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# Childline

Last year
Childline was contacted by more than 1,000 children over Christmas
Opinion: We all must do more to reduce the incidences of bullying of children
Victoria Howson
All time
'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer
Childline contacted over 1,000 times between Christmas Eve and St Stephen's Day
Over 700 children contacted Childline on Christmas
Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’
Lee Daly
Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions
Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding
'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools
Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day
'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline
'Tension, fraught relationships, alcohol': Childline contacted 1,200 times on Christmas Day
Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record
Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year
Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members
Childline closes its services again as weather conditions begin to deteriorate further
Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today
ISPCC withdraws 'Headbomz' campaign ad from cinemas following worries it could upset children
'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday
Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
Young girls are being told who to talk to and where to go by their boyfriends
Alex O'Keefe
Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer
Claire McNelis
This courageous woman helped an 80-year-old man open up about being abused as a child
Tubridy says online bullies can 'hunt down children like a pack of dogs'
Christmas Day at Childline: 1,208 calls and messages over just 24 hours
Some good news for a change: A funding deal means Childline can stay open 24-hours
Síle Seoige's Christmas charity single is beating Taylor Swift on iTunes
Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding
Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?
'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession
Opinion: Childline is at breaking point – who else will listen to vulnerable children?
John Hyland
'We've told children we're here for them 24/7 - if charity crisis continues we won't be'
Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet
Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year
Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day
€130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged
Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland
Star kids sing out to raise money for Childline