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#Children

# children - Thursday 29 September, 2016

'The sector is in real crisis': New report reveals the cost of providing childcare

Early Childhood Ireland found that Irish families are spending 35% of their yearly income on care.

# children - Sunday 25 September, 2016

'He doesn't really know life without pain': Mother speaks of son's battle with juvenile arthritis

Linda O’Dwyer had to wait 18 months to get a diagnosis for her son Tommy – and that was after she went private.

# children - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium

Belgium is the only country to allow a child of any age to choose to end their own life.

5% of children are in everyday contact with a stranger online

There are calls for parents, educators and the government needed to be doing more to promote a safe internet environment.

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis

Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.

# children - Thursday 15 September, 2016

New school subjects roll-out: Kids to learn coding, Mandarin, computer science and politics

Education Minister Richard Bruton launched the government’s new action plan for education today.

# children - Thursday 8 September, 2016

"Disturbing evidence" of alleged sexual abuse of children is heard behind closed doors

An application will be made to exclude media from courtroom during evidence by gardai.

# children - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Think of all those voices desperate for help': Women's Aid helpline receives 41 calls a day

The service is now 24/7, due to increased demand.

# children - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

All grown up: Ireland's kids head to their first day of school In Pictures This post contains images

All grown up: Ireland's kids head to their first day of school

It’s a big – and emotional – day.

# children - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Islamic State releases video of children carrying out prisoner executions

One of the boys is identified as being British.

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'

The Child and Family Agency told the court the father was making good steps towards recovery.

# children - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

# children - Friday 19 August, 2016

Is it safe to raise your child on a vegan diet?

Consultant dietitian Sarah Keogh argues children can be raised vegan, but it requires a lot of hard work from the parents.

# children - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

# children - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died

Reports published today gave details of the lives of a number of young people know to the child and family agency who took their own lives.

# children - Sunday 14 August, 2016

At least 10 children have been killed in an airstrike on school in Yemen

Aid group Doctors Without Borders condemned the attack, saying that all of the children killed were between eight and 15 years old.

# children - Friday 12 August, 2016

Six-year-old Florida boy beats baby sister to death after mother leaves them alone in car

The children’s mother has been arrested.

# children - Thursday 11 August, 2016

At least four dead in suspected chlorine gas attack in Aleppo

Medical staff have taken pieces of the patients’ clothing for analysis.

# children - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Pope laments that children are being taught that gender is a choice

The Pope blamed what he called “ideological colonising” by “very influential countries”.

Over half of cyberbullying cases happen to Irish children on Facebook

The survey also found that over half of cyber-bullying happens to children on Facebook.

Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives

The court was told the mother had been going to rehab but had fallen back in with drug use.

# children - Monday 1 August, 2016

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court

The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.

# children - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots

He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”

# children - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Children 'are accessing porn at sleepovers' and viewing explicit content on phones Sexualisation Of Children This post contains a poll

Children 'are accessing porn at sleepovers' and viewing explicit content on phones

Exposure to sexual imagery and language at a young age can lead to mental health problems.

# children - Friday 22 July, 2016

Syrian children pose with drawings of Pokemon, pleading to be saved from violence

An air strike on an Islamic State-held town this week killed 60 people.

# children - Thursday 21 July, 2016

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital HSE

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital Exclusive

An analysis by TheJournal.ie of data shows the average number of children waiting over 12 months on the inpatient list over the last two years is 1,605% higher than in the two years before that.

# children - Thursday 7 July, 2016

"You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol

A new Oireachtas grouping is targeting the harm done to children by their parents’ alcohol abuse.

# children - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother charged after four children are stabbed to death in Memphis

“It’s just a very sad day. It’s really beyond words, quite frankly.”

# children - Friday 1 July, 2016

The majority of child trafficking victims in this country last year were Irish

A US government report was critical of Ireland’s system, which it says is failing to identify trafficking victims.

# children - Thursday 30 June, 2016

No recall in Ireland for Ikea dressers that tipped on top of US children

The company issued a recall of these products in the US and Canada yesterday after six children were killed.

# children - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

7 cool places in Dublin to take the kids this week

No matter what the weather’s like.

# children - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Ikea recalls stair gate after a number of children suffer falls

The company said the locking mechanism is not reliable and poses a risk to small children.

# children - Friday 24 June, 2016

Igor was abandoned in an orphanage as a baby - now he spends his summers in Ireland with a loving family

150 children will arrive in Ireland today to spend the summer with Irish families.

# children - Monday 20 June, 2016

Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500

Some children are making more than €800.

One out of every 113 people on the planet is displaced or a refugee

It’s World Refugee Day today. This is the first time the threshold of 60 million has been crossed.

# children - Saturday 18 June, 2016

"Social workers have learned to simply ignore the attacks": In defence of social workers

Social work student Diarmaid Twomey looks at the negative publicity surrounding social workers

# children - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Irish children are being deliberately targeted on Facebook by "junk food companies"

The Irish Heart Foundation will launch its Who’s Feeding The Kids Online study into the marketing habits of top global brands later on this morning.

# children - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life

A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.

Every single child who needs a special needs assistant will get one

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the increase will support 160 new special classes – many for children on the autism spectrum.

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