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Family - Friday 16 October, 2020

Employees could be given a legal right to request home working, Tánaiste says
# WFH
# WFH

Employees could be given a legal right to request home working, Tánaiste says

Oct 16th 2020, 2:04 PM 44,088 Views 66 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the idea is being considered as part of a public consultation.

Family - Friday 18 September, 2020

Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned

Sep 18th 2020, 6:36 AM 17,197 Views 7 Comments

At times drumming up the publicity needed to generate funds turned out to be harder than the actual mountain-climbing, writes Dermot Behan.

Family - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'
# Assessing Autism
# Assessing Autism

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'

Aug 25th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,626 Views 17 Comments

‘Starting primary school was always going to be difficult but now I am concerned that it will be deeply traumatic and damaging.’

Family - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'
# Birth Place
# Birth Place

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 26,617 Views 16 Comments

The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.

Family - Monday 17 August, 2020

Northern Ireland GCSE students will now be awarded teachers' grades without standardisation
# State Exams
# State Exams

Northern Ireland GCSE students will now be awarded teachers' grades without standardisation

Aug 17th 2020, 8:15 AM 17,012 Views 7 Comments

This comes after accusations of inequality over the calculated A-level results, which were issued to students last Thursday.

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take
# Education
# Education

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take

Aug 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 41,966 Views 15 Comments

There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.

Family - Saturday 15 August, 2020

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

Aug 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,782 Views 11 Comments

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

Family - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s

Aug 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 46,915 Views 20 Comments

Lifestyle changes can cure some diseases and significantly extend our lives, writes Professor Ciaran O’Boyle.

Family - Monday 27 July, 2020

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus
# Back To School
# Back To School

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus

Jul 27th 2020, 7:05 PM 37,438 Views 44 Comments

The rules will be in place on School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann.

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August
# Back To School
# Back To School

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

Jul 27th 2020, 6:13 PM 74,067 Views 66 Comments

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Family - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo
# Parent Rights
# Parent Rights

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo

Jul 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,379 Views 5 Comments

It has been 15 years since the State was told to legally protect the rights of families using ‘non-traditional’ conception methods.

Family - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children

May 6th 2020, 2:47 PM 12,542 Views 2 Comments

The HSE has acknowledged that the government childcare scheme “does not address the majority of situations”.

Family - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

From art to fitness, here's how to keep your kids entertained online during social distancing
# Online Help
# Online Help

From art to fitness, here's how to keep your kids entertained online during social distancing

Mar 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,428 Views 2 Comments

People are using their skills to help parents through online videos and downloads.

Family - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland

Feb 5th 2020, 7:11 PM 11,984 Views 36 Comments

After a childcare protest marched across Dublin today, here’s a look at what the political parties are promising.

'This is huge': Thousands of childcare protesters march across Dublin city
# Early Years Alliance
# Early Years Alliance

'This is huge': Thousands of childcare protesters march across Dublin city

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 1:09 PM 37,686 Views 45 Comments

The Early Years Alliance said the crisis was caused by the government’s “chronic under-investment” in the industry.

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in
# Religious Education
# Religious Education

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Feb 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 23,239 Views 252 Comments

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

Family - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Two babies delivered with help of Dublin firefighters today
# Baby Boom
# Baby Boom

Two babies delivered with help of Dublin firefighters today

Jan 29th 2020, 10:56 PM 53,445 Views 56 Comments

DFB estimates that it assists in about 30 births a year.

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 13,338 Views 13 Comments

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

Family - Thursday 26 December, 2019

11 Netflix hidden gems to watch this Christmas break
# Christmas Watch
# Christmas Watch

11 Netflix hidden gems to watch this Christmas break

Dec 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 76,225 Views 27 Comments

Tired of aimlessly searching? We’re here to help.

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas movies from the '00s?
# QUIZMAS
# QUIZMAS

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas movies from the '00s?

Dec 26th 2019, 11:00 AM 22,500 Views 8 Comments

Test your festive knowledge.

Family - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Here are some Christmas-themed movies and shows available to watch on streaming services
# Sit Back And Relax
# Sit Back And Relax

Here are some Christmas-themed movies and shows available to watch on streaming services

Dec 25th 2019, 6:00 PM 16,488 Views 8 Comments

This will save you from boredom over the festive season.

Family - Monday 23 December, 2019

Explainer: How does Santa get all the toys made in time for Christmas?
# Christmas Time
# Christmas Time

Explainer: How does Santa get all the toys made in time for Christmas?

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:30 PM 12,659 Views 19 Comments

Just how does he do it? It takes an awful lot of hard work.

No turkey for Christmas dinner? Here's a vegan recipe from the head chef at Cornucopia
# Eat Green
# Eat Green

No turkey for Christmas dinner? Here's a vegan recipe from the head chef at Cornucopia

Dec 23rd 2019, 12:00 PM 14,299 Views 37 Comments

No animal products? No problem. A recipe for celeriac strudels with portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes.

Family - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'Don’t wash the turkey' and other important tips to prevent making your loved ones ill this Christmas
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

'Don’t wash the turkey' and other important tips to prevent making your loved ones ill this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2019, 1:00 PM 32,748 Views 20 Comments

Safefood said for 25% of people, this will be their first time cooking Christmas dinner.

Family - Saturday 14 December, 2019

From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas
# Column
# Column

From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 10,485 Views 11 Comments

There is always a price to cheap food, writes Michael Kelly.

Family - Friday 13 December, 2019

From vaccines to sneezing etiquette: Here’s how to get through the flu season
# Happy Christmas To Flu
# Happy Christmas To Flu

From vaccines to sneezing etiquette: Here’s how to get through the flu season

Dec 13th 2019, 9:10 AM 14,595 Views 11 Comments

Did you know that you can get the flu vaccine in some pharmacies for as little as €20

Family - Monday 9 December, 2019

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned
# Vaping
# Vaping

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned

Dec 9th 2019, 5:41 PM 12,140 Views 54 Comments

Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.

Family - Saturday 7 December, 2019

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home

Dec 7th 2019, 1:00 PM 15,307 Views 12 Comments

A real tree is a much greener option than one made from plastic, writes Michael Kelly.

Family - Thursday 5 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 5th 2019, 8:30 PM 18,132 Views 4 Comments

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

Family - Monday 2 December, 2019

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

Dec 2nd 2019, 4:47 PM 35,197 Views 14 Comments

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

Family - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 17,570 Views 16 Comments

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

Family - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)
# Experiments
# Experiments

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

Nov 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 25,632 Views 6 Comments

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

Family - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing

Nov 13th 2019, 7:58 PM 14,269 Views 1 Comment

In this extract from his book, musician and Ballymaloe-trained chef Mike Hanrahan recalls what life was like on the road – and shows us how to feed a hungry band (or family) with a cassoulet recipe.

Family - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'
# Still Unequal
# Still Unequal

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'

Nov 6th 2019, 8:30 PM 22,913 Views 83 Comments

LGBT couple, Gabriela and Kelly Socol, are fighting for parental rights and equality for their family.

Family - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs
# Luck Of The Draw
# Luck Of The Draw

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:30 AM 15,729 Views 8 Comments

Consultant calling for fairer allocation of HSE budget to give medication to more patients.

Family - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year

Oct 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,483 Views 23 Comments

Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.

Family - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised

Oct 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,094 Views 19 Comments

Department of Health says rollout of €1 million fund announced last year ‘under consideration’.

Family - Monday 14 October, 2019

'Until now people have been expecting these kids to adapt - but why should they adapt?'
# Autism
# Autism

'Until now people have been expecting these kids to adapt - but why should they adapt?'

Oct 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 17,044 Views 4 Comments

Just because a child has autism or has neuro-diverse needs, it doesn’t mean they can’t be encouraged to be artistic, as these experts show.

Family - Monday 7 October, 2019

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

Oct 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 19,655 Views 28 Comments

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality
# Teach Me As Me
# Teach Me As Me

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality

Oct 7th 2019, 1:05 PM 12,177 Views 23 Comments

The Children and Youth Affairs Minister launched the social media campaign and competition today.

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