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# Children

This week
14th July 2024 - 18th July 2024
No slushies for children under four, says FSAI
Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Top judges ‘in despair’ at lack of care places for vulnerable children
Back to School Allowance to be paid out to over 126,000 families this week
Parenting: Policing my teen's outfits — how did I get here?
Margaret Lynch
Last month
June 2024
Emotional scenes outside Leinster House as landmark surrogacy and fertility legislation passes
Free school books to be extended to Leaving Cert, as Harris says budget to target education costs
The number of 13-year-olds who say they have drunk alcohol has fallen over the last decade
Up to 28,000 babies to be offered RSV vaccine this autumn
Parenting: 'I can still vividly remember the stress, tears and dread of my Leaving Cert'
Margaret Lynch
This year
2024
Parenting: 'Our sex ed class was delivered by a local church member — she was a disaster'
Margaret Lynch
Opinion: Child-free restaurants? That's just insulting, we were all kids once
Niamh O'Reilly
Parenting: Raising older kids can be lonely — and we haven't even reached the teenage years
Margaret Lynch
Significant spike in whooping cough in small babies in Ireland, after five infants die in England
Parenting: A message for the new Taoiseach - please get a handle on housing
Margaret Lynch
Parenting: Can we stop the madness of uncomfortable and costly school uniforms?
Margaret Lynch
Opinion: How did we ever believe self-regulation by tech platforms would be a good idea?
Noeline Blackwell
Irish kids' TV show using Lámh signs given green light for new series
Tusla has cut ties with two for-profit agencies housing vulnerable children following audit
Poll: What is the right age for a child to own a smartphone?
Parenting: Manifesting? Would ya go away outta that
Margaret Lynch
Parenting: I've had it with January, is it nearly over?
Margaret Lynch
Last year
2023
Donnelly: 'Children waiting for spinal surgeries have been failed by their own country'
Christmas toys: Children with additional needs can learn so much through play
Ruth Roberts
Boosting staff numbers in community teams for children with disabilities 'top priority', says minister
Four new special schools to be established in Limerick, Wexford, Meath and Kildare
'Don't dress your pets up' and other helpful advice heading into Halloween night
'History will not judge us well': Children unsafe in Direct Provision, Ombudsman warns
Lack of regulation in mental health sector 'wouldn't happen in any other walk of life'
A cut of twenty-five per cent in average creche costs announced for September 2024
Parenting: When we were growing up, our parents weren't bombarded by images of perfection
Margaret Lynch
Going to bed hungry: Parents are ‘doing without’ food as cost-of-living crisis hits
HSE boss apologises to children and parents impacted by spinal surgeries crisis
Eoghan Cleary: The new sex ed curriculum is being misrepresented by a small but loud group
Eoghan Cleary
Taoiseach, Health Minister to meet with families impacted by spinal surgery crisis
O'Gorman doubles down on need for fee freeze as childcare providers protest at Leinster House
Parenting: 'We can't block technology for our kids - that ship has sailed'
Margaret Lynch
Eamon Ryan says school exam system 'not serving our purposes'
Substitute teacher: 'I lived abroad and came home, but teaching in Ireland has been a disaster'
Anonymous Teachers
Parenting: 'I've realised that to raise resilient kids I need to practice what I preach'
Margaret Lynch
One in four primary school children report being cyber-bullied in the past year