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# children - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

National bullying database to be set up under new 'landmark' action plan
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National bullying database to be set up under new 'landmark' action plan

Thu 1:11 PM 7,146 Views 29 Comments

This is the first time the Department of Education has updated its bullying action plan since 2013.

# children - Last month November 2022

New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave
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# Maternity Leave

New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave

Nov 22nd 2022, 1:57 PM 7,238 Views 1 Comment

Currently, female councillors are office-holders rather than employees and are not covered by the statutory framework for maternity leave.

Just over half of nine-year-olds own a phone, up 10% on ten years ago
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# Connected

Just over half of nine-year-olds own a phone, up 10% on ten years ago

Updated Nov 21st 2022, 7:45 AM 9,500 Views 19 Comments

The report has compared the lives of nine-year-olds in 2007/8 and nine-year-olds in 2017/18.

# children - This year 2022

Minister seeks new location for live Christmas crib after decision to remove it from Mansion House
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# Christmas Tradition

Minister seeks new location for live Christmas crib after decision to remove it from Mansion House

Oct 28th 2022, 2:19 PM 21,111 Views 39 Comments

There cannot be a ‘Scrooge-like agenda’ said Minister Patrick O’Donovan.

'An unimaginable tragedy': Three siblings die after 'violent incident' at house in Tallaght
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# Rossfield Estate

'An unimaginable tragedy': Three siblings die after 'violent incident' at house in Tallaght

Updated Sep 4th 2022, 3:30 PM 458,138 Views 0 Comments
  • Three siblings were removed from the scene by ambulance and later pronounced dead
  • Gardaí remain at the scene which has been sealed off for an investigation
  • A man in his early 20s has been arrested, Órla Ryan reports
HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes
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# Liver

HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes

Sep 1st 2022, 5:42 PM 10,815 Views 3 Comments

Since October two of the 28 probable hepatitis cases have resulted in liver transplants and one child has died.

Families hit out at 'added stress' of hospital parking while children undergo cancer treatment
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# Hidden Costs

Families hit out at 'added stress' of hospital parking while children undergo cancer treatment

Aug 31st 2022, 4:06 PM 20,178 Views 16 Comments

One parent told the report: ‘I feel guilty worrying about money because I’m so happy my children are well.’

Less than 20% of children with disabilities getting recommended exercise, study shows
# New Report
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# New Report

Less than 20% of children with disabilities getting recommended exercise, study shows

Aug 26th 2022, 7:13 AM 6,498 Views 3 Comments

A 2022 report on exercise among children and adolescents found a number of inequalities in achieving the minimum recommended physical activity.

Childcare fees should fall by 50% over the next two Budgets, says minister
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# Childcare

Childcare fees should fall by 50% over the next two Budgets, says minister

Aug 25th 2022, 5:33 PM 22,781 Views 20 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman said his focus is on improving affordability for parents in this year’s Budget.

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer
# Callout
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# Callout

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer

Aug 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 7,173 Views 1 Comment

The service, run by the ISPCC, is looking for new volunteers.

Remains of two children found in suitcases auctioned in New Zealand
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# New Zealand

Remains of two children found in suitcases auctioned in New Zealand

Aug 18th 2022, 8:41 AM 83,930 Views 15 Comments

Police believe the bodies were likely to have been in storage for several years.

Dunnes Stores issues recall of children's pyjamas due to safety risk
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# Suffocation

Dunnes Stores issues recall of children's pyjamas due to safety risk

Aug 17th 2022, 3:55 PM 28,471 Views 6 Comments

These products pose a risk of cuts and suffocation.

Children falling into poverty more quickly than rest of population, says charity
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# Cost Of Living

Children falling into poverty more quickly than rest of population, says charity

Jul 13th 2022, 6:54 AM 9,656 Views 17 Comments

The Children’s Rights Alliance has said that the issues for Irish children and young people are starting to worsen.

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'
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# Health

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'

Jun 30th 2022, 6:30 PM 13,722 Views 10 Comments

Parents have been contacted this week with the news.

HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children
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# Delays

HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children

Jun 27th 2022, 12:20 PM 6,319 Views 2 Comments

Lengthy delays and a lack of resources were the main issues noted.

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services
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# Delayed Delivery

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services

Jun 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 11,614 Views 10 Comments
  • Staff vacancies in Child Disability Network Teams as high as 88% in one locality, reports Orla Dwyer.
  • "Everything is a fight," say parents who report poor communication from teams.
  • Therapist vacancies are highest, leaving children without services.
High Court finds aspect of law that criminalises defilement of a child unconstitutional
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# High Court

High Court finds aspect of law that criminalises defilement of a child unconstitutional

Jun 1st 2022, 4:49 PM 11,924 Views 2 Comments

The case concerns a challenge brought by a serving prisoner.

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

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

May 24th 2022, 6:27 PM 7,728 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
# Cost Of Childcare
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# Cost Of Childcare

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

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 19,969 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
# Clusters
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# Clusters

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

May 12th 2022, 1:33 PM 10,308 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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# State Apology

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

May 11th 2022, 6:33 PM 7,521 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
# Capping Fees
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# Capping Fees

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

Apr 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 63,241 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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# Children

New government report highlights 24,000 households with children in need of social housing

Feb 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 9,721 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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# Covid19

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

Feb 20th 2022, 7:15 AM 16,427 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
# Waiting Lists
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# Waiting Lists

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

Feb 15th 2022, 9:01 PM 14,487 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
# Severe Morning Sickness
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# Severe Morning Sickness

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

Feb 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,877 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
# Mental Health
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# Mental Health

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

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 7:41 PM 19,240 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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# Government

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

Jan 26th 2022, 6:05 AM 5,702 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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# Camhs

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

Jan 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 6,922 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
# Mother And Baby Homes
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# Mother And Baby Homes

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

Jan 20th 2022, 12:21 PM 14,801 Views 0 Comments

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

# children - Last year 2021

Vaccine registration opens for high-risk children aged 5 to 11
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# Covid-19

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

Dec 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,215 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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# Covid-19

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

Dec 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 16,717 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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# Vaccine Programme

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says

Dec 14th 2021, 7:45 PM 13,081 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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# Parenting

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

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 55,758 Views 104 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
# Rollout
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# Rollout

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

Dec 9th 2021, 6:59 PM 17,354 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
# Freezing Classrooms
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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 13,596 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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# Education

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

Dec 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,867 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'
# Waiting Lists
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# Waiting Lists

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

Nov 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,598 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'
# Waiting Lists
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# Waiting Lists

Consultants say orthopaedic care conditions for children are 'inadequate and chaotic'

Nov 11th 2021, 2:25 PM 10,882 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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# Nphet

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

Oct 27th 2021, 7:42 PM 54,644 Views 96 Comments

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

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