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# sex-education - This year 2022

New SPHE syllabus to teach Junior Certs how to recognise domestic violence, minister says
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

New SPHE syllabus to teach Junior Certs how to recognise domestic violence, minister says

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 3:03 PM 14,168 Views 0 Comments

Emotional wellbeing, gender, and how to be safe online will be updated features of a new SPHE curriculum.

# sex-education - Last year 2021

A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality
# Column
# Column

A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality

May 20th 2021, 8:25 AM 19,976 Views 41 Comments

Teacher Dearbhla Crosse says the new teachings for Catholic primary schools from the Irish Bishops Conference is not in line with latest research.

New Catholic school sex education programme not in line with Government policy, says Tánaiste

New Catholic school sex education programme not in line with Government policy, says Tánaiste

Apr 29th 2021, 1:55 PM 47,929 Views 76 Comments

Róisín Shortall said the transfer of patronage was ‘a snail-paced programme’.

# sex-education - All time

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 118,878 Views 169 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.

Lynn Ruane: 'We can't keep failing young people with inadequate sex education'
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: 'We can't keep failing young people with inadequate sex education'

Oct 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,813 Views 53 Comments

We are hopefully moving towards a country with a more positive attitude to sex and relationships.

Concerns raised over 'limited' access to appropriate sex education for Irish kids
# Istanbul Convention
# Istanbul Convention

Concerns raised over 'limited' access to appropriate sex education for Irish kids

Jul 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 8,725 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has set out its recommendations for key priority actions for the State.

Parents' protest leads to Dublin school cancelling plans for Catholic agency to offer sex education
# Educate Together
# Educate Together

Parents' protest leads to Dublin school cancelling plans for Catholic agency to offer sex education

Jun 8th 2019, 4:20 PM 33,577 Views 76 Comments

Parents had objected to a religious agency offering education at a multi-denominational Educate Together school.

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

May 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 74,270 Views 53 Comments

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

In Russia, men and women are turning to sex coaches to get over Soviet-era taboos
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

In Russia, men and women are turning to sex coaches to get over Soviet-era taboos

May 12th 2019, 5:00 PM 43,405 Views 25 Comments

Sex, as a subject, remains largely an unmentionable in Russia.

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

Apr 29th 2019, 6:10 AM 26,855 Views 56 Comments

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul
# Overhaul
# Overhaul

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

Jan 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,443 Views 89 Comments

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do

Dec 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 28,823 Views 48 Comments

Now is the time for a mature and sensible discussion about sex and porn. We really need mandatory modern sex education introduced in schools too, writes Caroline West.

First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents

Sep 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,799 Views 2 Comments

The order in which children are born may play a significant role in how they learn about sex, especially for boys.

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'
# Bishop Of Elphin
# Bishop Of Elphin

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Aug 8th 2018, 6:20 AM 17,203 Views 38 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography
# Sex Ed
# Sex Ed

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography

Aug 7th 2018, 3:45 PM 29,690 Views 63 Comments

A new survey finds that 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn under the age of 13.

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times

Jul 5th 2018, 11:45 AM 13,652 Views 48 Comments

TDs and Senators pressed on if elements of sex education would be left out of the curriculum in Catholic schools.

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies

May 16th 2018, 6:37 PM 24,936 Views 95 Comments

Consideration is also being given to the extension of the provision of the morning-after pill.

Like the rest of us, Saoirse Ronan received some pretty dodgy sex education at school
# On Chesil Beach
From The Daily Edge
# On Chesil Beach

Like the rest of us, Saoirse Ronan received some pretty dodgy sex education at school

May 10th 2018, 6:38 PM 6,542 Views 0 Comments

Saoirse Ronan had to pay 20c for every bit of info she wanted to know about sex.

'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education

May 7th 2018, 8:00 PM 9,023 Views 34 Comments

Recent survey results from Youth Work Ireland have shown how recent events like the #MeToo movement have changed the conversation around sex.

Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts'
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts'

May 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,343 Views 42 Comments

He said young people today are exposed to much more explicit forms of pornography and sexual content than any generation before them.

Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex?
# Online
# Online

Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex?

Apr 23rd 2018, 8:53 AM 25,947 Views 101 Comments

A new survey suggests that around one in five young people feel that it is a useful way to find out about sex.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Fianna Fail's opposition to the sex education bill
# Sex Education Bill
From The Daily Edge
# Sex Education Bill

Here's how Twitter reacted to Fianna Fail's opposition to the sex education bill

Apr 19th 2018, 6:55 PM 3,791 Views 0 Comments

Some politicians seem to be stuck in 1971

Varadkar condemns list in Cork school that said 'the girls with the most number of ticks will get raped'
# Mallow
# Mallow

Varadkar condemns list in Cork school that said 'the girls with the most number of ticks will get raped'

Apr 13th 2018, 5:15 PM 32,416 Views 119 Comments

The list proves the need to modernise our sexual education in schools, the Taoiseach said.

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'
# Let's Talk About Sex
# Let's Talk About Sex

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'

Apr 4th 2018, 7:00 PM 18,900 Views 123 Comments

Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.

9 things that won't be included in the new sex education curriculum
# Sex Education
From The Daily Edge
# Sex Education

9 things that won't be included in the new sex education curriculum

Apr 4th 2018, 6:29 PM 11,364 Views 2 Comments

You can’t teach someone to be prepared for when Mambo No. 5 accidentally comes on shuffle.

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Apr 3rd 2018, 7:18 AM 18,340 Views 69 Comments

Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception
# The Pill
# The Pill

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception

Mar 9th 2018, 1:12 PM 36,438 Views 97 Comments

Minister Harris said work to consider the costs and other implications is continuing within his department.

Former footballer Richie Sadlier is winning praise for talking about consent classes on The Ray D'Arcy Show
# Yasssss
From The Daily Edge
# Yasssss

Former footballer Richie Sadlier is winning praise for talking about consent classes on The Ray D'Arcy Show

Jan 7th 2018, 9:34 AM 7,904 Views 4 Comments

Something all schools could benefit from.

Poll: When is the right time to explain where babies come from?
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

Poll: When is the right time to explain where babies come from?

Dec 12th 2017, 5:53 PM 901 Views 1 Comment

A new report has called for better, more inclusive sex education.

Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools
# Equality
# Equality

Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools

Dec 9th 2017, 6:00 AM 20,806 Views 222 Comments

Young people who took part in the consultation want to see the normalisation of ‘non-traditional relationships’.

Jeremy Kyle got schooled on sex education this morning and everyone's morts for him
# Baby One More Time
From The Daily Edge
# Baby One More Time

Jeremy Kyle got schooled on sex education this morning and everyone's morts for him

Aug 15th 2017, 5:18 PM 8,491 Views 0 Comments

The shoe’s on the other foot, for once.

Opinion: 'There is a massive avoidance of LGBT+ sex on the curriculum for sex ed'
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

Opinion: 'There is a massive avoidance of LGBT+ sex on the curriculum for sex ed'

Mar 30th 2017, 6:30 AM 769 Views 115 Comments

Ireland needs to be more proactive around the area of sex education for LGBT+ teens, writes Cionnaith Ó Duibhir.

Large increase in under-16s having children, but decline in overall teenage birthrate
# Teenage Pregnancies
# Teenage Pregnancies

Large increase in under-16s having children, but decline in overall teenage birthrate

Jun 1st 2016, 9:48 AM 18,515 Views 59 Comments

The teenage birthrate has decreased by 60% since 2001.

'I had sex with 40 women... I never did use condoms': Call for increased sex-ed in care homes
# Staying Safe
# Staying Safe

'I had sex with 40 women... I never did use condoms': Call for increased sex-ed in care homes

Mar 10th 2016, 4:52 PM 34,991 Views 24 Comments

A series of reports produced by Tusla and the HSE has found a need for a boost in sex education.

This 1980s Catholic Irish sex education video for girls is beyond parody
# God Knows What's Best
From The Daily Edge
# God Knows What's Best

This 1980s Catholic Irish sex education video for girls is beyond parody

Dec 30th 2015, 9:22 AM 18,953 Views 2 Comments

“Some people might call it a John Willy.”

This Italian porn star has offered to teach sex education in schools

This Italian porn star has offered to teach sex education in schools

Dec 23rd 2015, 6:52 PM 27,024 Views 47 Comments

Rocco Siffredi, known as the ‘Italian stallion’, said his industry has become a way to learn about sex for young people.

This eighties Irish sex education video is unbearably cringey
# Lovemaking
From The Daily Edge
# Lovemaking

This eighties Irish sex education video is unbearably cringey

Dec 23rd 2015, 6:24 PM 13,348 Views 10 Comments

“Everything is based on love”.

We need to create a solution to abortion. Children as young as 8 need to get sex education in school
# Opinion
# Opinion

We need to create a solution to abortion. Children as young as 8 need to get sex education in school

Oct 11th 2015, 8:00 AM 18,644 Views 139 Comments

A lot of people will consider what I’m suggesting controversial, ridiculous or pointless – but we need to create real solutions to real problems and bring the number of abortions down, writes Liadan O’Connor.

'I'd dump a girl if she had pubic hair': what teens think about sex
# Wax On Wax Off
From The Daily Edge
# Wax On Wax Off

'I'd dump a girl if she had pubic hair': what teens think about sex

Aug 7th 2015, 11:34 AM 11,810 Views 11 Comments

“It’s proper complicated, a fanny, ain’t it?”

The Hardest Sex Ed Quiz Ever
# Sex Cells
From The Daily Edge
# Sex Cells

The Hardest Sex Ed Quiz Ever

Jul 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 25,253 Views 12 Comments

Are you fully versed in the birds and bees? Take the test.

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