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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014


# children - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: 8 things I’ve learned about Christmas since having kids

Before kids, Christmas was about nights out as much as nights in – and about finding the perfect sparkly dress for the office party.

# children - Friday 19 December, 2014

Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.

Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this.

# children - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin

They could hardly let THAT go…

# children - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

132 students and 9 staff slaughtered in terror assault on Pakistan school

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has described it as an “outrage that beggars belief”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

French company donates €100,000 to house homeless people in Dublin

Two charities today have called in the government to overhaul the rental system to keep people in their homes.

# children - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From The Score One in five children think Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea – survey

One in five children think Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea – survey

They were given several options, including ‘X Factor contestant’ and ‘astronaut’.

Bereaved parents condemn burial of babies in coffins with adults

“Tandem burials” were conducted up until the 1980s.

# children - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

There are ‘virtually no services’ for gifted schoolchildren

And most teachers can’t recognise them, anyway.

# children - Saturday 6 December, 2014

This video of the Christmas lights being turned on at Temple Street hospital will warm your heart

Last year, over 400 children were cared for in Temple Street Children’s Hospital over Christmas.

# children - Friday 5 December, 2014

Is your child safe online? New laws on the way to combat grooming

An RTÉ Investigations Unit programme showed the dangers posed to young teens online.

# children - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths

Here’s what happened to the Higgins family when they lost their “adorable, beautiful” son James.

# children - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Opinion: Christmas – the season of sugar-laced tantrums, queues, and unreasonable demands

One disastrous shopping attempt and an aborted visit to see the Christmas tree lights are all you need to find what’s really important in the run-up to Christmas…

# children - Monday 1 December, 2014

Police urge mother of dead baby on beach to come forward

The gruesome discovery was made by two boys aged six and seven.

# children - Friday 28 November, 2014

Calls for new law to ‘call child pornography what it is’ – child abuse

“It’s time to get tough with these people.”

Remember this inspiring little boy? He’ll be on the Toy Show tonight

We first told you about Quaid Cleland and his campaign to get Ireland using sign language back in August.

From The Daily Edge Vine perfectly sums up how we all critique the kids on the Toy Show Toy Show

# children - Thursday 27 November, 2014

# children - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face ‘rigorous’ medical card means test HSE

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face ‘rigorous’ medical card means test

Our Children’s Health has welcomed yesterday’s announcements on medical card reform, but still has some outstanding concerns.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up as you wake up

Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession

Almost 20,000 children are surveyed as part of the research.

# children - Monday 24 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Breathe a sigh of relief: that amazing Lego note from the 1970s appears to be legit Lego

# children - Friday 21 November, 2014

Tusla can’t prosecute creche over Prime Time revelations

The Child and Family agency said it is seeking urgent legal advice over yesterday’s court decision as it is “critical” it has the law on its side.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Catch up as you wake up.

The Savage Eye’s ‘foul mouthed children’ did not break broadcasting rules Bai

The Savage Eye’s ‘foul mouthed children’ did not break broadcasting rules

One complainant said the series should be called ‘The Savage Mouth’.

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

# children - Thursday 20 November, 2014

“There’s a lot of danger out there” – young people describe homelessness Homeless This post contains videos

“There’s a lot of danger out there” – young people describe homelessness

Young people are featured in a new video from the Ombudsman for Children’s office.

# children - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Opinion: The unwritten rule that helps stressed parents through the tough days

There’s a casual solidarity between parents of young children that can lift you up on the lonely days.

# children - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Detachment parenting – deliver, bond, and then deposit in creche

Many parents have no choice but to return to work when their babies are still very young – and the process is a bit brutal on all concerned.

Charity says 100 children became homeless in Dublin last month

Over 400 families have lost their homes in the county in the first ten months of this year.

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# children - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Opinion: ‘I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.’

As a family and as individuals, we have benefited every bit as much as the children we have and continue to care for – life has been enriched.

# children - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

Supreme Court says only the birth mother – not genetic mother – can appear on birth cert

The State mother has insisted that only the birth mother can be on the birth cert.

# children - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

“A stranger said he liked me – it was creepy”: Children on what they face online

Children are now more at risk of receiving hate messages online, according to a new report.

# children - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Opinion: I had childhood cancer – I know St James is entirely unsuitable for a children’s hospital

I understand what is needed for the promised National Children’s Hospital – St James’s is a laughably poor choice.

# children - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Opinion: Something is fundamentally wrong when your kid’s shoes cost more than your own

I’m half waiting for my children to be shoe-jacked in the playground.

# children - Friday 31 October, 2014

“I’m not dampening all the fun, but parents need to be sensible” – Minister

Alan Kelly has something to say about Halloween.

# children - Thursday 30 October, 2014

A lot of Chinese couples don’t want a second child after all

The government relaxed its strict ‘one child’ policy last year, but fewer couples took advantage of it than expected.

# children - Monday 27 October, 2014

Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone Baby Ballet This post contains videos

Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone

And do they want to be ballet dancers when they grow up?

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