autism

The boy’s mother said her son started calling himself a bad boy and a loser after the incident.

Boy from Mayo is first-ever patient to be transported in BUMBLEair helicopter

A commercial helicopter pilot donated his time and the use of the helicopter at his own expense.

# children - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

# children - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.

# children - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Texas children who died in hot car were left there as punishment

The children’s mother originally said they had locked themselves in.

# children - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge These three Dublin kids were brought up to dance on stage with Justin Bieber in the RDS last night Nailed It

These three Dublin kids were brought up to dance on stage with Justin Bieber in the RDS last night

Backing dancers for the song Children, appropriately enough.

# children - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Constable charged with having indecent images of children is dismissed from Met Police

The chair of the special case hearing said, “There is no place within the organisation for him any longer.”

# children - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'It was like landing on the moon': Finding the fate of Irish Famine orphans sent to Australia

A woman researching their fate tells us their story.

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'

Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.

'To me, Father's Day is just like any other day because there's always something missing'

Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.

# children - Friday 16 June, 2017

Man jailed for injecting children after convincing them they had Chernobyl radiation poisoning

The 59-year-old duped teenagers and woman into believing he worked for the Ministry of Defence.

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

# children - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Good news for parents: Back to school allowance is going up by 25%

Meanwhile, the weekly payments for those in Direct Provision are also set to be increased.

# children - Saturday 10 June, 2017

A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades

A study shows that adults whose parents separated during childhood are at an increased risk for poorer health.

HSE reveals thousands of children left waiting for assessment, despite 3 month legal deadline

At end of last year there were almost 4,000 applications overdue for completion.

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

# children - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Should 'health homework' be given to primary school students?

A study has found that 20% of children in Ireland are overweight or obese.

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