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#Children

# children - Thursday 19 January, 2017

At least 15 children dead in horror schoolbus crash in India

Around 400 road users die in India per day. The country has one of the worst records worldwide on road safety.

# children - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Children's lives 'at risk' over lack of nationwide out-of-hours mental health services

That’s according to one TD who has released figures given to him by the HSE.

Armenia 'faces shortage of women' due to sex-selective abortions

The tradition is for families to prefer sons in the country.

# children - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today

Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.

# children - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

'People were forced to live in the same house for years': Two decades of divorce in Ireland

Divorce was legalised 20 years ago after a bitter campaign and a very tight results in a referendum – now there are calls for the law to be modernised.

# children - Friday 30 December, 2016

More than 2,500 children were homeless in the last week of November

From 21-27 November, a total of 1,023 families were homeless in Dublin alone.

# children - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas

The Child and Family Agency has a statutory duty to children who are not receiving adequate care and protection.

Children as young as 12 and pensioners in their 70s shoplifting in Dublin stores

Many shoplifters during the festive period are first-time offenders, according to gardaí who police Dublin’s city centre.

# children - Friday 23 December, 2016

Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of risking children's privacy

The actor says his estranged wife is trying to make him look bad, with little regard for the welfare of their six children.

'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl

Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.

# children - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act'

Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.

# children - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

PHOTOS: Famous faces bring Christmas cheer to Crumlin Children's Hospital This post contains images

PHOTOS: Famous faces bring Christmas cheer to Crumlin

Over 100 children will spend Christmas Day in the hospital.

Doctors warn young children can choke to death on whole grapes

Grapes can form a tight airlock in the throat, meaning they need to be removed with specialist equipment.

# children - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Homeless families can now get 25 hours of free childcare

The scheme will offer 25 hours of free childcare from next month.

# children - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Mick Jagger welcomes eighth child at age of 73

Jagger already has seven children ranging in age from 17 to 46, from four previous relationships

'He couldn’t stay in school because of the pain': Fighting for children's arthritis services

“Rhys is a sports fanatic and GAA is our life, it’s everything down here – he goes to football training but he can’t complete an entire session.”

# children - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections Rsv

Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections

The three children’s hospitals in Dublin have asked families to go to GPs where possible.

# children - Monday 5 December, 2016

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes

A report today highlighted the devastating impact living in an abusive environment can have on every part of a child’s life.

'They were crying on the bus home': Students upset after being cut from TV3 Toy Show

The pupils spent six hours waiting to go on air, and didn’t realise they were cut prematurely until afterwards.

# children - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Winter is dangerous too: New app helps children stay safe on Irish farms

Two to three children die a year in farm-based accidents.

# children - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Burton outraged at letter to TDs claiming children adopted by same-sex couples are more likely to be abused

Former Tánaiste said she found the letter “needlessly offensive” to adopted people and gay people.

# children - Thursday 24 November, 2016

RTÉ staff say decision to cut children's programme making was 'bolt from the blue'

The RTÉ Trade Union Group say that decision was taken “without any consultation”.

# children - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories

The child and family agency is currently running a campaign looking for a home for one particular child.

# children - Friday 18 November, 2016

The 'right to be forgotten' and consent education: The gaps in Ireland's protection of children

The right to play, giving more powers to gardaí, and the abolition of direct provision centres were also contained in the report.

# children - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'

The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.

# children - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Children's hospital costs like a 'runaway train' as they rocket to €1bn

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the debate about where the new children’s hospital should be built is “finished”.

# children - Monday 14 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge Writing "suits you" under pictures of people holding babies should be outlawed You're Next

# children - Friday 11 November, 2016

5 nifty science experiments you can do at home with the kids

# children - Monday 31 October, 2016

Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI

“Research has shown that fixing decayed first teeth results in better sleep patterns for children and better performance in schools.”

# children - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach

The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.

# children - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland

So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.

# children - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Lunchbox of cocaine found in ice-cream van used as cover for major drugs business, court hears

Gardaí also found a drugs invoice which showed €45,000 worth of cocaine had been sold.

Enda Kenny thinks we need a 'national conversation about pornography'

The Taoiseach thinks that some ‘young minds are being tainted and corrupted’.

# children - Monday 24 October, 2016

From The42 Tiger Woods on how playing Call of Duty 8 hours a day humbled him Hobby This post contains videos

Tiger Woods on how playing Call of Duty 8 hours a day humbled him

The golfer explains that seven-year-olds from around the world are beating him.

# children - Monday 17 October, 2016

The creators of the Muppets want this cartoon to help kids save the planet

It’s one of a number of new series that want to raise awareness about environmental issues with kids.

# children - Friday 14 October, 2016

Creches may have to publish their fees under new childcare package

It’s understood the department will be calling for all childcare services and creches to be transparent and publish the cost of their fees.

# children - Thursday 13 October, 2016

'Opportunity to fix the problem could be lost' - Clinic closes waiting list for children's free eye tests

The waiting list has been closed for the forseeable future – meaning there are less services for children in need of screening.

Zappone exploring ways to bring unregistered childminders into new subsidy fold

Zappone said she met members from the childcare sector yesterday morning where the issue was raised.

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.

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