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Dublin: 15 °C Friday 19 September, 2014


# children - Yesterday’s News

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# children - Monday 15 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about housing people in prefabs, Judge Barry White, seagulls and Islamic State.

# children - Friday 12 September, 2014

There were 64 cases of children being abducted from Ireland last year

There were also 45 cases of abducted children being brought here.

# children - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Vet warning after dog has tail amputated over loom band

Patches has thankfully made a full recovery.

# children - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Are you worried about your teen heading out for JC night? Here’s some advice…

Parents and those running bars and off licences are being asked to be extra vigilant today.

# children - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fundraising begins for second BUMBLEance vehicle for critically-ill kids

A quiz will take place later this month to raise money – and a Mega Push will take place too.

# children - Friday 5 September, 2014

From Business ETC Google agrees to refund $19 million to parents for unwanted in-app purchases Refunded

Google agrees to refund $19 million to parents for unwanted in-app purchases

The company has also agreed to update its practises to ensure that it receives parental consent for any purchases made.

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.

# children - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Busy lifestyles mean that young people might not be learning enough food skills to stay healthy

A new report by safefood has noted clear evidence that food skills, such as cooking and budgeting for meals, has an impact on health.

Philomena Lee to tell world conference about her forced adoption in Ireland

A major international conference in Cork today will hear from a number of speakers about adoption law.

# children - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Men freed after 30 years in US prison for crime they didn’t commit

The two men are mentally impaired and one of them is the longest serving death row inmate in North Carolina.

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# children - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16%

Child protection continues to be a problem in Ireland said Emily Logan.

Opinion: 5 things I got completely wrong about starting school

When my first child started school I thought it wouldn’t be a big deal. I was wrong.

# children - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you’re gay?

Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?

‘There’s a little boy or girl in your community who’s going to bed cold or going to school hungry’

Barnardos says that ‘without the generosity of volunteers we would not be able to reach the children who need our support’.

# children - Friday 29 August, 2014

White bread, butter and chips? Hospital food is not good enough, says TD

Ciara Conway TD has called for response to hospital food, after a constituents child was served chips in a pediatric ward.

# children - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential

Disrupted nights can damage children’s self-esteem and exhaust them before a day at school.

Number of children killed on Irish roads has already doubled from last year

Minister Paschal Donohoe called the rise “incredibly worrying.”

Former US government cybersecurity chief convicted on child porn charges

The senior official shared fantasies about raping and murdering children…

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

“It’s just not good enough,” says Early Childhood Ireland.

A new challenge for charities – how to replicate the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Make-A -Wish Foundation says that the face of charity donation has changed hugely in the past 12 months.

“Make-A-Wish took my daughter’s mind off her Leukaemia treatment”

Amelia and Ashley have both had the trip of a lifetime thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

# children - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Little girl tries to convince mam she didn’t eat a doughnut…with chocolate all over her face Red Handed

Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods

The family drifted off the footpath and became disorientated while on a night time walk.

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

# children - Monday 25 August, 2014

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?… Fresh questions raised over Ireland’s creches

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

Teachers see a worrying rise in Irish children coming to school hungry

Missing breakfast is causing kids to lose six weeks of learning each year.

# children - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Five Palestinians from the same family killed by Israeli warplane attacks

Israel has vowed no let-up until it can guarantee the safety of its civilians.

# children - Friday 22 August, 2014

Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism

What can be done to support people with autism in mainstream education? Three words: awareness, dialogue and openness.

Pre-treating schoolchildren could cause head lice to mutate, parents warned

Schools generally experience a spike in head lice cases at the start of a new term, as children congregate after months apart…

# children - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From Business ETC Children are the future, and they could also be Google’s next target market Parental Control

Children are the future, and they could also be Google’s next target market

The search engine giant is said to be working on a system that will allow parents to set up accounts for their kids, and control what services they use.

# children - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Opinion: Taking the first steps into education can be daunting – for child and parent

Venturing into the unknown is scary. Here’s how to make things a little easier…

# children - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks UK

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks

Basildon Hospital states that it is dealing with a ‘major incident’.

Dozens of Yazidi villagers ‘massacred’ in Iraq

It is believed dozens of men from the Yazidi faith were massacred in the village of Kocho.

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