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Foster Care

Fri, 6 November 2020

Foster Care

Here in Ireland, there are over five thousand children currently being fostered who, for a variety of reasons, cannot live with their own families.

But, whether their stay is short or long term, the benefits of having a support system like a foster family has proven to be substantial

This morning we were joined on the line by Mary Hickey, who has fostered since 2008 and Catherine Bond, CEO of the Irish Foster Care Association.

 

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Leaving Certificate 2021

Leaving Certificate 2021

Tue, 2 February 2021

We chat to to the President of the TUI and President of the ISSU to discuss the Leaving Cert assessment and get a sense of what students and teachers want to see happen.

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Homeschooling Advice for Parents

Homeschooling Advice for Parents

Tue, 12 January 2021

Schools across the country have been forced to close once again due to Covid-19 restrictions. And for some parents who may still be reeling from last year’s prolonged schools closure, the prospect is daunting.

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Kids Books for Christmas

Kids Books for Christmas

Tue, 8 December 2020

With Christmas a little over two weeks away, nothing beats a good book to delve in to.

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Nasal Flu Vaccine

Nasal Flu Vaccine

Tue, 17 November 2020

For the first time in Ireland, children aged between 2 and 12 can get the nasal flu vaccine, free of charge. Our reporter Brianna is at the Dublin City GP practice this morning to find out more for us.

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World Fertility Day

World Fertility Day

Mon, 2 November 2020

This morning we were joined by Elaine Munnelly, who struggled with secondary infertility before having her son Max, and by Consultant Gynecologist, Dr John Waterstone

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Calming COVID Anxiety

Calming COVID Anxiety

Tue, 27 October 2020

As we enter the second week of Level 5 restrictions, anxiety levels among kids need to be monitored and it's important to answer as many of their questions as you can.

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