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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Family

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# Housing Crisis
'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.
# strokestown
Siblings at centre of Roscommon eviction case move back into home
A family friend said they had been traumatised by the incident.
# nicola collins
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.
# family first
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
# future plans
'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.
# budget 2019
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.
# Start Mortgages
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.
# Discrimination
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”.
# Competition
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.
# art and life
'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.
# Discrimination
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.
# Stroke
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.
# just the one
Poll: Did you drink alcohol during your pregnancy?
Doctors warned last week that Irish women were getting “mixed messages” about drinking while expecting.
# cuirt literary festival
Galway City to turn into literary hub this April
We take a look at what’s on offer.
# Child and Family Agency
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.
# family poll
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.
# family poll
Poll: Do you know the warning signs of meningitis?
The northeast has seen an apparent outbreak of the illness.
# beast from the east
Poll: Have your kids ever had a 'snow day'?
Schools around the country are anticipating closure this week.
# triptych of the crucifixion
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.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you use milk or water to make porridge?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# story time
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.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you know what the term 'road frontage' means?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Competition
WIN: A one-night getaway with dinner in the five-star surrounds of The K Club
Set on 550 acres of parkland, The K Club offers a truly luxurious escape.
# family poll
Poll: Do you monitor your child's internet use?
Irish internet providers will now need to block certain streaming sites, as per a High Court ruling.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Where is your Christmas tree right now?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Competition
WIN: A great family night at the brand new ODEON Luxe cinema
See a movie in style in reclining leather seats.
# Home
'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off
The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.
# tis the season
Open thread: What message would you like to give your loved ones this Christmas?
If someone – at home or abroad – is on your mind, let them know.
# join in
'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone
This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.
Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced
Self-employed fathers, parents adopting a child and same-sex couples are eligible to apply.
# not even a mouse
Poll: What time did your kids get up on Christmas morning?
The days of sleeping off that mulled wine are but a distant memory.
# not just for christmas
Poll: Would you get your kids a pet for Christmas?
Earlier this month, the DPSCA received rehome requests for 45 animals in one week.
# Blanchardstown
Woman arrested in connection with shooting in which two adults and baby boy were injured
The incident occurred in Mulhuddart yesterday.
# sex education
Poll: When is the right time to explain where babies come from?
A new report has called for better, more inclusive sex education.
# santa baby
24 things nobody tells you about being pregnant at Christmas
#4: You’ll develop a whole new perspective on the birth of Jesus. That crib was woefully lacking in sanitation.