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Childline contacts sharply increase during lockdown restrictions

The number of contacts to Childline surpassed 70,000 during the three months of lockdown.

Domestic abuse, self-harm, suicide and Covid-19 anxiety some of the most common issues raised.

A total of 72,701 calls, texts and online messages were sent by children during the period 15th March to 28th June.

During the three months, twice as many children used the Childline website as had used it during the same period in 2019.


COVID-19: 525 new confirmed cases in Ireland

Health officials have confirmed a further 525 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Three further people diagnosed with the virus...

At least four dead following blaze at Syrian oil facility

A blaze at a Syrian oil facility has killed at least three people

Mandatory hotel quarantine signed into law

President Michael D Higgins has signed into law a mandatory hotel quarantine

Vaccination of high-risk people with chronic illnesses set to begin this week in Ireland

Head of the Health Service Executive Paul Reid has said vaccinations of those people considered high risk because of serious illness will...
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