Ireland Make Top Ten Of UNICEF League Table

Ireland has ranked 10th out of the worlds top 29 industrialised nations ranked by overall wellbeing of children.

The UNICEF league table also shows that one in three children in Ireland exercise at least an hour a day, the highest of all developed nations; there is a significant fall in the number of children smoking as well as a modest declines in drinking and teenage pregnancies.

However, the State remains at the bottom of the list for the number of 15 to 19-years-old not in education, employment or training.

The Netherlands retains its place at the top of the list followed by Norway and Iceland.


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