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September to December 2017 scheduled published

Posted on 18, Aug 2017

Social Care Training Ireland have published our September to December 2017 training schedule to our website www.socialcaretraining.ie. We now have over 50 courses scheduled in Cork, Dublin, Carlow, Kerry, Kildare, Limerick and Galway!   September 2017 13th September: Child Protection - Mitchelstown, Co. Cork 14th Septemb ...more>>

Daffodil Care Services jobs bulletin - 18th August 2017

Posted on 18, Aug 2017

18th August 2017 jobs bulletin   Daffodil Care Services are currently hiring for the following vacancies and interviews will take place locally in August 2017:   Social Care Leader- Full Time- Wexford www.daffodilcare.ie/careerdetails.php?ids=50   Relief Social Care Worker- Wexford www.daffodilcare. ...more>>

Girl (10) has uncle's child after abortion was refused

Posted on 18, Aug 2017

A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, a doctor said yesterday. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was allegedly raped repeatedly by her uncle for several months. The crime came to light when the vic ...more>>

Priests should report abuse confessions, says Australian inquiry

Posted on 14, Aug 2017

Priests who fail to tell police about suspected child sexual abuse should face criminal charges, even if they learn of abuse during a confidential religious confession, Australia's most powerful investigative authority has recommended.   Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - the na ...more>>

Over 25,000 women invited for a free breast check this year opted not to go

Posted on 14, Aug 2017

Free mammograms are offered every two years to all women aged 50-64. ALTHOUGH OVER 88,000 women between the ages of 50 and 64 were invited for a free BreastCheck screening up to May of this year, over 25,000 of them did not take up the offer. The figures were provided by Minister for Health Simon Harris in response to a parliamentary que ...more>>

A positive reaction to a difficult situation for nanochemist living in direct provision in Clonakilty

Posted on 14, Aug 2017

Nanochemist Karzan Zangana commutes from a Clonakilty direct provision centre to UCC to help research. And he does it for free, says Noel Baker Karzan Zangana made an interesting diary entry lately. He keeps a diary, which was in a bag he accidentally left on the Cork to Skibbereen bus, having just returned from Dublin with his wife and chil ...more>>

The good, the bad and the smelly: Top tips for toilet training

Posted on 11, Aug 2017

Toilet training can be a stressful time for parents and children alike, with plenty of accidents along the way. Andrea Mara hears about the good, the bad, and the smelly. You take off the nappy, stay inside for three days straight, put newspaper everywhere, and be careful where you step,” said my friend. These were the words ...more>>

ALISON O'CONNOR: Failure to vaccinate girls against HPV is a death sentence for some

Posted on 11, Aug 2017

If you are a parent of one of the 30,000 girls who will be offered the vaccine in September, you are right to inform yourself, but do so from trusted scientific sources, writes Alison O’Connor. Fine Gael TD, Kate O’Connell, has a knack for painting word pictures. Remember her verbal assault, during the recent Fine Gael leade ...more>>

Young children largest homeless age group, census figures show

Posted on 11, Aug 2017

Figures show 765 children aged four or under were homeless on census night in 2016 Children aged four and younger are the largest single age group experiencing homelessness, according to figures from Census 2016. Five years earlier in Census 2011 people in the 30-34-year-old category were the single largest cohort of homeless. The an ...more>>

Parents told to ignore 'fake news' over teen HPV jabs

Posted on 10, Aug 2017

A coalition of more than 30 health, children's and women's groups is urging parents to disregard the 'fake news' about the virtually non-existent side-effects to the HPV vaccine that can save hundreds of Irish women a year from developing cancer. Citing the alarming 50pc drop in the uptake of the free vaccine among teenage gi ...more>>

Priests turn to suicide as workload and isolation increase

Posted on 10, Aug 2017

As many as eight Irish priests have died by suicide over the past decade The lot of the Irish Catholic priest today is probably at its most difficult since Catholic Emancipation in 1829. Over recent months a series of regional meetings organised by the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has been attended by priests from dioceses throu ...more>>

Homeless children forced to eat on their beds or the floor

Posted on 10, Aug 2017

Chips, Coke, crisps and sweets are items most often consumed by homeless families Children must not be allowed to grow up thinking it is normal to eat on a bed or the floor, Nuala Ward, director of investigations with the Ombudsman for Children, has said. Ms Ward was speaking on the publication of a Focus Ireland report on the difficulti ...more>>

Youth unemployment causing 'devastation'

Posted on 04, Aug 2017

Unemployment is having a "devastating impact" on the self-esteem of thousands of youngsters, a leading youth group has warned. The number of people under the age of 25 signing on has risen for the third month in a row. New figures released yesterday by the Central Statistics Office show there were 32,237 young people under 25 s ...more>>

Report: Youths detained indoors for days

Posted on 04, Aug 2017

Children may have had no fresh air for over a week while being separated from others at Oberstown detention centre, inspectors have found. Records at the centre for young offenders suggest at least two children who were on single separation had no fresh air or outdoor exercise for seven or eight days. The lack of robust oversight and mon ...more>>

Customs will detain child sex dolls

Posted on 04, Aug 2017

Customs officers say their policy regarding child sex dolls is to detain the goods and hand them over to gardaí for investigation. The development follows some uncertainty among authorities and legal experts as to whether or not possession, or importation, of the dolls constituted a criminal offence under Irish laws. The legal iss ...more>>

Children with muscular dystrophy will not get new drug

Posted on 02, Aug 2017

HSE decides against approving Translarna for reimbursement under drugs schemes A new treatment for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy will not be made available in the Republic, the Health Service Executive has decided. Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) says the HSE has informed it that the treatment, Translarna, will not be approv ...more>>

How parents are skipping household bills to pay for school books

Posted on 02, Aug 2017

Large numbers of parents are paying more than €300 for books alone ahead of the new school year. And the sheer cost of back-to-school expenses means many parents stop paying important household bills at this time of the year. Leading children's charity Barnardos accused the Government of forcing parents to subsidise an under-fun ...more>>

'I'm broken-hearted' - Dad (70) in plea for help after taking protection order against adult son with mental health problems

Posted on 02, Aug 2017

Frank had to take a protection order out against his son A 70-year-old man whose son has mental health problems has said he is "broken-hearted" after having to take out a protection order against his son. The man, named Frank, spoke to Joe Duffy on RTE Radio One's Liveline, about his family trouble and said he is at a loss ...more>>