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80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online
Today is Safer Internet Day, with organisations working to raise awareness around how people can be more safe online.
'A whole history to capture': Dublin's Tenement Museum wants your memories of tenement life
A series of oral history sessions will be held across Dublin throughout the spring.
Opinion: The death of James Bulger still haunts me
We have an ethical responsibility to face up to the dark truth that children perpetrate violence and equally we have an ethical responsibility to show empathy for victim’s families, writes Shane Dunphy.
Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate
This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.
Forget the Bird Box challenge: Try dealing with automated services when you are blind
It is frustrating that the challenges vision impaired people face are different from what is portrayed in Bird Box – because they are structural, writes Kevin Kelly.
'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in
The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.
Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s
The charity now feeds about 2,000 people per week.
Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it
A white bread sandwich in the belly is better than a vegan curry in the bin, writes Mary McCarthy.
First Amur tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo in 20 years to go on view this weekend
The zoo is inviting the public to suggest names for the cubs.
Want to make your shopping trip healthier? Here's some advice
More than one-third of supermarket products on special offer are high in fat, sugar and salt.
'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'
21st-century parenting is the reason that many young people today have remarkably poor coping skills, writes Shane Dunphy.
Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier
Meanwhile, a €12 million contract to provide a passport processing system in Ireland is being put out to tender.
Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining
At peak times, customers have to wait up to two hours to get on the Viking Voyage attraction.
A place to grow old where you're 'never short of company'
McAuley Place is situated in Naas, Co Kildare and sees 53 apartments available to residents over 65 years of age.
Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees
New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.
Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests
New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.
Over 100 Irish 18-year-olds awarded free interrail pass to travel around Europe
The tickets are valid between April and October.
NUI Galway's Teddy Bear Hospital aims to ease children's fears of doctor visits
Over 1,200 sick teddy bears are expected to be admitted to NUI Galway’s Teddy Bear Hospital next week.
We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on
More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.
Meningitis alert: Parents 'shouldn't panic' but need to take quick action with sick kids
Eleven cases of a bug that causes meningitis have been reported since the last week in December and three of those patients have died.
Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.
Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade
Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.
Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate
Despite this, just under 80% of principals, deputy principals and teachers do not believe that a teacher should correct their own students’ exams.
'It brought out that voice and helped connect me to others': This Cork radio station is helping asylum seekers tell their stories
The two-part series titled ‘Life on Standby’ will explore the stories of those living in Direct Provision and local Irish advocates.
Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws
The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.
Guide suggests not enough evidence that screen time is harmful to children's health
Published by the RCPCH the guide consulted 109 children and young people across the UK.
'Unless parents cure their own smartphone addiction, they won't be able to cure their kids'
An expert says parents need to lead by example.
Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101
Ireland is one of only 28 countries where 2019 babies will likely live until the 22nd century
The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year
Seven in 10 of the confirmed cases involved people who were not vaccinated.
Meet the family who turned the Christmas panto into their business
Claire Tighe started TheatreworX Productions at the beginning of the recession – 10 years on and the Helix Panto shows by her company have become an annual highlight.
Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism
The wish for all families is that they have their perfect Christmas but that may mean adjusting expectations to find what works in a family with autism, writes Tara Matthews.
Neonatal herpes is now 'a notifiable disease', in the hope to raise awareness of risk to newborns
Health Minister Simon Harris signed the Infectious Diseases Regulations 2018 into law today.
'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans
The architect says the project’s plans do not comply with incoming EU building standards.
Nearly 16% of Irish households at risk of poverty last year while disposable income increased
New CSO data shows that the average annual household disposable income was €48,476 in 2017.
Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019
A recent PAC report said it is not clear that the cost of care in public nursing homes is providing value for money to the taxpayer.
Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future
I’m a single mother of four who was once homeless but now I’m working and studying for a degree. I want to let everyone know about An Cosán Virtual Community College, writes Róisín Kelly
Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character
Lily will help teach viewers about homelessness, a growing problem in many countries.
'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families
A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.
Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season
The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.
Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10
Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.