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Children

# children - Yesterday’s News

Children found dead in London all had ‘life-limiting genetic disorders’

A 43-year-old woman who was arrested yesterday is believed to be the three children’s mother.

# children - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge HBO understands how annoying it is to watch TV with your parents Parental Guidance

HBO understands how annoying it is to watch TV with your parents

Who’s he? Haven’t we seen a film with him in it?

We’re vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before

Vaccination rates are at their highest ever levels, the HSE said today.

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?

Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.

Man charged with murder of two-year-old girl in Scotland

Madison Horne was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital on Sunday evening.

# children - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?

The ‘glass ceiling’ is less to do with being a woman and more to do with having to care for small children.

Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children – and the government’s backing it

The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.

From The Daily Edge US school gives children terrible, terrible advice on how to deal with bullies Beat The Bullies

US school gives children terrible, terrible advice on how to deal with bullies

“Do not tell on bullies” was one particularly awful tidbit.

Diarmuid Martin says priests feel hurt over yesterday’s Irish Times cartoon

The Archbishop said he is a strong believer in freedom of speech and of the vital role of satire in social criticism.

Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine

It’s the last day before the Easter break in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

“Ambitious” and “powerful” new children’s policy welcomed

The framework sets out a number of commitments for making life better in Ireland for children.

# children - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Go-ahead given to free GP care for under sixes

The ICGP says that if Cabinet agrees to bring in free GP care, it will be a premature decision.

# children - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Column: Our new tax code has created a ‘hierarchy’ of parenting

A recent change to child benefit is forcing separated parents into “primary” and a “secondary” roles.

# children - Monday 14 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in ‘cyberspace’?

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

Seven infant bodies found in cardboard boxes at woman’s home

The woman was arrested and sent to jail on murder charges.

# children - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Parents of kids with ‘hidden’ disability “fighting” for support since diagnosis

One child was so distressed that he talked about killing himself – now he is in a specialist language unit and more confident, his mother said.

From The Daily Edge 8 ways you’ll know you were an Irish dancing kid A Haon Do Tri

8 ways you’ll know you were an Irish dancing kid

AND right 2 3 4 5 6 7, 1 2 3, 1 2 3.

# children - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.

Nothing prepared me for how the birth of my own children would mercilessly rip the scab off the wound that my mother’s death had left behind. In that way, I could relate to the late Peaches Geldof, writes Claire Micks.

# children - Friday 11 April, 2014

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.

# children - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Family of five terrorised at gunpoint during armed robbery in Limerick

There were three young children in the house when the masked men with guns broke in to their home.

# children - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Doctors: Punishing parents using commercial surrogacy services won’t benefit anyone

Proposals in new legislation to enforce penalties for this would likely be unenforceable anyway, they said.

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?

A new bill will allow for payments to surrogate mothers but doctors have said these donors should also be paid expenses. What do you think?

# children - Monday 7 April, 2014

Children face life span five years shorter than parents – but you can change this

Experts say that obesity has reached a ‘tipping point’ in Ireland. Here are tips they shared with us on how to keep your kids healthy and active.

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?

Experts say we’re wrapping our kids up in cotton wool and that’s bad for them. What do you think?

# children - Saturday 5 April, 2014

€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers ‘out in the cold’

Early Childhood Ireland is proposing that a separate strand of funding is immediately ringfenced for private childcare providers.

# children - Friday 4 April, 2014

Upgrades to childcare facilities on the way under €2.5m investment fund

A further €500,000 will go towards parent and toddler groups and childminders.

From The Daily Edge Teacher keeps promise, posts former students letters they wrote 20 years ago Blast From The Past

Teacher keeps promise, posts former students letters they wrote 20 years ago

His former students predicted their futures…and some were right.

# children - Thursday 3 April, 2014

10-year-old boy dies after being struck by a car in Co Offaly

The collision occurred on the Tullamore to Rahan Road at Ballykilmurray at about 9.15 am.

# children - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home Exclusive

The children were extremely young, with some dying from syphilis, convulsions, heart failure and malnutrition.

# children - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Parents warned of window blind hazards, as new safety standards announced

At least five children have died as a result of accidents from window blinds with loop cords or chains in the last decade.

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of ‘choice’

Guilt may not be the defining emotion of motherhood but it is certainly one of the most consistent, writes Emily Hourican.

# children - Monday 24 March, 2014

Up to 108 people on missing list after US mudslide Searching This post contains images

Up to 108 people on missing list after US mudslide

At least eight people have been killed in the mudslide that happened on Saturday in a rural area near Seattle.

# children - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Column: Outnumbered … how many kids is too many?

Claire Micks writes: your love for each little mini me will no doubt stretch to whatever number your reproductive organs are generous enough to produce. But will your sanity? Or your relationship? Or your bank balance?

Poll: Should chocolate brands be allowed sponsor sports organisations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should chocolate brands be allowed sponsor sports organisations?

A new Cadbury’s limited edition Moro bar will include the message: ‘Boost your passion for the GAA’

# children - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Abuse survivor Marie Collins added to Vatican commission to protect children

The commission is aimed at protecting minors against abuse in the Catholic Church.

Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland – but not the Republic (yet)

Ireland has the highest incidence of Meningitis B disease in Europe.

# children - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital

A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.

# children - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Using a mobile while driving is comparable to driving drunk

That’s according to Gay Byrne who was speaking at the RSA’s annual conference today.

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