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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Family - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials?

New research shows that house prices in Ireland are much less affordable than they were 30 years ago.

Family - Friday 18 August, 2017

Rainfall warning in place for five counties amid risk of spot flooding

The heaviest of the showers are likely to begin in the west and northwest before moving eastwards.

Family - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

Family - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Donald Trump's childhood home is up on Airbnb for €636-a-night

There’s a cardboard cutout of the US President in one of the rooms.

Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay

The government says it has no plans to change the laws.

Family - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

Family - Friday 11 August, 2017

Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student

A departmental committee decided that the boy should be given a place – but that has been overruled twice now.

Family - Thursday 10 August, 2017

The weather is looking pretty good for the weekend

It’ll be mainly dry with sunny spells and some scattered showers.

Family - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough

Two new Hiqa reports have identified a number of shortcomings.

Family - Monday 7 August, 2017

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”

Family - Saturday 5 August, 2017

€4 million to be spent giving 6,200 packs of sensory toys to crèches across the country

Minister Katherine Zappone has set aside €4 million for the project, which is being put out to tender.

Family - Friday 4 August, 2017

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

Family - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?

In life or death cases involving children, should they be kept anonymous?

Family - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs?

Many parents will have to spend hundreds of euro in the coming weeks.

Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books

“August will be extremely stressful for me… I will lose sleep and I will worry,” one parent said.

Family - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

This stunning moment won the top prize for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

It captured the erupting Volcán de Colima in Mexico.

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.

Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school?

At the start of World Breastfeeding Week, British child experts have called for such education to be introduced in Britain.

Almost a third of Irish couples have used the 'withdrawal method' as contraception

38% of Irish couples report using no method of contraception in their relationship.

Family - Monday 31 July, 2017

Super Valu once again tops the podium in the supermarket derby, but Lidl and Aldi are on the march...

It’s been a good month for the German discount retailers.

Children with potential mental health issues have been waiting over a year for a psychologist

Almost a third of children on waiting-lists have been waiting for over a year.

Family - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Audio diaries detail Tom Crean's grandaughter's arduous journey in his footsteps

The documentary maker who compiled the diaries said they show the family share Tom Crean’s “traits of endurance”.

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

Marks & Spencer is cutting down on packaging - here's how other supermarkets measure up

Supervalu and Centra said that “packaging plays an important role in containing, preserving and protecting food”.

Family - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Amateur dramatics: Singing, dancing and finding joy in the darkness

Am dram societies play a vital role in communities around Ireland.

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

Family - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Water returns to Louth and Meath after a 'complex' repair - Irish Water

The water being produced by the fixed main may be discoloured but is still drinkable.

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

Family - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?

The government says it has so we take a deep dive into who is taking what – and how often.

Alton Towers says rollercoaster did what it was supposed to after passengers evacuated 180 feet above the ground

A rollercoaster train was 180 feet in the air when it shut off.

'We're devastated and have no idea what to do from here' - Win Our Wedding couple

More couples who have lost money after the sudden closure of a wedding competition company have been speaking out.

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

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Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families

Naloxone may have saved 98 lives in Northern Ireland over five years.

Taking calls and checking Facebook while driving: Irish drivers are among the worst in Europe

A new survey has looked at bad phone habits while behind the wheel.

Family - Monday 24 July, 2017

Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target

A fundraiser has been set up to help Irish journalist Orla Tinsley raise money for a lung transplant aftercare.

Family - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Prince William on the time Diana organised three supermodels to greet him for his birthday Princess Of Wales This post contains videos

Prince William on the time Diana organised three supermodels to greet him for his birthday

It’s part of a new documentary about Britain’s two princes and their mother.

Ireland's most popular tourist counties and attractions have been revealed

Overall, annual tourism grew by over €1 billion last year compared to 2014.

A spectacular fly-past and understated Trump references: U2 bring 'The Joshua Tree' home

Sweeping visuals from filmmaker Anton Corbijn helped breathe new life into the classic songs.

Family - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Children's doctors have been getting death threats and abusive messages over Charlie Gard case

Great Ormond Street Hospital says such behaviour is “deplorable”.

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