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# parents - Friday 13 May, 2022

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
# Cost Of Childcare
# Cost Of Childcare

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 18,733 Views 35 Comments

A new report finds that the average weekly fee nationally per child for full day childcare is €186.84.

# parents - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget
# Capping Fees
# Capping Fees

Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget

Apr 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 61,543 Views 63 Comments
  • Childcare fees will be capped at September 2021 levels if a deal can be done on pay and conditions.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says increased subsidies should be used to reduce costs considerably for parents.
  • Government believes a reduction in the cost of childcare 'will help with cost of living'.

# parents - Saturday 12 March, 2022

'I hadn’t seen my parents for two-and-a-half years. It was really emotional'
# Reunited
From The42
# Reunited

'I hadn’t seen my parents for two-and-a-half years. It was really emotional'

Mar 12th 2022, 9:23 PM 109,457 Views 15 Comments

Finlay Bealham shared a special moment with his family at Twickenham.

# parents - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours

Feb 15th 2022, 9:01 PM 14,427 Views 16 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said “far too many” children are waiting too long for orthopaedic surgery

# parents - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Schools across the country advised to 'open tomorrow as usual'
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

Schools across the country advised to 'open tomorrow as usual'

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 3:01 PM 76,221 Views 74 Comments

Schools are closed in 12 counties today.

# parents - Saturday 27 November, 2021

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays
# Delay
# Delay

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays

Nov 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 67,948 Views 38 Comments
  • Parents are paying private companies more than twice the going rate to get birth certs for their children, Órla Ryan reports
  • There are long delays in registering children's births in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow
  • This is having a knock-on effect on them being issued with birth certs and applying for social welfare benefits

# parents - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Parents face child benefit lag due to long delays in birth registration
# Newborns
# Newborns

Parents face child benefit lag due to long delays in birth registration

Oct 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 22,393 Views 30 Comments
  • Delays are due to the summer's cyber attack on the HSE, Aoife Barry reports
  • Parents have been reporting delays of two to three months for registration
  • Fears for vulnerable parents who can't access child benefit due to the delay

# parents - Saturday 28 August, 2021

'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis
# Joining The Dots
# Joining The Dots

'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis

Aug 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,803 Views 47 Comments
  • Every year, tens of thousands of parents around the country seek out childcare, but many say it has become an increasingly difficult search.
  • We asked readers to share their experiences and struggles with childcare in Ireland.
  • Here are their stories, collected by Lauren Boland.

# parents - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Have you faced difficulties finding childcare for your young child? We want to hear your story
# Get In Touch
# Get In Touch

Have you faced difficulties finding childcare for your young child? We want to hear your story

Aug 26th 2021, 11:27 AM 14,792 Views 17 Comments

We want to piece together the picture of what finding childcare looks like in Ireland – here’s how you can take part.

# parents - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned
# Back To School
# Back To School

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned

Jul 25th 2021, 3:33 PM 34,946 Views 38 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said the return of children to the classroom for the new school term is a priority.

# parents - Sunday 21 March, 2021

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses

Mar 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 42,535 Views 49 Comments

The legislation is due to be reviewed this year.

# parents - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,520 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

# parents - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
# Canvassing
# Canvassing

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:35 PM 59,535 Views 50 Comments
  • Timetable to begin from Wednesday 9 June
  • Sanctions for grade lobbying could include barring students form exams
  • Reopening of schools likely to begin with LC students and young children

# parents - Friday 22 January, 2021

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:29 PM 24,546 Views 0 Comments

The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.

# parents - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
# Parents
# Parents

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned

Jan 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 15,113 Views 94 Comments

Schools for children with special educational needs were due to re-open today.

# parents - Friday 8 January, 2021

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan

Jan 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 21,069 Views 10 Comments

Some hospitals adapted their visiting restrictions for difficult situations such as pregnancy loss, stillbirth and unexpected complications.

# parents - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Dec 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 9,277 Views 9 Comments

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

# parents - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told
# Services Cut
# Services Cut

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told

Oct 7th 2020, 2:52 PM 13,654 Views 35 Comments

Day services have only reopened at 40% capacity.

# parents - 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 54,221 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.

# parents - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health
# Concerned Parents
# Concerned Parents

70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health

Jun 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,534 Views 26 Comments

A quarter of parents are either “very” or “extremely” concerned about their children’s mental health.

# parents - 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 15,709 Views 12 Comments

A €75 million funding package has been announced.

# parents - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'
# New Sex Ed Plan
# New Sex Ed Plan

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'

Dec 11th 2019, 4:58 PM 28,337 Views 67 Comments

The minister said the ethos of the school is central to any curriculum and will be protected.

# parents - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Nov 10th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,885 Views 23 Comments

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

# parents - Monday 21 October, 2019

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
# Equality
# Equality

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

Oct 21st 2019, 2:32 PM 21,181 Views 68 Comments

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

# parents - Monday 7 October, 2019

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks
# New Parents
# New Parents

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

Oct 7th 2019, 8:33 AM 81,093 Views 33 Comments

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

# parents - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

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

Sep 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,294 Views 37 Comments

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

# parents - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Aug 14th 2019, 9:00 AM 32,572 Views 148 Comments

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

# parents - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,010 Views 37 Comments

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

# parents - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September
# Unpaid Leave
# Unpaid Leave

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

Jul 25th 2019, 11:11 AM 67,961 Views 41 Comments

This will increase the unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 22 weeks from 1 September 2019.

# parents - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him'
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him'

May 4th 2019, 8:00 AM 51,639 Views 6 Comments

A look through Leanne Kiernan’s rise to the top, through the highs and the lows, ahead of today’s FA Cup final.

# parents - Monday 15 April, 2019

Man sues parents for throwing away his €25k porn collection
# Michigan
# Michigan

Man sues parents for throwing away his €25k porn collection

Apr 15th 2019, 8:15 AM 71,479 Views 72 Comments

The 40-year-old man’s father told him he had done him a favour by getting rid of his 12 boxes of films and magazines.

# parents - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children
# Family Courts
# Family Courts

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children

Mar 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 19,789 Views 45 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will today hear from various interest groups about proposals to reform the family law system.

# parents - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed

Mar 3rd 2019, 4:00 PM 13,191 Views 21 Comments

Philippa Perry writes about how not to shut children down, which might only encourage them not to talk to you about big and small things.

# parents - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
# Careday19
# Careday19

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

Feb 16th 2019, 9:00 AM 10,773 Views 3 Comments

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

# parents - Friday 11 January, 2019

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
# Parenting
# Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

Jan 11th 2019, 11:06 AM 18,783 Views 105 Comments

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

# parents - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

Oct 9th 2018, 1:53 PM 41,375 Views 22 Comments

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

# parents - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?

Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 PM 14,107 Views 28 Comments

Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.

# parents - Monday 3 September, 2018

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 17,516 Views 130 Comments

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

# parents - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

'I kept on collapsing when I knew something was wrong': Jastine Valdez's parents on daughter's murder
# Jastine Valdez
# Jastine Valdez

'I kept on collapsing when I knew something was wrong': Jastine Valdez's parents on daughter's murder

Aug 29th 2018, 12:29 PM 33,219 Views 23 Comments

Jastine was abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy in May of this year.

# parents - Monday 25 June, 2018

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

Jun 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 6,933 Views 24 Comments

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

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