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'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses
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'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses

Mar 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 41,253 Views 49 Comments

The legislation is due to be reviewed this year.

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
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120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 29,787 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
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Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:35 PM 58,587 Views 50 Comments
  • Timetable to begin from Wednesday 9 June
  • Sanctions for grade lobbying could include barring students form exams
  • Reopening of schools likely to begin with LC students and young children
Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
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Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:29 PM 24,493 Views 0 Comments

The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
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'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned

Jan 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 15,026 Views 94 Comments

Schools for children with special educational needs were due to re-open today.

Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan
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Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan

Jan 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 20,634 Views 10 Comments

Some hospitals adapted their visiting restrictions for difficult situations such as pregnancy loss, stillbirth and unexpected complications.

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
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Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Dec 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 8,786 Views 9 Comments

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told
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People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told

Oct 7th 2020, 2:52 PM 13,559 Views 35 Comments

Day services have only reopened at 40% capacity.

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 53,292 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.

70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health
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70% of primary school parents concerned about impact of Covid-19 on children's mental health

Jun 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,472 Views 26 Comments

A quarter of parents are either “very” or “extremely” concerned about their children’s mental health.

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 15,596 Views 12 Comments

A €75 million funding package has been announced.

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'
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Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'

Dec 11th 2019, 4:58 PM 28,228 Views 67 Comments

The minister said the ethos of the school is central to any curriculum and will be protected.

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'
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'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Nov 10th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,242 Views 23 Comments

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
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'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

Oct 21st 2019, 2:32 PM 20,332 Views 68 Comments

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks
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Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

Oct 7th 2019, 8:33 AM 80,975 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Sep 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,195 Views 37 Comments

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

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?
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Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Aug 14th 2019, 9:00 AM 32,007 Views 148 Comments

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

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

Aug 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 14,727 Views 37 Comments

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

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September
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Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

Jul 25th 2019, 11:11 AM 67,907 Views 41 Comments

This will increase the unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 22 weeks from 1 September 2019.

'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him'
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'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him'

May 4th 2019, 8:00 AM 50,990 Views 6 Comments

A look through Leanne Kiernan’s rise to the top, through the highs and the lows, ahead of today’s FA Cup final.

Man sues parents for throwing away his €25k porn collection
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Man sues parents for throwing away his €25k porn collection

Apr 15th 2019, 8:15 AM 71,430 Views 72 Comments

The 40-year-old man’s father told him he had done him a favour by getting rid of his 12 boxes of films and magazines.

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

Mar 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 19,010 Views 45 Comments

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

Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed
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Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed

Mar 3rd 2019, 4:00 PM 13,104 Views 21 Comments

Philippa Perry writes about how not to shut children down, which might only encourage them not to talk to you about big and small things.

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
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Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

Feb 16th 2019, 9:00 AM 10,510 Views 3 Comments

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
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Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

Jan 11th 2019, 11:06 AM 18,737 Views 105 Comments

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year
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Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

Oct 9th 2018, 1:53 PM 41,358 Views 22 Comments

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?
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Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?

Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 PM 14,079 Views 28 Comments

Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'
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'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 17,457 Views 129 Comments

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

'I kept on collapsing when I knew something was wrong': Jastine Valdez's parents on daughter's murder
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'I kept on collapsing when I knew something was wrong': Jastine Valdez's parents on daughter's murder

Aug 29th 2018, 12:29 PM 33,202 Views 23 Comments

Jastine was abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy in May of this year.

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year
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Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

Jun 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 6,918 Views 24 Comments

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?
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Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?

Jun 4th 2018, 11:33 AM 26,074 Views 44 Comments

Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.

People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids
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People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:30 AM 8,252 Views 8 Comments

Volunteers spend time with sick children in hospital, doing crafts, reading to them or playing games with them.

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now
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What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now

Mar 25th 2018, 1:30 PM 21,898 Views 31 Comments

Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.

Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can
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Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can

Feb 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 51,404 Views 23 Comments

The doctors said that face paint the boy was wearing might have been oil-based, which would have reacted with the spark.

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
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Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

Jan 31st 2018, 10:49 PM 9,342 Views 62 Comments

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

People are sharing the weirdest things their parents banned from them as kids, and it's gas
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# No Fair

People are sharing the weirdest things their parents banned from them as kids, and it's gas

Jan 11th 2018, 4:25 PM 10,408 Views 13 Comments

“My mom wouldn’t let me watch the birth scene in the Spice Girls movie.”

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home
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Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:20 AM 22,180 Views 33 Comments

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off
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'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off

Dec 25th 2017, 1:00 PM 16,404 Views 3 Comments

The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
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More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

Nov 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,898 Views 47 Comments

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman
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# Homelessness

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

Sep 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 5,159 Views 21 Comments

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

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