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Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
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Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Mon 8:49 PM 101,229 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister
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Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 23,747 Views 44 Comments

Four groups, representing 30,00 children, state that remote schooling is not an option for them.

Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers
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Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 5:35 PM 36,545 Views 11 Comments

The measures will remain in place until at least the end of January.

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?
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Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?

Jan 4th 2021, 4:59 PM 43,252 Views 9 Comments

The government has asked parents who are not essential workers to keep their children at home.

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday
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State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday

Jan 1st 2021, 4:49 PM 73,220 Views 40 Comments

Creches and childminders can continue to operate as planned.

Over 15,000 new parents have availed of Parent's Benefit payment since introduction in 2019
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Over 15,000 new parents have availed of Parent's Benefit payment since introduction in 2019

Dec 28th 2020, 10:26 AM 28,850 Views 18 Comments

Parent’s Benefit is a social welfare payment available for employed and self-employed people.

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them
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Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them

Nov 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 15,624 Views 1 Comment

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
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Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,448 Views 29 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
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The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,073 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.

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children
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Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

Sep 14th 2020, 10:14 PM 37,437 Views 24 Comments

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

Over a quarter of Irish children and adolescents say they do not have a high satisfaction with life
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Over a quarter of Irish children and adolescents say they do not have a high satisfaction with life

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:20 AM 16,558 Views 54 Comments

Ireland placed 26th in a ranking of mental health concerns for children and adolescents.

Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis
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Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis

Aug 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 25,974 Views 32 Comments

A mixture of excitement and frustration prevailed at one Louth school with classes of 33 pupils as available classrooms lie empty.

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents
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Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Aug 27th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,601 Views 12 Comments

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions
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40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:20 PM 20,816 Views 61 Comments

That’s according to a new study published by DCU researchers.

'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019
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'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019

Aug 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,393 Views 17 Comments

Women reported being beaten, strangled, burned and raped, and there was a spike in calls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism
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New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism

Aug 13th 2020, 1:43 PM 22,972 Views 59 Comments

The report highlights a decline in children’s abilities and skills since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs
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'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs

Jul 29th 2020, 7:26 PM 33,354 Views 57 Comments

Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns says it is ‘incredible’ that it does not already exist.

'Parents face stark choices': Three-week extension to parent's leave criticised as too little, too late
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'Parents face stark choices': Three-week extension to parent's leave criticised as too little, too late

Jul 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 30,672 Views 24 Comments

Sinn Féin is going to introduce a motion to the Dáil today calling for 12-week extension to paid maternity leave.

'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told
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'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told

Jul 8th 2020, 5:44 PM 11,379 Views 1 Comment

The drug is used to treat SMA which can develop in babies and toddlers and can significantly reduce life expectancy.

'It's been a long 16 weeks': Anticipation tinged with nerves as creches prepare to re-open
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'It's been a long 16 weeks': Anticipation tinged with nerves as creches prepare to re-open

Jun 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,210 Views 23 Comments

Providers say they’ve done everything they can to make things seem normal for children.

Majority of children and teenagers with Covid-19 only experience mild symptoms, according to new research
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Majority of children and teenagers with Covid-19 only experience mild symptoms, according to new research

Jun 26th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,956 Views 9 Comments

A separate study also published by the Lancet examined brain function complications as a result of Covid-19.

Ombudsman expresses 'grave concern' over potential abolition of Department of Children
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Ombudsman expresses 'grave concern' over potential abolition of Department of Children

Jun 12th 2020, 1:16 PM 10,733 Views 5 Comments

The Children’s Ombudsman has written a letter to the three party leaders involved in government formation talks.

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?
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Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?

Jun 11th 2020, 8:56 AM 50,403 Views 58 Comments

A proposal to merge the Department of Children with the Department of Education is being considered.

State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister
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State grants will ensure childcare providers should have no reason to increase fees, says minister

Jun 10th 2020, 1:30 PM 15,538 Views 12 Comments

A €75 million funding package has been announced.

'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June
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'Play-pods' of up to 12 children to be introduced in creches as they reopen from 29 June

May 29th 2020, 5:23 PM 26,277 Views 24 Comments

These services will first be made available to children of essential workers and those experiencing poverty or welfare issues.

The government's Covid-19 childcare plans, while noble, will not benefit children
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The government's Covid-19 childcare plans, while noble, will not benefit children

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,198 Views 21 Comments

Karen Clince of Tigers Childcare says there is another way to provide childcare safely, and she has some suggestions.

'Shambolic': Government told to 'go back to the drawing board' over failed childcare scheme for healthcare workers
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'Shambolic': Government told to 'go back to the drawing board' over failed childcare scheme for healthcare workers

Updated May 14th 2020, 11:12 AM 33,507 Views 107 Comments

The scheme has been scrapped after just six providers had applied to take part.

Three children in New York die of rare disease that could be linked to Covid-19
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Three children in New York die of rare disease that could be linked to Covid-19

May 10th 2020, 8:14 AM 62,928 Views 29 Comments

While no link has been formally established to the new coronavirus, scientists believe the Kawasaki disease could be connected.

Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme
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Childcare providers have until Tuesday to sign up to wage subsidy scheme

Apr 16th 2020, 2:15 PM 21,029 Views 21 Comments

Wages of thousands of employees working in the childcare sector will be topped up to a maximum of €586 a week.

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

Apr 6th 2020, 5:16 PM 36,587 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Mar 25th 2020, 1:25 PM 31,849 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Mar 24th 2020, 11:05 AM 54,355 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Mar 20th 2020, 6:02 PM 31,127 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2020, 5:00 PM 43,269 Views 73 Comments

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

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

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 6:21 PM 47,819 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Mar 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 118,344 Views 168 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.

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

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 3:34 PM 24,704 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 26,799 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Feb 19th 2020, 8:20 AM 13,818 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Jan 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 13,335 Views 13 Comments

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

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