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Family - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Revealed: The makes, models and test centres with the highest (and lowest) NCT pass rates
# National Car Test
# National Car Test

Revealed: The makes, models and test centres with the highest (and lowest) NCT pass rates

Aug 13th 2022, 6:45 AM 67,603 Views 55 Comments

Three of the top four cars are SUVs.

Family - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Parents of Irish teenage Instagram users can now supervise their child's account
# Watchful Eye
# Watchful Eye

Parents of Irish teenage Instagram users can now supervise their child's account

Jun 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 8,904 Views 2 Comments

Parents can now send invitations to their teens to initiate supervision tools.

Family - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter
# Changes
# Changes

Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter

May 4th 2022, 9:39 AM 22,926 Views 17 Comments

The billionaire prospective owner of the platform has suggested a number of changes to the site.

Family - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'

Feb 23rd 2022, 4:42 PM 21,987 Views 14 Comments

Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen has made a number of blistering claims about the social network.

Family - Friday 11 February, 2022

Explainer: Who benefits from the €200 electricity rebate and how do I make sure I do?
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

Explainer: Who benefits from the €200 electricity rebate and how do I make sure I do?

Feb 11th 2022, 12:56 PM 92,979 Views 63 Comments

A quick guide to the new electricity credit scheme.

Family - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Would it work here? The countries finding success in key aspects of childcare
# Childcare Crossroads
# Childcare Crossroads

Would it work here? The countries finding success in key aspects of childcare

Feb 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 8,526 Views 9 Comments

As part of a Noteworthy and The Good Information Project deep-dive into childcare, we look to how other countries are managing the sector.

Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers
# Childcare Crossroads
# Childcare Crossroads

Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers

Feb 3rd 2022, 12:01 AM 15,210 Views 11 Comments
  • Cost of childcare in Ireland is among the highest in the EU and parental leave entitlements among the worst, writes Peter McGuire.
  • This Noteworthy and The Good Information Project deep-dive finds that planned State investment will not deliver a sustainable, universal, model of care.
  • While the ECCE preschool scheme deemed a success, care for under-3s and primary school children is inconsistent.

Family - Monday 19 July, 2021

'Constantly engaged': Callers vent frustration amid 'issues' with Digital Covid Cert call centre
# Ticket To Fly
# Ticket To Fly

'Constantly engaged': Callers vent frustration amid 'issues' with Digital Covid Cert call centre

Jul 19th 2021, 5:15 PM 26,954 Views 34 Comments

Tourism Minister Catherine Martin has said there have been “issues” with the helpline.

Family - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Parents spending almost €1,500 a year sending children to secondary school - survey
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents spending almost €1,500 a year sending children to secondary school - survey

Jul 15th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,892 Views 51 Comments

The average debt parents find themselves in is €336.

Family - Monday 28 June, 2021

People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents
# Bank Of Mum And Dad
# Bank Of Mum And Dad

People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents

Jun 28th 2021, 6:45 AM 66,581 Views 51 Comments

An overwhelming majority do not favour limits on the money people can receive from parents.

Family - Friday 18 June, 2021

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost

Jun 18th 2021, 8:11 AM 15,792 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is in line with other rich countries such as Switzerland and New Zealand in the cost to care for two children.

Family - Monday 31 May, 2021

China is now allowing couples to have three children - state media

China is now allowing couples to have three children - state media

May 31st 2021, 9:24 AM 21,381 Views 36 Comments

The change is being made due to concerns over an ageing workforce and economic stagnation.

Family - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'First green shoots of spring': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

'First green shoots of spring': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 10:25 PM 55,866 Views 34 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

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 44,324 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 17,350 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 20,028 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 27,627 Views 17 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 17,076 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 48,058 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 21,972 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 47,581 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 37,718 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 74,220 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 24,855 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 12,678 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 15,826 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 12,271 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 38,239 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 26,757 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 53,624 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 13,655 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 76,343 Views 28 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 22,690 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 16,547 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 13,571 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 14,469 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 32,891 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 10,663 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 14,668 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 12,803 Views 54 Comments

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

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