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# Family

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Opinion: 'Love and loss in the time of coronavirus... Together, apart, we wait for the dawn'
Maura McElhone writes about how the imminent birth of her first child makes her reflect on the loss of her grandmother, and in turn on what this current pandemic means for families.
From art to fitness, here's how to keep your kids entertained online during social distancing
People are using their skills to help parents through online videos and downloads.
Gaeilgeor and Connemara man de Buitléar blazes a trail for An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí
The 22-year-old, who is in his third year with Connacht’s academy, features in a new TG4 documentary.
'I thought - am I mad to be taking this on?': Marita Conlon McKenna on her new Famine book for adults
The author of the children’s classic Under the Hawthorn Tree has written a new book for adults about the Famine.
'Does my Granny hold the secret to who stole the Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle?'
Filmmaker Oisín Mistéil set out to answer that question in a new documentary to be aired tomorrow.
Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family
The three men had pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.
British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US'
A three-month-old and two-year-old twins are among those being detained.
Ruddock family 'hugely proud' with Rhys and Ciaran both at World Cup
Rhys is among Ireland’s back row options, while his older brother Ciaran is part of the S&C team.
Hundreds take part in search for missing girl Nóra Quoirin
Nóra’s family believe she was abducted.
Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital
All six babies are healthy.
From an electricity-generating toilet to a whiskey barrel hot tub: Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom
Bloom Festival has 22 show gardens on display and will run until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend.
From Queanbeyan to Barna: Family man Fainga'a shines in Connacht
The openside flanker has become a key player for Andy Friend’s side since joining from the Rebels.
Opinion: 'I wanted to pursue my acting dreams - but having kids was a huge risk. What should I do?'
Actress Sarah Carroll held off on expanding her family because of her job – but writes about how she eventually managed to make it work.
'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation
The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.
Siblings at centre of Roscommon eviction case move back into home
A family friend said they had been traumatised by the incident.
Family of Nicola Collins say she might still be alive had killer been jailed for previous assault
Cathal O’Sullivan was found guilty of her murder earlier this week.
England captain dedicates 100th cap to seriously-ill footballer husband
‘This one’s for my family, my husband, who are there with you when there’s a lot of lows.’
Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed
I can’t and won’t hide the fact that I find being Mum really tough, writes Geraldine Walsh
'You’ve just got to sit down and make a decision. You can’t let it linger'
Joe Schmidt’s Ireland begin their November Tests campaign against Italy in Chicago today.
Opinion: 'Religion is facing a crisis in the West - but here's why it's thriving in Asia'
Barry Dunning lives in Indonesia and has seen how much of a role religion plays in people’s lives in Asia.
'We say 'we need to talk about mental health in Ireland' - while looking the other way when people scream for help'
Marise Gaughan writes about her father’s suicide, and how she copes with mental health issues. On World Suicide Prevention Day, she asks what we can do about suicide in Ireland.
Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019
Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.
PTSB defends timing of letters to homeowners about mortgage sale to vulture fund
The announcement was made about the loans earlier this week – and it has since emerged that the portfolio included performing loans.
Saying goodbye to Dad: 'I grappled with how I could fully express how much he means to me'
In the final week of my stay, my mind turned to how I would leave my father on what would definitely be the most heavy hearted of all our farewells, writes Larry Donnelly.
Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent
The couple said the landlord’s refusal had “a damaging effect for their family, both financially and personally”.
WIN: A hamper of Lily O'Brien's chocolates to thank your little one's teacher
We also won’t tell if you want to keep them for yourself.
Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'
‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.
'It's incredible': DNA test confirms identity of Pauline Bewick's biological father
The artist was given a present of a DNA test which confirmed his identity. She had previously thought her father died when she was a toddler.
Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list
The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.
Family desperate to bring brother in coma home from Turkey
The family have urged others to make sure they have the best insurance when travelling abroad.
Poll: Did you drink alcohol during your pregnancy?
Doctors warned last week that Irish women were getting “mixed messages” about drinking while expecting.
Galway City to turn into literary hub this April
We take a look at what’s on offer.
Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why
The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.
Poll: Will your daughter be getting the HPV vaccine?
The HSE offers the vaccine as an option for girls in first year of secondary school.
Poll: Do you know the warning signs of meningitis?
The northeast has seen an apparent outbreak of the illness.
Poll: Have your kids ever had a 'snow day'?
Schools around the country are anticipating closure this week.
France hands back Nazi looted art to Jewish family
The family fled to Paris from Germany in 1938 and were forced to sell the 16th painting.
Poll: Do you use milk or water to make porridge?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children
The 5 week programme sees parents working with their children to develop their oral language skills.
Poll: Do you know what the term 'road frontage' means?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.