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'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug
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'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug

Tue 6:27 PM 7,614 Views 10 Comments

Donnelly said it is important to him ‘that children get access to the drug that they need’.

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

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 18,743 Views 35 Comments

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

Explainer: What we know about the recent spate of acute hepatitis in children
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Explainer: What we know about the recent spate of acute hepatitis in children

May 12th 2022, 1:33 PM 10,267 Views 1 Comment

There have been six probable cases of the illness in Ireland, and one child has sadly died.

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
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Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations

May 11th 2022, 6:33 PM 7,435 Views 18 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.

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

Apr 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 61,562 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'.
New government report highlights 24,000 households with children in need of social housing
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New government report highlights 24,000 households with children in need of social housing

Feb 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 9,683 Views 3 Comments

The report compiles data in a number of policy areas relating to children’s wellbeing.

Online booking opens for 5-11 year olds as just over one fifth have received Covid vaccine
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Online booking opens for 5-11 year olds as just over one fifth have received Covid vaccine

Feb 20th 2022, 7:15 AM 16,386 Views 27 Comments

The HSE said a number of children in this age group had Covid over the Christmas period, but they are now eligible for their jab.

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

Health Minister insists State won't reimburse cost of drug to treat severe pregnancy sickness
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Health Minister insists State won't reimburse cost of drug to treat severe pregnancy sickness

Feb 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,465 Views 14 Comments

When Stephen Donnelly was in Opposition he told Simon Harris that the drug called Cariban should be available on the drugs payment scheme.

Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation
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Kerry gardaí considering CAMHS report to see if there are 'grounds' for criminal investigation

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 7:41 PM 19,202 Views 26 Comments

The Taoiseach said earlier that the findings will be addressed in a “non-adversarial way”.

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children
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New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children

Jan 26th 2022, 6:05 AM 5,648 Views 5 Comments

The Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said the project will provide “new and important insights”.

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
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HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services

Jan 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 6,856 Views 0 Comments

The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress
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'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress

Jan 20th 2022, 12:21 PM 14,622 Views 0 Comments

Survivors say they will keep protesting until the scheme is changed.

Vaccine registration opens for high-risk children aged 5 to 11
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Vaccine registration opens for high-risk children aged 5 to 11

Dec 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,166 Views 20 Comments

Parents can register their child for the vaccine if they have a health condition that puts them at higher risk, or if they live with someone who is at higher risk.

Taoiseach: 'I think we have to approach vaccination of children with sensitivity'
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Taoiseach: 'I think we have to approach vaccination of children with sensitivity'

Dec 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 16,687 Views 50 Comments

Comprehensive information and guidance will be offered to parents, said Micheál Martin.

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says
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Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says

Dec 14th 2021, 7:45 PM 13,054 Views 53 Comments

Micheál Martin said that vulnerable children will begin to receive vaccines from 20 December.

Opinion: We owe teachers our thanks for the last two years whether we give them gifts or not
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Opinion: We owe teachers our thanks for the last two years whether we give them gifts or not

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 55,654 Views 105 Comments

Whether parents buy something – or not – for their children’s teachers, Margaret Lynch says it’s important to thank them.

HSE working to decide settings where Covid vaccines will be administered to children
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HSE working to decide settings where Covid vaccines will be administered to children

Dec 9th 2021, 6:59 PM 17,335 Views 79 Comments

The HSE has been “working around the clock” on how best to distribute the message to parents.

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters
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# Freezing Classrooms

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters

Dec 7th 2021, 4:20 PM 13,553 Views 14 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald says children and teachers are left freezing in classrooms as windows must be left open.

Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances
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Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances

Dec 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,782 Views 10 Comments

One child has been taken out of the school because of the lack of on-site clinicians with the relevant skills.

Children's hospitals forced to cancel surgeries for patients who are in 'increasing pain'
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Children's hospitals forced to cancel surgeries for patients who are in 'increasing pain'

Nov 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,493 Views 19 Comments
  • High attendances at Emergency Departments forced hospitals to cancel non-urgent procedures, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • There has been an increase in cases of a respiratory virus among children aged 0-4.
  • Advocates have called for funding to expand theatre capacity and support recruitment.
Consultants say orthopaedic care conditions for children are 'inadequate and chaotic'
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Consultants say orthopaedic care conditions for children are 'inadequate and chaotic'

Nov 11th 2021, 2:25 PM 10,497 Views 7 Comments

Consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon Connor Green made a passionate plea to overhaul the system.

Five to 12 year olds are now the age group with the highest Covid incidence rate
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Five to 12 year olds are now the age group with the highest Covid incidence rate

Oct 27th 2021, 7:42 PM 54,595 Views 96 Comments

Prof Breda Smyth said that children in this age group are in contact with one another “a lot”.

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children
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Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children

Oct 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 14,333 Views 17 Comments

The information was released as the US considers opening vaccinations to this age group.

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic
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Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic

Oct 20th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,727 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said children will continue to face ‘acute’ mental health challenges related to Covid.

Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children
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Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children

Sep 28th 2021, 3:29 PM 7,318 Views 9 Comments

Pfizer and BioNTech are also trialling their vaccine children under the age of five.

Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'
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Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'

Sep 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 21,624 Views 24 Comments

Martin said we have to ‘up the level of vaccination in less developed regions’.

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
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Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'

Sep 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,306 Views 42 Comments

Changes to contact tracing rules come into effect on Monday.

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples
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Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples

Sep 16th 2021, 7:29 PM 22,308 Views 39 Comments

A further 1,413 cases of Covid-19 were notified on today.

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
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# Housing Crisis

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 14,020 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening
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Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,467 Views 9 Comments

Schools reopened their doors to pupils over the last couple of weeks – how have they been dealing with Covid cases?

Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says
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Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says

Sep 9th 2021, 6:12 PM 21,215 Views 29 Comments

There were 1,000 cases per week on average during school term.

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home
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Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home

Aug 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 20,603 Views 76 Comments

The TUI said this situation is causing “severe stress and anxiety” for affected teachers.

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents
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# Child Vaccinations

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents

Updated Jul 28th 2021, 7:25 PM 35,710 Views 110 Comments
  • Butler says parents of children with underlying conditions should avail of a Covid vaccine as soon as it is offered
  • Other parents should consider vaccinating their children knowing 'it is effective at preventing Covid'
  • Tony Hololan said that vaccinating children is a separate issue to the return of schools
Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
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Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout

Jul 28th 2021, 9:58 AM 13,409 Views 97 Comments

This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
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Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 30,395 Views 14 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

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

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
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# Indoor Dining

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,977 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

HSE clarifies rules on children being brought to vaccine centres
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# Clarification

HSE clarifies rules on children being brought to vaccine centres

Jul 14th 2021, 12:08 PM 24,495 Views 20 Comments

The situation has caused some confusion with some people leaving babies outside centres.

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'
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Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'

Jul 1st 2021, 11:34 AM 1,419 Views 0 Comments

The clarification was welcomed by some athletes as a relief, but US football star Alex Morgan slammed organisers.

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