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# Child

This year
Macron wants 'strong' sanctions after child suffering from cancer attacked at Ligue 1 game
The boy had been invited to watch the game in a hospitality box and meet the Marseille players.
Last year
Childline volunteer: I have been able to help kids in trouble the way I was helped
Jonathan Ryan will be working the Childline phones through Christmas – he is reminded of how the helpline got him through his own tough times.
All time
Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’
ISPCC Childline volunteer Lee Daly says many of the children calling in are struggling with all the extra issues brought about by the changes of 2020.
Couple found guilty of neglect of 14-month-old baby girl
The jury returned unanimous verdicts after just over one hour of deliberations today.
Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed
Philippa Perry writes about how not to shut children down, which might only encourage them not to talk to you about big and small things.
Rescuers recover body of Spanish boy who fell down well
A hearse arrived at the site shortly after the news broke to take his body to a funeral home.
'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case
The woman criticised the firm’s attitude towards her mental health, as she had postnatal depression after her child was born.
Man charged with murder of 3-year-old boy in Derry
The 23-year-old man is due in Derry Magistrates Court court this morning.
After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign
The thirty-four bishops tendered their resignations today.
Boy (3) started New York fire which killed 12 by playing with apartment cooker
It was the deadliest fire in the city since 1990.
Man arrested over disappearance of nine-year-old girl from Alps wedding
Maelys de Araujo was last seen at 3am local time on Sunday at the wedding venue.
'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland
36-year-old Mairead was forced to give up her job following the reform of the One Parent Family Payment.
$2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report
The German daily Bild is publishing allegations from American independent investigator Michael Garcia.
Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'
Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.
Childminder told gardaí baby was not violently shaken or assaulted
A doctor said the child had unusual bruising to her head, face and buttocks.
Man jailed for five years for orally raping partner's son (7)
“He went from being a bright child to struggling with school. He has become anxious and nervous.”
'Devastating news': Four-year-old boy dies following incident on farm
Police attended the scene in Fermanagh last night.
Jane Fonda reveals she was raped and sexually abused as a child
The 79-year-old actress did not reveal who was responsible for the abuse.
Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve
Gardaí were called to the hotel where the girl and her mother were staying.
"Heroic" Greek grandmother becomes surrogate mum aged 67
Medics said she was the oldest-ever surrogate.
The hunt to find the owners of urns found on the Mexico subway
The man trying to reunite them with their owners is Donovan Alvarado.
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.
Child dies in Scotland after E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese
The strain also made 20 people ill.
Young girl (8) dies in farming accident in Mayo
The incident happened at around 5pm this evening.
'As a child of an alcoholic, I am damaged'
A reader talks about their experiences in the wake of the establishment of a government Group on Alcohol Harm
The Sun put a picture of Wayne Rooney's crying six-year-old son on its front page
Unsurprisingly, Coleen Rooney isn’t happy.
Man and two children struck by lightning in Northern Ireland
The man and one of the children are in critical condition.
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.
Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them
Following yesterday’s exclusive report by, Tusla has commented further on the situation.
Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age
“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.
Three-year-old child rescued by passerby after falling into River Lee
The accident occurred earlier today. The woman stayed with the child until emergency services arrived.
Ohio school put on lockdown after man stabs eight-year-old girl in school yard
The little girl is now in critical condition.
Watch: RTÉ just tortured an incredibly cute child into giving them his take on 1916
The poor fella is FROZEN.
Police in London respond after holding a child in custody overnight
A report published in the Evening Standard found that more than 7,500 children were detained overnight last year.
Small child found hidden in plane passenger's carry-on luggage
The woman placed the child at her feet under a blanket – but the girl was discovered when she needed to go to the toilet.
Call me a selfish criminal and a murderer if you want, but having an abortion was right for me
I made a decision to abort at seven weeks for many reasons, writes an anonymous contributor.
Consoling a virtual child could be the key to helping people with depression
New research has found that consoling a child in virtual reality can help people be less critical of themselves and more positive.
Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching
The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.
Three-year-old boy shoots himself dead with father's handgun
The boy found the gun under the cash register at his father’s store.
Drowned toddler the first migrant tragedy of 2016
“Nothing can prepare you for the horrific reality of what is going on.”