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#Children

# children - Yesterday’s News

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

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.

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

The majority of local authorities have committed to smoke-free policies.

# children - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression

New research found one particular drug is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.

# children - Monday 6 June, 2016

How a dip in a pool can help open up a new world for children with autism

Research shows that water therapy for children with autism can relax them, satisfying sensory needs, and making them more open to communicating with others and learning.

Six children and eight adults killed as school bus plunges into canal in Turkey

The bus was returning from a school trip to a park and museum late last night.

# children - Monday 30 May, 2016

Boy (7) missing in Japan after parents leave him in a bear-inhabited forest as a punishment

The child hasn’t been seen in three days.

# children - Sunday 29 May, 2016

New documentary asks what turned these teenagers into killers

Some of the most brutal murders in this country were carried out by teens who showed little remorse afterwards.

# children - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'

Eight families have been using adult services to house their children in Dublin during May.

"At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system

A case of severe child abuse that recently passed through the courts showed some of the provisions in place to help protect minors.

# children - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world

Mairead Dunford writes about her son Kevin, who died aged nine, and how he taught their family how to love even though he had a life-limiting condition.

# children - Friday 20 May, 2016

Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls

A campaign group said today the 19-year-old was not on the list.

# children - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Children whose parents are mentored are less likely to be overweight or have lower IQs

That’s according to the results of a major early childhood intervention programme that was trialled in north Dublin.

# children - Saturday 14 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

# children - Friday 13 May, 2016

Dublin couple face garda probe after their son misses school for four years

They’ve claimed he’s been too ill to attend but have not provided Tusla with proof.

# children - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Measles warning after second case confirmed this year

The person in question had been in Dublin and Kerry leading up to and including the May bank holiday weekend.

# children - Sunday 1 May, 2016

'The sister and daughter we never had': Welcoming a child affected by Chernobyl into the family

The Chernobyl explosion was the biggest nuclear catastrophe of the 20th century.

# children - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Startled pit bull bites and kills newborn baby in bed

The child was just only three days old.

# children - Monday 18 April, 2016

Three children killed in Turkey by Islamic State rocket fire

The rockets hit close to a school.

# children - Sunday 17 April, 2016

My reality as a working mother: Anxiety, guilt, baby wipes and coffee

Being a working mother is a crash course in muddling through, writes Sharon Mannion.

# children - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Reflections on infertility: 'I expected to be mocked for thinking we were getting somewhere'

Infertility’s seemingly endless circle of hope and disappointment leaves you expecting the worst in all situations, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

# children - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

# children - Monday 4 April, 2016

Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK'

Children are said to be exchanging hands for as little as €6,500.

# children - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Born in the middle of a war, this baby starved to death after just five months of life

“He didn’t cry and there were no tears, just stiff”.

# children - Friday 1 April, 2016

Seven-week-old baby kidnapped from shopping centre as his mam took a phone call

Young Ashir Simmons was found about five hours later.

# children - Thursday 31 March, 2016

363 children became homeless in the first two months of this year

Minister Alan Kelly convened his third homelessness forum today.

# children - Friday 25 March, 2016

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds UK

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds

The report in the UK found that more than half of teachers were aware of students sending sexually explicit messages.

Teenager gives birth to baby in gym toilet and returns to volleyball game

The Chinese volleyball player left the baby in the bushes

# children - Monday 21 March, 2016

8 fun things to do with the family over the Easter holidays

You told us some of your plans for the Easter weekend.

# children - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Entertaining kids can be tough. Here’s how to survive the playcentre

The holidays with the kids can be tough. Claire Micks has some advice about navigating the play centre.

# children - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Man avoids jail after stealing €18k from his Lapland charity for terminally ill kids

The charity was set up to send children to Lapland.

# children - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

‘We need to educate children about food that doesn’t come from a packet’

The battle in Marino over pear trees is an example of how we need to think outside the box when it comes to food education, writes Ross Golden-Bannon.

# children - Monday 14 March, 2016

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling energy drinks to under 16s? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling energy drinks to under 16s?

Some drinks being sold in Ireland contain 16 spoonfuls of sugar.

# children - Monday 7 March, 2016

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees

A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.

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