THE MINISTER FOR CHILDREN Frances Fitzgerald published a comprehensive 260-page document yesterday examining what life is like for children growing up in Ireland today.
Ireland now has the highest proportion of children across all European Union member states as the child population continues to increase.
“This report is generally very positive,” said the Minister on launching the publication, adding that along with the Growing Up in Ireland survey, it paints a “detailed and complex picture of the contemporary Irish childhood”.
The fourth in a biennial series, the report was compiled using statistics, data and evidence from a variety of sources. TheJournal.ie has broken down the numbers to give you a snapshot of the experience of being a child in Ireland in 2013.