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Almost 6,000 children are currently living in care in Ireland, with more than 90% of those in foster care. As of September 2020, 94% of children in care had an allocated social worker, meaning almost 350 children did not have this support.
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E-LEARNING THE HARD WAY: Are online education courses taking advantage of people during the pandemic?
With citizens across the world in intermittent lockdown over the past year, the opportunity for learning new skills and interacting with our peers has been largely limited to the online realm.
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Day services for people with disabilities were badly hit by the pandemic, by first closing their doors for a number of months, and then reopening at a reduced capacity.
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Children in the Irish Traveller community are at a disadvantage from the moment they are born. Infant mortality is over three times higher, suicide is six to seven times higher and life expectancy is over a decade lower than the general population.
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ASSESSING AUTISM: Why is the wait time for ASD assessments over a year longer than legally required?
Research shows that early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) leading to early interventions and treatment can have major long-term positive effects on symptoms and later skills.
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The list of advantages from private schooling is extensive: smaller class sizes, better facilities, and access to a social network that can bring lifelong benefits.
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ACADEMIC UNCERTAINTY: How are universities and institutes of technology allowed to employ so many researchers and lecturers on precarious contracts?
In Ireland, we hold academics in high esteem but are they being treated properly by their employers and the Government?
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LOSING FAITH: Why is it taking so long to provide non-denominational school options to parents around the country?
With one in ten Irish people declaring they have no religion in the latest census, the provision of suitable education options is becoming ever more pressing.
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