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#Children

# children - Yesterday’s News

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

St Vincent De Paul has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year

The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

# children - Friday 6 December, 2019

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# children - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

# children - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

# children - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts?

The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a plan to cut childhood obesity rates by half in the next decade.

# children - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'

The former Labour Party leader was addressing foster carers at a conference this morning.

# children - Monday 7 October, 2019

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

New legislation will provide for extra paid leave for each parent of a child who is born, or adopted, from 1 November 2019.

# children - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

# children - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps

The minister said tobacco companies are ‘despicable’ for targeting children with e-cigarettes.

An increasing number of children are sharing nude or sexually explicit photos on social media

The committee was told about a girl wanted to take her own life after an ex-boyfriend shared images of her without her permission.

# children - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget

A tax-free threshold on transfers between parents and their children currently stands at €320,000.

# children - Friday 27 September, 2019

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow

The average cost of full-time childcare in Ireland is €184 per week.

# children - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet

More than half of people working in the sector are actively looking for another job.

# children - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Group of bikers ride across Ireland donating equipment to neonatal units

The group has raised €55,000 to purchase equipment to donate and to sponsor a new room at Ronald McDonald House in Dublin.

# children - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online

Children in schools in disadvantaged areas were 29% more likely to talk to strangers every day.

# children - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# children - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

# children - Thursday 1 August, 2019

'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'

We spoke to volunteers who run dance classes for teens in Direct Provision, DJ Stevie Grainger and dancer Andrea Williams.

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

# children - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September

Last month the Department of Education served statutory notices on 18 schools and two patrol bodies in the Dublin 15 area urging them to make additional provision.

# children - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme

Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches Hyde And Seek This post contains videos

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

# children - Monday 22 July, 2019

Over 47,000 children waiting to see a specialist due to consultants shortage

Of that number, 1,989 children in Ireland are waiting to see a paediatric surgeon.

# children - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# children - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

# children - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Deportation orders were issued for 92 children last year

385 children have been issued with deportation orders over the past five years.

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others?

Could a State-run programme like this work in Ireland?

# children - Monday 8 July, 2019

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

# children - Monday 24 June, 2019

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

# children - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named

Despite the fact that the two boys have been convicted, they still cannot be publicly named even after sentencing.

# children - Monday 10 June, 2019

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

# children - Saturday 8 June, 2019

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

# children - Friday 24 May, 2019

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.

# children - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

# children - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'

Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.

# children - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

# children - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

# children - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

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