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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 22 April, 2018

Family - Today’s News

Sitdown Sunday: Doctors told her she was 'just fat' - she actually had cancer

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Family - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food

One in 11 people in Ireland are estimated to experience food poverty.

Family - Sunday 15 April, 2018

These stunning far-flung photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Snaps This post contains images

Dublin is to turn into Musictown this month - here are the highlights

We’ve taken a look at the line-up.

Family - Friday 13 April, 2018

'She was just so ill, it was horrible to see my child like that'

Darcy Grainger is one of about 1,300 people in Ireland who have cystic fibrosis.

Family - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Family - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'

The Irish film explores the impact of prison on a young teenager, and was inspired by real-life stories.

Family - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

D4 accents: 'Yes, kids speak differently from their parents. But why should this be a bad thing?'

Using elements of D4 speech does not necessarily mean rejecting the region you come from, writes Prof Vera Regan.

Family - Monday 9 April, 2018

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

Family - Saturday 7 April, 2018

The future of Irish music is playing at Croke Park later this month

Recording time in a professional studio and an album release is up for grabs at the Irish Youth Music Awards.

Family - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Cancer research fellowship launched in memory of author Emma Hannigan

Emma Hannigan passed away one month ago today.

Family - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes' Life With Autism This post contains videos

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes'

Autism-friendly events are helping families have less stressful experiences at shops and cinemas.

The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays

Temple Street and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin both have designated play specialists to care for the children.

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor New Lives This post contains videos

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor

Here’s how Irish donations have helped one family get back on their feet.

Remember Myles? A kidney transplant has changed his life

‘Ordinary people get to do extraordinary things.’

Family - Friday 30 March, 2018

One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula

Exclusive extract from archaeologist Neil Jackman’s new book about the historical treasures of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Family - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

Researchers find potential genetic link to cot death

Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexpected death of a seemingly healthy child.

Family - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Having seen how much my wife went through, it felt so wrong to be heading out the door'

As a father, I’ve found returning to work after a few days very difficult, writes Eric Nolan.

Family - Monday 26 March, 2018

'We're absolutely blown away': Almost €100k raised for teen left paralysed after Storm Emma accident

Jack O’Driscoll fractured a vertebra in his neck after he fell during Storm Emma.

Family - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Gen Z: We're looked down on by older generations and not given the chance to show who we are'

We want to challenge this misconception and change the world for good, writes Keely Jenkinson.

Family - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals

Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.

Family - Friday 23 March, 2018

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog

The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.

Family - Monday 19 March, 2018

Writers to descend on Dun Laoghaire for a literary festival with bite

This year’s Mountains to Sea festival sees authors with strong takes on contemporary issues visiting Dun Laoghaire.

Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report

The European Commission says its product alert system has detected some light-up spinners whose batteries can cause “burns to the oesophagus and intestines”.

Family - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum

Irish psychologists explain how to talk to your child about the upcoming vote.

Family - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'May the cat eat you, and may the devil then eat the cat': This isn't the Irish you learnt in school

Fancy a quick lesson in modern Irish? Look no further.

Family - Friday 16 March, 2018

Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world'

We need to look at the real reasons behind our teacher shortages and think about how we can attract more people into the teaching profession, writes Garrett O’Dowd.

Family - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Met Éireann is predicting snow for St. Patrick's Day

Snow showers could be frequent in the east and southeast.

'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers

The Sleep Programme supports young adults to improve or maintain their sleep routine.

Family - Monday 12 March, 2018

Poll: Have you eaten a bit of Easter Egg already this year? Be Honest This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you eaten a bit of Easter Egg already this year?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs

Our education system must deliver a quality education that prepares each child for their future lives, writes Geoffrey Browne.

Family - Sunday 11 March, 2018

In Limerick this week, it will be all about showing kindness to your fellow man

The city’s annual Pay It Forward festival kicked off yesterday.

Japanese car companies come together to build hydrogen stations

Japan has focused on promoting fuel-cells, which combine hydrogen and oxygen in an electrochemical reaction.

Family - Monday 5 March, 2018

Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s

The pharmacy chain will no longer sell energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under 16.

Family - Sunday 4 March, 2018

'A campaigner to the end': Michael D Higgins pays tribute to author Emma Hannigan RIP

How a willow garden is helping these women 'reclaim' their local park

Fairview Park has been the scene of antisocial behaviour in recent years.

Family - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way

The Paris metro operator RATP stood by the penalty.

Parents from 100 Irish schools are to test out online payment options

Previous payments for school trips and book rentals have been made by cash or cheques.

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