Public health guidelines needed for children’s online gaming

Public health guidelines needed for children’s online gaming

00 “Parents need to be better equipped to engage with their children about their online habits, and clear public health guidelines for the maximum length of time children should be spending playing computer games would at least offer some direction.” Social...
MenB vaccine should be provided as catch-up programme

MenB vaccine should be provided as catch-up programme

00   “The vaccine injections cost hundreds of euro, so it’s vital that people know they can bring their children and teenagers to their GPs for the vaccines without having to worry that they will be charged.” Social Democrats Spokesperson for Children,...
SocDems back calls for reporting on reduced school hours

SocDems back calls for reporting on reduced school hours

00 “The Department of Education itself says reduced timetables should be used only in exceptional circumstances and never as a behavioural management tool.” Social Democrats Spokeswoman for Children, Councillor Jennifer Whitmore, has backed calls for schools to...
Department of Education must speed up schools’ safety assessments

Department of Education must speed up schools’ safety assessments

00 “All affected schools need to know with certainty that these assessments will be carried out within the coming week, so that they will be in a position to advise pupils, parents and teachers exactly where they stand.” Social Democrats’ Spokesperson for...