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Children

# children - Today’s News

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# children - Yesterday’s News

Parents ‘abandoned’ baby with Down syndrome born to surrogate

The Australian couple are reported to have had twins through a Thai surrogate.

Two-year-old boy killed after being hit by a van in Tipperary

That brings to 24 the number of pedestrians killed on Irish roads this year.

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# children - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Here’s how much you’ll be expected to pay for water

The Commission for Energy Regulation today published details and confirmed that the government will cover costs of water use for children.

Childhood asthma rates linked to black smoke in Galway

A study has suggested that a drop in black smoke levels in the mid-nineties improved overall air quality and helped reduce hospital admissions for asthma.

Israel to investigate shelling of UN school

The school was shelled yesterday, with 16 people who had been sheltering there killed.

# children - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Epilepsy drug for children recalled over contamination risk

The Health Products Regulatory Authority said this is just a precautionary measure and patients do not have to return packs to their pharmacy.

# children - Monday 28 July, 2014

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk

In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.

# children - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Opinion: Why do people continue to do ‘the hardest job in the world’?

Parenting can be very tough – and thankfully more people are being honest about that – but let’s not forget about the good stuff.

More male abuse survivors in rural Ireland are seeking help

Some counties – including Cavan, Westmeath and Offaly – have seen a ratio of 2:1 in male to female callers to a helpline.

Reilly closely monitoring for allegations of Jimmy Savile abuse in Ireland Crc

Reilly closely monitoring for allegations of Jimmy Savile abuse in Ireland

James Reilly and Charlie Flanagan met previously to discuss the issue.

# children - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Opinion: I admit it, I’m an Apple Parent… are you?

When the need arises to soothe, calm, occupy, or otherwise try to obtain some peace from the kids we break out the tablets.

# children - Friday 25 July, 2014

UN tells Ireland to ban smacking children

They say that the State should focus on promoting non-violent forms of discipline.

# children - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza killing 15 people, including UN staff

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon called for the killing to stop now.

At least 19 dead after train crashes into school bus in India

Some 18 children on their way to school have been confirmed dead so far.

# children - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Direct Provision: ‘None of us can stand over it, it’s just not acceptable’

Junior Minister Aodhan O’Riordain said he is responsible now and he wants to change the system.

Lostprophets singer jailed for child sex crimes loses appeal bid

The sentencing judge said the offences committed against children were of shocking depravity.

From Business ETC ‘Do I want my mum to see this?’: New app aims to stop teens sexting Parental Control

‘Do I want my mum to see this?’: New app aims to stop teens sexting

The app works by sending a copy of any images taken on the child’s phone to their parents.

Escalating crisis in Gaza poses “serious threat” to children, says UNICEF

Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.

# children - Monday 21 July, 2014

From Business ETC EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases Unaddressed Concerns

EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases

The company face criticism about in-app purchases targeted at children.

Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?

One of the things I love about the summer holidays is the fact that there are no rules – we are at nobody else’s beck and call.

# children - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Rain halts exhumation of bodies of girls who were gang-raped and lynched

The girls’ families say police officers didn’t ask fast enough because they are from a lower caste.

From Business ETC How to protect yourself against unwanted app charges TechKnowHow

How to protect yourself against unwanted app charges

Because nobody wants to be greeted with a large bill at the end of the month.

# children - Saturday 19 July, 2014

US teen may face jail time for child porn after taking photos of his own penis

The 17-year-old had been told repeatedly to stop sending naked photos to his 15-year-old girlfriend.

# children - Friday 18 July, 2014

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting

The US reaffirmed its strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

Opinion: What will compulsory birth registration of unmarried fathers’ names mean for children?

A child has a right to the identity of both parents, and radical new legislation seeks to underline this.

Opinion: Why I hate the part of me that needs to return to work

I realised that part of me needs to go back to work, for my sanity as much as my bank balance.

Insulin pump therapy for children put on hold for six months at Crumlin hospital

The absence of two nurses means another two have to be trained in on the treatment.

# children - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.

# children - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here’s the latest information about the Tuam mother-and-baby home

The question of a suitable memorial is now being looked at by the Tuam Home Graveyard Committee.

Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups

Groups representing mothers and their children question why some institutions may not be included.

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

From The Daily Edge 8 warnings for anyone thinking of having kids Parenthood

‘Little appreciation’ from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care

Tusla, the child and family agency has published four reports into the deaths of children in State care.

Reports into deaths of five children in State care due today

It is believed one of the reports concerns a “very young” child.

# children - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared ‘happy’

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

We’ll find out more about the mother-and-baby homes inquiry tomorrow

The government will confirm the identity of the person that will chair the Commission of Inquiry tomorrow.

# children - Monday 14 July, 2014

Opinion: We can’t afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

From Business ETC Samsung finds ‘evidence’ of child labour at China plant Investigation

Samsung finds ‘evidence’ of child labour at China plant

It has suspended business with the supplier involved.

# children - Saturday 12 July, 2014

How much does it cost to send your kid to school?

Barnardos wants to know about the price of socks, PE clothes and tablets.

# children - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Opinion: Post Natal Depression – should it discourage you from ‘going again’?

Literally tens of thousands of women out there must find themselves in a similar predicament to my own. Yet I have never seen or heard it openly discussed. Ever.

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