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Welcome to the website of Growing Up in Ireland, an exciting and historic national study of children.

This study is following the progress of almost 20,000 children across Ireland to collect a host of information to help improve our understanding of all aspects of children and their development.

Here you can learn all about the study and how it works and catch up with all the latest news on the Study. If you are a participant in the study you will find all the information you need to know about taking part.

Launch of new report on Maternal Health

Growing Up in Ireland new report - Maternal Health Behaviours and Child Growth in Infancy launched by Dr James Reilly T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs at St Andrews Resource Centre, Dublin on Thursday, 15th January. Report available to download here

Photo from left to right: Amanda Quail and daughter Ciara Lyons, author Cathal McCrory, Minister Reilly and author Richard Layte.

DCYA Growing Up in Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs announce a DCYA Growing Up in Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship in partnership with the Irish Research Council. For further information and details of the application process please see the Irish Research Council's website click here.

Data from Wave 2 of the Child Cohort (at 13 years)

Growing Up in Ireland would like to announce that the Anonymised Microdata File (AMF) and the Researcher Microdata File (RMF) from Wave 2 of the Child Cohort (at 13 years) are now available. To find out more click here

If you are thinking about undertaking research on the lives of children and their famililes, why not consider using GUI data? To find out more click here


All Growing Up in Ireland publications are available to download.

Publications from the Child Cohort can be downloaded here

Publications from the Infant Cohort can be downloaded here

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