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# children - Yesterday’s News


# children - Monday 17 October, 2016

The creators of the Muppets want this cartoon to help kids save the planet

It’s one of a number of new series that want to raise awareness about environmental issues with kids.

# children - Friday 14 October, 2016

Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package

It’s understood the department will be calling for all childcare services and creches to be transparent and publish the cost of their fees.

# children - Thursday 13 October, 2016

'Opportunity to fix the problem could be lost' - Clinic closes waiting list for children's free eye tests

The waiting list has been closed for the forseeable future – meaning there are less services for children in need of screening.

Zappone exploring ways to bring unregistered childminders into new subsidy fold

Zappone said she met members from the childcare sector yesterday morning where the issue was raised.

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.

# children - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

WATCH: Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone answer your questions about Budget 2017 asked your questions about housing and children live on Facebook this evening.

School to hold meeting after clowns enter school grounds and 'terrified' students

The Nightmare Realm director explained to us what happened that lead to three scary clowns roaming around a school’s private grounds.

'Children in one-parent families disadvantaged in terms of socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties'

Low birth weights were found to have a possible lasting impact on a child’s growth and development.

# children - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Meet the man who's helping Irish children embrace their artistic sides

PJ Lynch is the latest Children’s Laureate.

# children - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Three challenges of being an exceptionally gifted child - cyberbullying, underachieving and money

“If we were talking about ensuring that children with learning difficulties were getting the best education they possibly could – this wouldn’t even be questioned.”

# children - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Poll: Should relatives get more inheritance tax relief? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should relatives get more inheritance tax relief?

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is said to be planning a break for children, but not other relatives.

# children - Thursday 29 September, 2016

'The sector is in real crisis': New report reveals the cost of providing childcare

Early Childhood Ireland found that Irish families are spending 35% of their yearly income on care.

# children - Sunday 25 September, 2016

'He doesn't really know life without pain': Mother speaks of son's battle with juvenile arthritis

Linda O’Dwyer had to wait 18 months to get a diagnosis for her son Tommy – and that was after she went private.

# children - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium

Belgium is the only country to allow a child of any age to choose to end their own life.

5% of children are in everyday contact with a stranger online

There are calls for parents, educators and the government needed to be doing more to promote a safe internet environment.

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis

Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.

# children - Thursday 15 September, 2016

New school subjects roll-out: Kids to learn coding, Mandarin, computer science and politics

Education Minister Richard Bruton launched the government’s new action plan for education today.

# children - Thursday 8 September, 2016

"Disturbing evidence" of alleged sexual abuse of children is heard behind closed doors

An application will be made to exclude media from courtroom during evidence by gardai.

# children - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Think of all those voices desperate for help': Women's Aid helpline receives 41 calls a day

The service is now 24/7, due to increased demand.

# children - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

All grown up: Ireland's kids head to their first day of school In Pictures This post contains images

All grown up: Ireland's kids head to their first day of school

It’s a big – and emotional – day.

# children - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Islamic State releases video of children carrying out prisoner executions

One of the boys is identified as being British.

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'

The Child and Family Agency told the court the father was making good steps towards recovery.

# children - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

# children - Friday 19 August, 2016

Is it safe to raise your child on a vegan diet?

Consultant dietitian Sarah Keogh argues children can be raised vegan, but it requires a lot of hard work from the parents.

# children - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

# children - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died

Reports published today gave details of the lives of a number of young people know to the child and family agency who took their own lives.

# children - Sunday 14 August, 2016

At least 10 children have been killed in an airstrike on school in Yemen

Aid group Doctors Without Borders condemned the attack, saying that all of the children killed were between eight and 15 years old.

# children - Friday 12 August, 2016

Six-year-old Florida boy beats baby sister to death after mother leaves them alone in car

The children’s mother has been arrested.

# children - Thursday 11 August, 2016

At least four dead in suspected chlorine gas attack in Aleppo

Medical staff have taken pieces of the patients’ clothing for analysis.

# children - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Pope laments that children are being taught that gender is a choice

The Pope blamed what he called “ideological colonising” by “very influential countries”.

Over half of cyberbullying cases happen to Irish children on Facebook

The survey also found that over half of cyber-bullying happens to children on Facebook.

Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives

The court was told the mother had been going to rehab but had fallen back in with drug use.

# children - Monday 1 August, 2016

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court

The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.

# children - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots

He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”

# children - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Children 'are accessing porn at sleepovers' and viewing explicit content on phones Sexualisation Of Children This post contains a poll

Children 'are accessing porn at sleepovers' and viewing explicit content on phones

Exposure to sexual imagery and language at a young age can lead to mental health problems.

# children - Friday 22 July, 2016

Syrian children pose with drawings of Pokemon, pleading to be saved from violence

An air strike on an Islamic State-held town this week killed 60 people.

# children - Thursday 21 July, 2016

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital HSE

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital Exclusive

An analysis by of data shows the average number of children waiting over 12 months on the inpatient list over the last two years is 1,605% higher than in the two years before that.

# children - Thursday 7 July, 2016

"You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol

A new Oireachtas grouping is targeting the harm done to children by their parents’ alcohol abuse.

# children - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother charged after four children are stabbed to death in Memphis

“It’s just a very sad day. It’s really beyond words, quite frankly.”

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