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#Children

# children - Monday 7 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed Opinion

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

From TheJournal.ie Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks New Parents

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

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

# children - Sunday 6 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit Opinion

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

# children - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps Vaping

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps

The minister said tobacco companies are ‘despicable’ for targeting children with e-cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie An increasing number of children are sharing nude or sexually explicit photos on social media Garda Crime Unit

An increasing number of children are sharing nude or sexually explicit photos on social media

The committee was told about a girl wanted to take her own life after an ex-boyfriend shared images of her without her permission.

# children - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget Budget 2020

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

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

# children - Friday 27 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow Early Learning

The most expensive childcare is in Dublin, the cheapest is in Carlow

The average cost of full-time childcare in Ireland is €184 per week.

# children - Thursday 26 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet Childcare

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet

More than half of people working in the sector are actively looking for another job.

# children - Saturday 14 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Group of bikers ride across Ireland donating equipment to neonatal units Miles For Smiles

Group of bikers ride across Ireland donating equipment to neonatal units

The group has raised €55,000 to purchase equipment to donate and to sponsor a new room at Ronald McDonald House in Dublin.

# children - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online Cyber Safety

Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online

Children in schools in disadvantaged areas were 29% more likely to talk to strangers every day.

# children - Sunday 25 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015 Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# children - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

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

# children - Thursday 1 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back' Cork

'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'

We spoke to volunteers who run dance classes for teens in Direct Provision, DJ Stevie Grainger and dancer Andrea Williams.

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

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

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

# children - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September Education

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September

Last month the Department of Education served statutory notices on 18 schools and two patrol bodies in the Dublin 15 area urging them to make additional provision.

# children - Thursday 25 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme Under Fire

'Our trust has been betrayed': Hyde and Seek parents speak out after RTÉ Investigates programme

Meanwhile, Hyde and Seek it had taken steps to deal with “urgent issues” highlighted in the RTÉ programme last night.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches Hyde And Seek This post contains videos

Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches

Children were filmed being roughly handled in the footage recorded by RTÉ Investigates, and concerns were raised about fire safety and other issues.

# children - Monday 22 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Over 47,000 children waiting to see a specialist due to consultants shortage Paediatrician

Over 47,000 children waiting to see a specialist due to consultants shortage

Of that number, 1,989 children in Ireland are waiting to see a paediatric surgeon.

# children - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# children - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar Nutrition

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

# children - Thursday 11 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Deportation orders were issued for 92 children last year Justice Department

Deportation orders were issued for 92 children last year

385 children have been issued with deportation orders over the past five years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others?

Could a State-run programme like this work in Ireland?

# children - Monday 8 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists Border

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

# children - Monday 24 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year Tusla

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

# children - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named Anonymity

Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named

Despite the fact that the two boys have been convicted, they still cannot be publicly named even after sentencing.

# children - Monday 10 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places Childcare

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

# children - Saturday 8 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated Mental Health

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

# children - Friday 24 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout Immunisation

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.

# children - Thursday 23 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case Systemic Failures

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

# children - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear' Opinion

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'

Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.

# children - Monday 29 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law Child Protection

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

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

# children - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there Mother-and-baby Homes

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

# children - Sunday 7 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens Research

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

# children - Friday 5 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours Aoibhneas

Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours

Every year Aoibhneas has to turn away 400 families seeking refuge.

# children - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6 Oral Health Plan

To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6

Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

# children - Sunday 31 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

# children - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer Homelessness

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# children - Sunday 17 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach Sinne Fianna Fail

Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach

There have been calls for the teaching of the national anthem to be added to the curriculum.

# children - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children Family Courts

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

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

# children - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change Day Of Action

Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change

Friday, 15 March has been named as an international day of action on climate change.

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