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# Slapping

All time
# Corporal Punishment
Parents can't rely on 'reasonable chastisement' when slapping their kids anymore
Slapping has been effectively banned after new legislation was signed into law.
# cat slap
Here is definitive proof that cats are jerks
Well, this cat is, anyway.
# Áras Attracta
Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home
HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.
# Áras Attracta
Gardaí and HSE investigate 'force feeding and slapping' at Mayo care facility
A number of staff have been placed ‘off-duty’.
# the slap
What happens when people are allowed to slap each other in the face?
Strangely compelling.
# In Numbers
Twitter, heroin, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
Plus: Just how much did Anglo shares fall during its annus horribilis of 2008?
# Discipline
Three-quarters of Irish people don't believe slapping children works
Two children’s rights groups want the practice outlawed.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support a ban on smacking children?
Amid calls for a complete ban, the government has said a balance should be struck between supporting good parenting and imposing criminal sanctions on those failing to adhere to good practice. What do you think?
# Slapping
Nearly half believe it acceptable to slap a child - survey
A Newstalk Nation survey finds that 49 per cent of people believe it is acceptable to slap a child under certain circumstances.