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# children - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents
# Child Vaccinations
# Child Vaccinations

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents

Updated Wed 7:25 PM 34,915 Views 111 Comments
  • Butler says parents of children with underlying conditions should avail of a Covid vaccine as soon as it is offered
  • Other parents should consider vaccinating their children knowing 'it is effective at preventing Covid'
  • Tony Hololan said that vaccinating children is a separate issue to the return of schools
Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout

Wed 9:58 AM 12,599 Views 97 Comments

This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.

# children - Monday 26 July, 2021

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 28,084 Views 14 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

# children - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned
# Back To School
# Back To School

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned

Jul 25th 2021, 3:33 PM 34,821 Views 39 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said the return of children to the classroom for the new school term is a priority.

# children - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,874 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

# children - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

HSE clarifies rules on children being brought to vaccine centres
# Clarification
# Clarification

HSE clarifies rules on children being brought to vaccine centres

Jul 14th 2021, 12:08 PM 24,341 Views 20 Comments

The situation has caused some confusion with some people leaving babies outside centres.

# children - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'
# Allowance
From The42
# Allowance

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'

Jul 1st 2021, 11:34 AM 1,401 Views 0 Comments

The clarification was welcomed by some athletes as a relief, but US football star Alex Morgan slammed organisers.

# children - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic
# Children
# Children

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic

Jun 22nd 2021, 7:30 PM 15,149 Views 11 Comments

The Children’s Committee heard from a group of young people on their experiences since March 2020.

# children - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds

Jun 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,255 Views 37 Comments

The new report looks at the lives of young people who were aged nine in 2017/2018.

# children - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service

Apr 28th 2021, 9:10 PM 12,534 Views 19 Comments

Five people have been let go from the unit, as part of a wider redundancy programme in the Archdiocese.

# children - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Number of child safety failings in Direct Provision centres, ombudsman report finds
# Children
# Children

Number of child safety failings in Direct Provision centres, ombudsman report finds

Apr 27th 2021, 11:14 AM 6,603 Views 6 Comments

Staff at one centre were found to have not been vetted to work with children.

# children - Thursday 1 April, 2021

'We got 300 calls today': High demand for children's shoes after they're reclassified as essential
# Children's Shoes
# Children's Shoes

'We got 300 calls today': High demand for children's shoes after they're reclassified as essential

Apr 1st 2021, 6:22 PM 22,116 Views 28 Comments

One store has booked in 240 appointments already.

# children - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

'Her shoes are falling apart': Parents call for clarity on buying children's shoes
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'Her shoes are falling apart': Parents call for clarity on buying children's shoes

Mar 30th 2021, 12:36 PM 76,875 Views 66 Comments

Parents whose children wear splints, known as AFOs, have been having particular issues finding suitable shoes.

# children - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Allegations of department gathering dossiers on children with autism 'extremely concerning', says Paul Reid
# Autism
# Autism

Allegations of department gathering dossiers on children with autism 'extremely concerning', says Paul Reid

Mar 28th 2021, 5:25 PM 23,790 Views 34 Comments

Patient confidentiality is one of the cornerstones of the health service, said the HSE boss.

# children - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 29,989 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

# children - Friday 12 February, 2021

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'
# Children
# Children

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'

Feb 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,236 Views 13 Comments

News2day editors Avril Hoare and Anne-Marie Smyth outline how the team has broken down the tough issues in the last year.

# children - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Biden wants to undo 'national shame' of child separations at US-Mexico border

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:59 AM 22,633 Views 44 Comments

An estimated 600 to 700 children remain apart from their families.

# children - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

'It's like he didn't exist': Several court cases involving murdered children who can't be named
# Court Cases
# Court Cases

'It's like he didn't exist': Several court cases involving murdered children who can't be named

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 10:19 PM 18,021 Views 0 Comments

The Justice Minister said the issue will be resolved “in a matter of weeks”.

# children - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks
# Criminality
# Criminality

'Seen as criminals first, children second': 1,000 children in Ireland involved with criminal networks

Jan 27th 2021, 4:46 PM 14,101 Views 13 Comments

A new initiative will be piloted at two locations to intervene in situations where children are being drawn into criminality by adults.

# children - Monday 18 January, 2021

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 8:49 PM 102,342 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

# children - Monday 11 January, 2021

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 23,992 Views 45 Comments

Four groups, representing 30,00 children, state that remote schooling is not an option for them.

# children - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers
# Creche
# Creche

Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 5:35 PM 37,988 Views 11 Comments

The measures will remain in place until at least the end of January.

# children - Monday 4 January, 2021

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?

Jan 4th 2021, 4:59 PM 45,026 Views 9 Comments

The government has asked parents who are not essential workers to keep their children at home.

# children - Friday 1 January, 2021

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday
# ECCE
# ECCE

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday

Jan 1st 2021, 4:49 PM 74,623 Views 40 Comments

Creches and childminders can continue to operate as planned.

# children - Monday 28 December, 2020

Over 15,000 new parents have availed of Parent's Benefit payment since introduction in 2019
# Parent's Benefit
# Parent's Benefit

Over 15,000 new parents have availed of Parent's Benefit payment since introduction in 2019

Dec 28th 2020, 10:26 AM 29,018 Views 18 Comments

Parent’s Benefit is a social welfare payment available for employed and self-employed people.

# children - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them

Nov 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 16,376 Views 1 Comment

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

# children - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
# Cabinet Meeting
# Cabinet Meeting

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,491 Views 29 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

# children - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,423 Views 27 Comments

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# children - Monday 14 September, 2020

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children
# Nphet
# Nphet

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

Sep 14th 2020, 10:14 PM 42,147 Views 24 Comments

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

# children - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Over a quarter of Irish children and adolescents say they do not have a high satisfaction with life
# Report
# Report

Over a quarter of Irish children and adolescents say they do not have a high satisfaction with life

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:20 AM 16,707 Views 54 Comments

Ireland placed 26th in a ranking of mental health concerns for children and adolescents.

# children - Friday 28 August, 2020

Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis

Aug 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 26,118 Views 32 Comments

A mixture of excitement and frustration prevailed at one Louth school with classes of 33 pupils as available classrooms lie empty.

# children - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents
# Back To School
# Back To School

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Aug 27th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,719 Views 12 Comments

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

# children - Sunday 23 August, 2020

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions
# Schools
# Schools

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:20 PM 20,835 Views 62 Comments

That’s according to a new study published by DCU researchers.

# children - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019

Aug 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,570 Views 17 Comments

Women reported being beaten, strangled, burned and raped, and there was a spike in calls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# children - Thursday 13 August, 2020

New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism

Aug 13th 2020, 1:43 PM 23,109 Views 59 Comments

The report highlights a decline in children’s abilities and skills since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

# children - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs
# New Parents
# New Parents

'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs

Jul 29th 2020, 7:26 PM 33,542 Views 57 Comments

Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns says it is ‘incredible’ that it does not already exist.

# children - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'Parents face stark choices': Three-week extension to parent's leave criticised as too little, too late
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

'Parents face stark choices': Three-week extension to parent's leave criticised as too little, too late

Jul 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 30,756 Views 24 Comments

Sinn Féin is going to introduce a motion to the Dáil today calling for 12-week extension to paid maternity leave.

# children - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told
# Dáil
# Dáil

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told

Jul 8th 2020, 5:44 PM 11,404 Views 1 Comment

The drug is used to treat SMA which can develop in babies and toddlers and can significantly reduce life expectancy.

# children - Sunday 28 June, 2020

'It's been a long 16 weeks': Anticipation tinged with nerves as creches prepare to re-open
# Childcare
# Childcare

'It's been a long 16 weeks': Anticipation tinged with nerves as creches prepare to re-open

Jun 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,244 Views 23 Comments

Providers say they’ve done everything they can to make things seem normal for children.

# children - Friday 26 June, 2020

Majority of children and teenagers with Covid-19 only experience mild symptoms, according to new research
# Symptomatic
# Symptomatic

Majority of children and teenagers with Covid-19 only experience mild symptoms, according to new research

Jun 26th 2020, 6:15 AM 18,204 Views 9 Comments

A separate study also published by the Lancet examined brain function complications as a result of Covid-19.

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