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Children and Youth Affairs, Features, Health

Government must show commitment to  Introduce a programme for Bilateral Cochlear Implants now.FG Children's Referendum poster

Ministers James Reilly, Kathleen Lynch and Alex White have all stated in the last week that the programme for bilateral cochlear implants is a priority.  Despite months of positive comments about its introduction no Government Minister has given any commitment to approve the funding to introduce the programme.
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Children and Youth Affairs, Features

Aisling from Malahide Community School discusses advantages and disadvantages of lowering the voting age.

Many young people in Ireland today have campaigned for the right to vote at sixteen years of age. While many would say that this is a good idea, many would also have their arguments against it. Here are the main arguments teens put forward both for and against the right to vote at sixteen:
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Children and Youth Affairs

Submission by
Clare Daly TD
The Joint Committee on Transport and Communications in relation to the abuse of social media and cyber-bullying

Main Points

1. implementation of a national education programme dealing with online etiquette

2. protect children through educating the correct use of internet technologies

3. bring industry in from the cold and task them with being part of educational change

4. curtailing the use of the internet simply won’t work

5. traditional media have a role and responsibility in their reporting

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Children and Youth Affairs, National

By Jacob Richards

United Left Alliance TDs Clare Daly and Joan Collins are calling on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald to bring forth robust legislation to provide for adoption information and tracing as quickly as possible. A bill was originally envisaged by Minister Fitzgerald to come before the Dáil by the end of 2012.
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