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# 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 16,990 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 22,559 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 17,937 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 13,895 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 102,203 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 23,927 Views 44 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 37,720 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 44,527 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 74,400 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 28,940 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 15,701 Views 0 Comments

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 25,464 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 53,223 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 38,401 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 16,596 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 26,001 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 13,638 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 20,817 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 24,440 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 23,034 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 33,406 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 30,717 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 11,391 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 25,224 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 17,340 Views 9 Comments

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

# children - Friday 12 June, 2020

Ombudsman expresses 'grave concern' over potential abolition of Department of Children
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Ombudsman expresses 'grave concern' over potential abolition of Department of Children

Jun 12th 2020, 1:16 PM 10,803 Views 5 Comments

The Children’s Ombudsman has written a letter to the three party leaders involved in government formation talks.

# children - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?

Jun 11th 2020, 8:56 AM 50,435 Views 58 Comments

A proposal to merge the Department of Children with the Department of Education is being considered.

# children - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister
# Childcare
# Childcare

State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister

Jun 10th 2020, 1:30 PM 15,568 Views 12 Comments

A €75 million funding package has been announced.

# children - Friday 29 May, 2020

'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June
# Childcare
# Childcare

'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June

May 29th 2020, 5:23 PM 26,333 Views 24 Comments

These services will first be made available to children of essential workers and those experiencing poverty or welfare issues.

# children - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

The government's Covid-19 childcare plans, while noble, will not benefit children
# Opinion
# Opinion

The government's Covid-19 childcare plans, while noble, will not benefit children

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,225 Views 21 Comments

Karen Clince of Tigers Childcare says there is another way to provide childcare safely, and she has some suggestions.

# children - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Shambolic': Government told to 'go back to the drawing board' over failed childcare scheme for healthcare workers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Shambolic': Government told to 'go back to the drawing board' over failed childcare scheme for healthcare workers

Updated May 14th 2020, 11:12 AM 33,513 Views 107 Comments

The scheme has been scrapped after just six providers had applied to take part.

# children - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Three children in New York die of rare disease that could be linked to Covid-19
# Kawasaki Disease
# Kawasaki Disease

Three children in New York die of rare disease that could be linked to Covid-19

May 10th 2020, 8:14 AM 62,931 Views 29 Comments

While no link has been formally established to the new coronavirus, scientists believe the Kawasaki disease could be connected.

# children - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme

Apr 16th 2020, 2:15 PM 21,034 Views 21 Comments

Wages of thousands of employees working in the childcare sector will be topped up to a maximum of €586 a week.

# children - Monday 6 April, 2020

Court-ordered access to children for separated parents advised to continue during pandemic
# Law Society
# Law Society

Court-ordered access to children for separated parents advised to continue during pandemic

Apr 6th 2020, 5:16 PM 36,720 Views 23 Comments

The pandemic can’t be used as an “excuse to prevent separated parents having contact with their children”, the Law Society says.

# children - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach
# Emergency Measures
# Emergency Measures

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

Mar 25th 2020, 1:25 PM 31,891 Views 46 Comments

The government is to pay a proportion of childcare staff costs during the closure period.

# children - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Disney+ launches in Ireland today, here are our top picks to watch first
# Entertainment
# Entertainment

Disney+ launches in Ireland today, here are our top picks to watch first

Mar 24th 2020, 11:05 AM 54,370 Views 37 Comments

The new streaming service has over 500 films and thousands of television episodes.

# children - Friday 20 March, 2020

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools

Mar 20th 2020, 6:02 PM 31,183 Views 15 Comments

The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.

# children - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Some supermarkets are banning children - but does the science back up their reasons?
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Some supermarkets are banning children - but does the science back up their reasons?

Mar 19th 2020, 5:00 PM 43,309 Views 73 Comments

One experts says that it has not been confirmed yet if children are vectors.

# children - Friday 13 March, 2020

Are playdates okay? The HSE's advice on social distancing for children
# Covid19
# Covid19

Are playdates okay? The HSE's advice on social distancing for children

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 6:21 PM 47,858 Views 31 Comments

The HSE said parents should be practical in minimising the risk, while allowing some semblance of normality to continue.

# children - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools
# Pure In Heart
# Pure In Heart

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools

Mar 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 118,409 Views 168 Comments

Teenagers have previously spoken to TheJournal.ie about the presentations in secondary schools – in one case a group was told condoms fail one in six times.

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