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# children - Monday 6 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Court-ordered access to children for separated parents advised to continue during pandemic Law Society

Court-ordered access to children for separated parents advised to continue during pandemic

The pandemic can’t be used as an “excuse to prevent separated parents having contact with their children”, the Law Society says.

# children - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach Emergency Measures

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

The government is to pay a proportion of childcare staff costs during the closure period.

# children - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Disney+ launches in Ireland today, here are our top picks to watch first Entertainment

Disney+ launches in Ireland today, here are our top picks to watch first

The new streaming service has over 500 films and thousands of television episodes.

# children - Friday 20 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools Child Abuse

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools

The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.

# children - Thursday 19 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Some supermarkets are banning children - but does the science back up their reasons? Covid19 Facts

Some supermarkets are banning children - but does the science back up their reasons?

One experts says that it has not been confirmed yet if children are vectors.

# children - Friday 13 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Are playdates okay? The HSE's advice on social distancing for children Covid19

Are playdates okay? The HSE's advice on social distancing for children

The HSE said parents should be practical in minimising the risk, while allowing some semblance of normality to continue.

# children - Saturday 7 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools Pure In Heart

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools

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.

# children - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours Magec

Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours

Thirty-one such devices have been placed on the Irish market, sparking concern among many parents.

# children - Sunday 23 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks Child Protection

'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks

The OSCE’s special representative for combating human trafficking said children in foster care or those who came from abusive backgrounds are particularly vulnerable.

# children - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report Warning

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

# children - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five' Screen Time

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

# children - Monday 27 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds Basic Skills

Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds

Half of children studied were found to be unable to kick a ball properly.

# children - Saturday 25 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí identify the children whose bodies were found in Dublin home as brothers and sister Newcastle

Gardaí identify the children whose bodies were found in Dublin home as brothers and sister

The three bodies were discovered by gardaí in Newcastle last night.

# children - Friday 24 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of three children found at Dublin house Newcastle

Bodies of three children found at Dublin house

Gardaí are currently attending the scene of the incident at a house in Newcastle, Co Dublin.

# children - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Christmas FM raises €412,000 for Barretstown children's charity Christmas Spirit

Christmas FM raises €412,000 for Barretstown children's charity

The original goal of €250,000 was well surpassed.

# children - Thursday 9 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous' Simon Harris

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

# children - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie €2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government Infertility

€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government

One course of IVF treatment can cost between €4,000 and €4,500.

# children - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting' Housing

Varadkar says councils should help pay for property inspectors instead of 'investing in white-water rafting'

St Vincent De Paul has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

From TheJournal.ie Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year Vaccines

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year

The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

# children - Friday 6 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# children - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

# children - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home) Experiments

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

# children - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts?

The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a plan to cut childhood obesity rates by half in the next decade.

# children - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis' Tusla

Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'

The former Labour Party leader was addressing foster carers at a conference this morning.

# 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.

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