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# children - Today’s News

Calls for new law to ‘call child pornography what it is’ – child abuse

“It’s time to get tough with these people.”

Remember this inspiring little boy? He’ll be on the Toy Show tonight

We first told you about Quaid Cleland and his campaign to get Ireland using sign language back in August.

From The Daily Edge Vine perfectly sums up how we all critique the kids on the Toy Show Toy Show

# children - Yesterday’s News

# children - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face ‘rigorous’ medical card means test HSE

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face ‘rigorous’ medical card means test

Our Children’s Health has welcomed yesterday’s announcements on medical card reform, but still has some outstanding concerns.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up as you wake up

Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession

Almost 20,000 children are surveyed as part of the research.

# children - Monday 24 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Breathe a sigh of relief: that amazing Lego note from the 1970s appears to be legit Lego

# children - Friday 21 November, 2014

Tusla can’t prosecute creche over Prime Time revelations

The Child and Family agency said it is seeking urgent legal advice over yesterday’s court decision as it is “critical” it has the law on its side.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Catch up as you wake up.

The Savage Eye’s ‘foul mouthed children’ did not break broadcasting rules Bai

The Savage Eye’s ‘foul mouthed children’ did not break broadcasting rules

One complainant said the series should be called ‘The Savage Mouth’.

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

# children - Thursday 20 November, 2014

“There’s a lot of danger out there” – young people describe homelessness Homeless This post contains videos

“There’s a lot of danger out there” – young people describe homelessness

Young people are featured in a new video from the Ombudsman for Children’s office.

# children - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Opinion: The unwritten rule that helps stressed parents through the tough days

There’s a casual solidarity between parents of young children that can lift you up on the lonely days.

# children - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Detachment parenting – deliver, bond, and then deposit in creche

Many parents have no choice but to return to work when their babies are still very young – and the process is a bit brutal on all concerned.

Charity says 100 children became homeless in Dublin last month

Over 400 families have lost their homes in the county in the first ten months of this year.

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# children - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Opinion: ‘I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.’

As a family and as individuals, we have benefited every bit as much as the children we have and continue to care for – life has been enriched.

# children - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

Supreme Court says only the birth mother – not genetic mother – can appear on birth cert

The State mother has insisted that only the birth mother can be on the birth cert.

# children - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

“A stranger said he liked me – it was creepy”: Children on what they face online

Children are now more at risk of receiving hate messages online, according to a new report.

# children - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Opinion: I had childhood cancer – I know St James is entirely unsuitable for a children’s hospital

I understand what is needed for the promised National Children’s Hospital – St James’s is a laughably poor choice.

# children - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Opinion: Something is fundamentally wrong when your kid’s shoes cost more than your own

I’m half waiting for my children to be shoe-jacked in the playground.

# children - Friday 31 October, 2014

“I’m not dampening all the fun, but parents need to be sensible” – Minister

Alan Kelly has something to say about Halloween.

# children - Thursday 30 October, 2014

A lot of Chinese couples don’t want a second child after all

The government relaxed its strict ‘one child’ policy last year, but fewer couples took advantage of it than expected.

# children - Monday 27 October, 2014

Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone Baby Ballet This post contains videos

Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone

And do they want to be ballet dancers when they grow up?

# children - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Column: Embrace your inner zombie – eat some pumpkin brains

Once you’ve scooped out Jack’s brains and carved a face on him don’t throw out what’s left over – it’s immensely edible and nutritious.

Could ballet help kids learn maths, and prevent obesity?

One school says its kids love learning ballet.

# children - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Opinion: The ‘frozen eggs’ debate is really a societal issue – don’t vilify corporations over it

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

How many children were sent to detention schools this year?

There are three such institutions in Ireland, all based in Dublin.

# children - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Israel warns of crackdown after ‘hit-and-run terror attack’ that killed baby

Police have flooded flashpoint neighbourhoods after yesterday’s attack.

Catholic orders are “improving” in reporting abuse allegations

New reports from the Catholic Church’s watchdog notes improvement.

# children - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly

A Hiqa inspection has found serious failings in child welfare services in the county.

# children - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation

Domestic life is more diverse than ever – but strong relationships, love and support within families are more important than their structure.

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# children - Saturday 18 October, 2014

# children - Friday 17 October, 2014

Gardaí continue to question man after children injured in petrol bomb attack

The attack took place after 9pm last night.

Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested

That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.

A third of people think coding is more important than learning Irish

1 in 5 people think coding is more important than maths.

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