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#Growing up in Ireland

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Smoking, alcohol and poor diet: Over half of Irish 17-year-olds categorised as having 'unhealthy' lifestyles

The findings formed part of a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing

Financial security and a good job were their priorities for the next 10 years, according to the Growing Up In Ireland report.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school

A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge 11 things you'll only get if your dad grew up in Carlow Pints In Tully's

11 things you'll only get if your dad grew up in Carlow

You can’t beat an east coast man …

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 3 November, 2016

School, drinking, sex and depression - the average life of your typical Irish teenager

Family and health the most important to teens while religion and politics are largely ignored.

One third of Irish 18-year-olds have had sexual intercourse, major study finds

The finding is contained in the latest round of research from the Growing Up in Ireland study.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'Children in one-parent families disadvantaged in terms of socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties'

Low birth weights were found to have a possible lasting impact on a child’s growth and development.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 1 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge 13 things that make Irish siblings the best siblings Irish Siblings

13 things that make Irish siblings the best siblings

You can’t beat em.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention

Boys are more likely to get injured than girls.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Growing up in Ireland: The recession made kids more badly-behaved

A new study assesses how children feel about living in Ireland.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Women smoke to 'deal with stress of pregnancy'

And it makes children weigh less at birth.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession

Almost 20,000 children are surveyed as part of the research.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life Growing Pains

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life

It’s NOT FAIR. I didn’t ASK to be born.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland

Their parents like them, they’re adjusting well to school, but 20 per cent are overweight.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Monday 4 November, 2013

Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting

The latest report from the Growing Up in Ireland study has examined the role of parenting on infant development.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers

Plus: how much money is the Government hoping to get from the sale of Bord Gais Energy?

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 20 September, 2013

Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening

Frances Fitzgerald said she was concerned about figures in a report published today which found “examples of three-year-olds eating hamburgers and crisps”.

In full: Life as a 3-year-old Growing Up In Ireland

The latest findings of the large-scale Growing Up In Ireland study are out today. As well as detailing the health and wellbeing of 11,000 Irish three-year-olds, they also show the huge effect of the recession on Irish families.

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families

The long-term study focusing on childhood found a significant increase in the number of parents going through financial problems between 2008 and 2011.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls)

An ESRI conference heard boys are more likely than girls to be absent from school and less likely to do homework.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland

Here’s what it’s like to be a young teenager living in Ireland.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport

The Committee will hear proposals on how to tackle childhood obesity following the major report highlighting that one in four three-year-olds in Ireland today is overweight.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 27 January, 2012

After-school activities (but not too many) benefit children

A study by the ESRI on nine-year-old children showed that there are many benefits to after-school activities for children – except when they have too many.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 2 December, 2011

One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows

Latest figures showed children from disadvantaged backgrounds were more likely to have weight problems.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Fast-food outlets could be banned near schools

The Government is considering restrictions on takeaways, after a report revealed one in four Irish children is overweight.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Friday 23 September, 2011

Working strains relationships between children and parents

A new study about growing up in Ireland has revealed children’s hope and worries about the future – and showed how they feel about family life, school and friends.

# growing-up-in-ireland - Monday 29 November, 2010

One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink

A study into childhood development breaks down the drinking and smoking habits of pregnant women in Ireland.