All-Ireland medal winner adds Texaco Children's Art Competition to achievements

A teenager who already has her sporting skills down to a fine art is this year's overall winner of the 65th Texaco Children's Art Competition.

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Children's Minister announces €3m fund for creches who sign up to National Childcare Scheme

Children's Minister Katherine Zappone has announced a €3m fund for creches and child-minders who sign up to the new National Childcare Scheme.

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Fisher-Price recalls 4.7m baby sleepers after 'reported incidents of infant fatalities'

Toymaker Fisher-Price has recalled nearly five million Rock 'n Play Sleepers after reports in the US linking the product to the deaths of more than 30 babies.

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Majority of parents don't know how much exercise their kids should be getting

A survey of a thousand parents for Kellogs GAA Cúl Camps - also found that 1 in 5 parents can't afford to have their kids involved in sport.

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Moo Crew winners give a thumbs-up to dairy

Thumbs-up choices, feelgood trees and wellness walls – pupils at St Patrick’s NS, Trim, are as familiar with these concepts as they are with their daily carton of milk, which comes courtesy of the School Milk Scheme.

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Ireland’s fertility rate one of highest in EU

Ireland still has one of the highest fertility rates in the EU, despite falling numbers of babies born to women in the Republic.

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Children in care link to justice system

New research has raised “particular concern” about significant links between a small group of young people and the youth justice system.

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Temple Street 'knead' your help with the Great Irish Bake sale for sick kids

Broadcaster Karen Koster joined Temple Street bakers today to celebrate the launch of this year’s Great Irish Bake sale for Temple Street.

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Lindsay Woods: 'Here’s the thing, you can’t programme a kid'

I honestly struggle to remember how we survived without having a facility to record multiple episodes of a rude little pig, with exceptionally broad vowels, when we had our first child, writes Lindsay Woods.

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Charity run by Dolly Parton which gifts books to kids to launch in Ireland

Her 'Imagination Library' charity gifts books to children across the world to help children develop a love of reading.

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Readers' Blog: Continued funding vital for youth work groups

Youth work organisations present valuable opportunities for the social and personal development of young people.

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Christmas FM raises over €400k for Temple Street Children's Hospital

The hugely popular festive radio station Christmas FM has raised over €400,000 for Temple Street Children's Hospital, which will be used to give the gift of life to over 1,000 sick children.

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Survey finds Dublin teens just want a place to hang out

Dublin teenagers feel excluded from public places and just want somewhere to hang out, a survey has found.

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Restrictive practices still used at some children's residential homes, report finds

Certain children's residential and support services are still enforcing restrictive practices like locking children's doors at night, according to new findings.

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Barnardos: Childhoods harmed by lack of timely access to healthcare

Barnardos has said the lack of timely access to healthcare is harming childhoods, citing figures which show 37,473 children waiting for mental health, disability, and speech and language assessments and services.

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Some familiar themes in deaths of children - here are their stories

The latest individual reports into the deaths of children known to the care services have some familiar themes — challenging family backdrops; sometimes substance abuse in the home; adverse events.

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State finally admits that children under five do better at home

We’ve had two decades of relentless government propaganda for centre-based care from as early an age as possible, writes Victoria White.

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Events and initiatives launched to mark World Children's Day

The Children's Ombudsman is celebrating World Children's Day by live streaming a series of inspiring stories from young people under the hashtag #ChildTalks2018.

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Six children in foreign care for years

Six children have been in out-of-state care placements for at least five years, including one young person who has spent 10 years overseas.

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Proposed early years scheme described as 'groundbreaking' by Children's Minister

Parents could get up to seven weeks of paid parental leave while, furthermore, hot meals will be provided to children in disadvantaged schools as part of a new early childhood strategy.

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New early years scheme launched with vow to increase parental leave

The plan comes just days after the Taoiseach said Fine Gael could ‘look proudly’ to steps taken to build a state that cares for families.

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Working mums: How to cope if you’re asked to work away from home

Being away from your children because of work commitments can give rise to many emotions. Jenny Stallard asks experts for their advice.

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Screen time does not massively impact children’s sleep, study claims

Research from the University of Oxford says screens could only be affecting sleep time by minutes each night.

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LINDSAY WOODS: Is this what it means to be a grown-up?

There comes a point in your adult life when you think: ‘Yes, this is it! This is what it surely means to be a grown-up?’ I have yet to reach that point. I am now afraid that I may never reach it and will be doomed to spend eternity in a wannabe adult limbo of sorts: not being allowed the freedom associated with youth yet still expected to pay the mortgage.

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Too much information? Lindsay Woods on 'sharenting'

SHARENTING: a term used to describe the overuse of social media by parents to share content based on their children. It is related to the concept of ‘too much information’. There is an ongoing debate as to how parents can balance their right to share with their child’s interest in privacy, writes Lindsay Woods.

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