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#Children

# children - Yesterday’s News

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

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.

HSE support provided to boy was “not adequate” and had adverse effect on him

The Ombudsman for Children made recommendations on a report into the situation.

# children - Thursday 16 October, 2014

“Disgrace” of teen girl stuck with braces over pay dispute

An orthodontist refused to remove the braces because they weren’t paid.

# children - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

All children from NI who need heart surgery will soon be having it in Dublin

A working group found that having two surgical centres north and south of the border could not be justified due to the small number of surgeries each year.

From Business ETC Facebook and Apple pay for female workers to freeze their eggs Oh Baby

Facebook and Apple pay for female workers to freeze their eggs

A report today said the two companies are doing this so women working for them can delay childbearing which could hamper their careers.

# children - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge School asks girl to sign ‘safety contract’ after she drew a picture of a gun Safety Contract

School asks girl to sign ‘safety contract’ after she drew a picture of a gun

The five-year-old was asked if she was “depressed” after pointing a crayon at another student and saying “pew pew”.

# children - Friday 10 October, 2014

‘Losing three babies is an experience that will stay with me forever’

Parents who have lost children will come together for a remembrance service in Cork this evening.

# children - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Column: Long-overdue Bill will bring sweeping changes our understanding of ‘family’

A new Bill under consideration would herald extensive changes to family law in Ireland, although the issue of surrogacy is still not addressed.

# children - Monday 6 October, 2014

One in six 3-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition

Boys are 50% more likely than girls to have such conditions.

Court rules home extension be built so ‘inseparable’ siblings in care could stay together

The case is outlined in the lastest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# children - Sunday 5 October, 2014

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as ‘ten children a week lose their home’

Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.

# children - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit? Ocsober This post contains a poll

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit?

A month long initiative helps raise funds for a charity that teaches children to make safer and healthier choices about their alcohol and drug use.

Opinion: Is it worse for your child to bite, or be bitten?

It now seems ‘the first bite’ has been added to the long list of modern-day childhood milestones.

Woman who received controversial womb transplant gives birth to baby boy

The procedure was somewhat controversial because the womb was taken from a live donor.

Death in the digital age: How does social media affect children’s grief?

“When you’re online, you don’t get to choose who to edit out.”

# children - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Five people are infected with Ebola every hour in Sierre Leone

New cases being recorded are doubling every few weeks.

# children - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

41 children killed in Syria school bombings

Ambulances ferried wounded fighters for treatment in Turkey amid mortar fire, with some rounds falling very close to the border.

From The Daily Edge Mum chronicles her 4-year-old daughter’s ‘innocent’ insults Hey Mom

Mum chronicles her 4-year-old daughter’s ‘innocent’ insults

“You have so many hairs on your face. Is that a moustache or a beard?”

# children - Monday 29 September, 2014

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children

They will be involved the developing the job spec and the selection process.

Vandals burn down children’s playground in Ballymun

The Poppintree Park playground was set on fire over the weekend.

# children - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Toddler dies after being hit by van in Donegal driveway

The 22-month-old boy was from Letterkenny.

# children - Friday 26 September, 2014

The incredible and inspiring life of Christina Noble Documentary This post contains videos

The incredible and inspiring life of Christina Noble

After escaping from an institution in Ireland, Christina went on to help children at risk in Vietnam and Mongolia.

# children - Thursday 25 September, 2014

€800 worth of equipment stolen from ambulance for critically ill children Ploughing Championships This post contains videos

€800 worth of equipment stolen from ambulance for critically ill children

The money could have funded two ‘angel trips’.

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New bill will “recognise different family forms”

The revised general scheme of the Children and Family Relationships Bill was published today.

# children - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Hundreds who called women’s helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse

Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.

Gardaí team up with Europol in operation that saved 30 children from trafficking

Over 1,000 arrests were made across the EU and most arrests made in Ireland were for burglary offences.

Opinion: Ireland is out of sync with the rest of the world – prenups can strengthen a marriage

The enforceability of prenuptial agreements remains a major question in Ireland; but in a country legal aid is limited, avoiding long battles in court is essential

# children - Monday 22 September, 2014

Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year

Safefood estimates that 20% of a child’s calorific intake has little or no nutritional value.

# children - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish ‘illegitimate children’

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

# children - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Government to sign UN protocol that gives Irish children more rights

The move was welcomed by the Children’s Rights Alliance.

Here’s what the Taoiseach has to say about Irish Water and your PPS number

Enda Kenny made the comment in the Dáil as it met after the summer break.

# children - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

A Week in the Family Court: ‘There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point’

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s what the people working in child protection think needs to be done.

A Week in the Family Court: 6,500 children are in care – here are some of their stories

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here are a selection of the care orders that appeared before the courts.

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