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# families - Monday 8 July, 2013

Column: In order to protect the vulnerable, Ireland needs a domestic violence register

Domestic violence affects women, men, children and our elderly. Victims and their families should have the right to learn about the background of an abusive partner before it’s too late, writes Rita Harling.

# families - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life

Today, with the passing of the Human Trafficking Amendment Bill, we are one step closure to ending slavery in our country, writes Aoife Murphy.

# families - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Wristband campaign aims to help locate lost children at the beach

The phone number of the parents or guardians will be on the wristbands in case the child gets lost on a busy beach.

# families - Friday 21 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 15 savagely honest love messages from children Birthday Brutality

15 savagely honest love messages from children

“You are middle-aged now.”

# families - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws

Support group AdVic has called for a number of reforms, including minimum sentences for homicide.

# families - Saturday 15 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 5 brilliantly Irish Father's Day cards Socks And Slippers

5 brilliantly Irish Father's Day cards

For your auld da.

# families - Monday 10 June, 2013

Child care court reports show drug abuse, violence and mental illness

The reports are published on the Child Law Project website, which was launched earlier this year.

# families - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO

People often think that working with ill children must be upsetting, but it is anything but, says Barretstown’s Dee Ahearn, who writes about how Barretstown helps children and families enjoy life again and why we all need to help ensure that work continues.

# families - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 reasons why your damn siblings can get away with ANYTHING Oh Brother

# families - Friday 10 May, 2013

Column: The Ohio kidnappings bring the issue of ‘missing persons’ into sharp focus

About 4,000 people go missing for a time in Ireland each year – and the emotional impact on their loved ones, who live with ongoing uncertainty and questions, is immense. They must be given proper support, writes, Dermot Browne.

# families - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Debt advice service sees people trying to cope 'breaking down in tears'

New Beginning have organised free, debt advice seminars across Ireland.

# families - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Column: The same-sex marriage debate shows ‘non-traditional’ families aren’t really accepted

As a single parent family, I realise we’ve only been tolerated as opposed to accepted as a proper family unit and because of the absence of the traditional set up we are somehow ‘less than’, writes Carol Redmond, who says same-sex unions are being treated in the same way.

# families - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Column: Can a long distance relationship survive?

Economic migration has forced many families to separate, leaving partners and children sometimes on two sides of the world. Tony Moore explains how you can make your relationship work even when you are so far apart.

# families - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Column: It’s easy for ministers on high salaries to ignore the importance of child benefit

An across-the-board cut to child benefit was not a good move – but ministers on big salaries are removed from the realities of the man on the street, Nessa Toale writes.

# families - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Bloody Sunday families offered €58k compensation

The families of 13 people killed by British paratroopers at a civil rights march in Derry in 1972 are continuing negotiations with the Ministry of Defence.

# families - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Column: Social housing in Ireland has reached ground zero

Despite demand being at an all-time high, funding for social housing has almost disappeared. If we commence building and utilise NAMA properties we can reduce waiting lists and stimulate the construction industry, writes Donal McManus.

# families - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year Home Security This post contains a poll

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year

Survey finds four out of ten Irish householders are “significantly concerned” that they might be robbed – and one in four men sleep with a hurley beneath the bed.

# families - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Column: ‘I try to embrace our family situation at Christmas’

Being a single mother can be messy and difficult, but it doesn’t mean that Christmas can’t still be magical for the kids, writes Nessa Toale.

Judge blocks wedding between woman and her twin sister's killer

The mother of the girls says that her surviving daughter is mentally ill – but the would-be bride insists her betrothed was wrongly convicted.

# families - Friday 21 December, 2012

In pictures: Coming home for Christmas Christmas This post contains images

In pictures: Coming home for Christmas

There were a lot of smiles and happy tears at Dublin Airport today as people were greeted by their families and friends at arrivals.

# families - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Column: 11 tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas

It’s easy for spending to get out of hand at this time of year. Michael Culloty of MABS offers some tips to help rein it in.

From The Daily Edge Would you hand your wedding over to your mother and mother-in-law? Mammy Knows Best

Would you hand your wedding over to your mother and mother-in-law?

New reality show for RTÉ is asking you to do just that.

# families - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Column: Am I worried about the budget? Of course I am.

Whatever tomorrow brings, it’s going to make a big difference to my little girl and I, writes single mother Nessa Toale.

# families - Sunday 2 December, 2012

After more than 15 years, plans for O'Devaney Gardens officially scrapped

O’Devaney Gardens was supposed to be a model for fixing an area plagued with problems – but it all went wrong.

# families - Friday 9 November, 2012

'The Forgotten Dead': Calls for database for unidentified remains

Families who lost their relations at sea would like the database to be created to aid in the search for missing people.

# families - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Households spend more on housing than food for first time ever

Figures from the CSO also revealed people are spending less on tobacco and alcohol and drinking more at home.

# families - Monday 1 October, 2012

Poll: Should child benefit be cut? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should child benefit be cut?

A new report says that if the basic rate of child benefit was cut to €100, it would save €200 million annually.

# families - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Sweden mulls law to stop kids' phones from 'ruining' parents

Case where parents held liable for €6k bill run up by their children has led to plans for new consumer protection legislation.

# families - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights

The number of asylum seekers is dropping, so Direct Provision accommodation centres are being consolidated in Ireland.

# families - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women?

Maeve Binchy’s books would have been different if she’d had children, according to one newspaper. Abigail Rieley asks: Why do we put this pressure on women?

# families - Friday 10 August, 2012

Proposals for Korean family reunions 'rejected'

Families have been separated since the 1950-53 Korean War.

# families - Monday 6 August, 2012

Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest Twice The Fun This post contains images

Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest

Fundraising event is also a place for multiple-birth siblings to meet and bond with similar families.

# families - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Families of Colorado shooting victims plan their goodbyes

Meanwhile, a Maine man has admitted to police that he brought a gun with him to a screening of the new Batman movie.

# families - Thursday 12 July, 2012

'There are no words': McAreavey and Harte families respond to 'not guilty' verdict

Michaela’s families said there are no words which can describe the sense of devastation and desolation they both feel.

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…

The Phoenix Park concert has highlighted the problem of young people and alcohol, writes Fiona Ryan – but the problems caused by parental drinking go largely unremarked.

# families - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Children's beauty pageant on its way to Ireland after securing venue Beauty Pageant This post contains videos

Children's beauty pageant on its way to Ireland after securing venue

Texas-based manager Annette Hill said Irish parents had shown huge interest in the event.

# families - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day

As new Irish book gives handy tips and recipes to help families cut their food bill, we want to hear about YOUR cost-efficient cooking…

# families - Monday 25 June, 2012

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

# families - Saturday 23 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

# families - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Richard Tol: This says more about the ESRI's professionalism than mine

The academic who co-authored the controversial article which was withdrawn by the ESRI said he stands over his findings.