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MAY

Migrants need more help with English

Flag day: Rama Shaban (at back) and Diaa, Ajnana and Sheffa Zlhnah, all from Syria, at Scoil Ghobnatan Bellevue, Mallow, Co Cork Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision Highligthing cuts: Peter Mullan of the INTO Primary teachers and principals are concerned that there is not enough English language support being given to immigrant children in schools. Teaching English to migrant families, who are not fluent, is seen as a crucial part of integration ...

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MAY

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months

51 minutes ago 1,658 Views Image: Shutterstock/Dmytro Zinkevych Image: Shutterstock/Dmytro Zinkevych A CHILD WITH intellectual disabilities was left in hospital for three months because the HSE couldn’t find suitable residential care for him. It’s one of several case studies used in an annual report that looks at the types of complaints received by the Children’s Ombudsman in 2016 ...

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MAY

Families to be moved from hotels and into ex religious buildings from next month

43 minutes ago Updated: 41 minutes ago Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, launching his annual report 2016. He said “family hubs” were “a positive step forward” but “a temporary solution to a long-term problem”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Homeless families due to be moved from hotels into “family hubs” in the coming weeks, should be there for no longer than six months and should complain if they are, the Ombudsman for Children has said ...

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MAY

GIY to Take Food Matters to Centre Stage at Annual Bloom Festival

The annual Bloom Festival returns this June 1st to 5th and GIY are taking ‘GIY Food Matters’ to the centre stage with a series of expert lead talks, debates and discussions on food in Ireland. GIY has teamed up with Bord Bia, the Irish Food Writers Guild, Cully & Sully, Energia, innocent Drinks and Bloom to deliver the event each day during the festival ...

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MAY

Some Cork schoolboys have lessons to teach us about dealing with emotions and stress

32 minutes ago Trish Flanagan “All you need is to be able to breathe”: Jay O’Mahony, Daragh McNally, Jack Foley, Mark Kenefick and Ryan Sharpe of Scoil Cholmcille, Blarney Street, Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision In recent years most of the emphasis in mental health education has been on teenagers and adults, with less focus on children ...

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MAY

One gender is more likely to be taunted and bullied on social media than the other

One in five children aged nine to 16 have told parents they are bullied online, the Internet Matters survey reveals Boys are more likely to be taunted on social media over their body image than girls, a poll has found. And one in five children aged nine to 16 have told parents they are bullied online, the Internet Matters survey reveals. But the child safety organisation says it’s the tip of an iceberg ...

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