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# family - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'It's incredible': DNA test confirms identity of Pauline Bewick's biological father
# Art And Life
# Art And Life

'It's incredible': DNA test confirms identity of Pauline Bewick's biological father

May 27th 2018, 9:45 AM 53,965 Views 18 Comments

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.

# family - Friday 11 May, 2018

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

May 11th 2018, 6:05 AM 30,359 Views 0 Comments

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

# family - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Family desperate to bring brother in coma home from Turkey
# Stroke
# Stroke

Family desperate to bring brother in coma home from Turkey

Apr 28th 2018, 8:45 AM 21,804 Views 8 Comments

The family have urged others to make sure they have the best insurance when travelling abroad.

# family - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Poll: Did you drink alcohol during your pregnancy?
# Just The One
# Just The One

Poll: Did you drink alcohol during your pregnancy?

Apr 17th 2018, 6:07 PM 1,949 Views 0 Comments

Doctors warned last week that Irish women were getting “mixed messages” about drinking while expecting.

# family - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Galway City to turn into literary hub this April
# Cuirt Literary Festival
# Cuirt Literary Festival

Galway City to turn into literary hub this April

Apr 1st 2018, 1:00 PM 11,650 Views 9 Comments

We take a look at what’s on offer.

# family - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why

Mar 28th 2018, 11:02 AM 13,514 Views 23 Comments

The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.

# family - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Poll: Will your daughter be getting the HPV vaccine?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Will your daughter be getting the HPV vaccine?

Mar 27th 2018, 5:49 PM 660 Views 2 Comments

The HSE offers the vaccine as an option for girls in first year of secondary school.

# family - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Poll: Do you know the warning signs of meningitis?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Do you know the warning signs of meningitis?

Mar 13th 2018, 5:37 PM 1,580 Views 0 Comments

The northeast has seen an apparent outbreak of the illness.

# family - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Poll: Have your kids ever had a 'snow day'?
# Beast From The East
# Beast From The East

Poll: Have your kids ever had a 'snow day'?

Feb 27th 2018, 5:06 PM 420 Views 0 Comments

Schools around the country are anticipating closure this week.

# family - Saturday 17 February, 2018

France hands back Nazi looted art to Jewish family
# Triptych Of The Crucifixion
# Triptych Of The Crucifixion

France hands back Nazi looted art to Jewish family

Feb 17th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,644 Views 14 Comments

The family fled to Paris from Germany in 1938 and were forced to sell the 16th painting.

# family - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Poll: Do you use milk or water to make porridge?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Do you use milk or water to make porridge?

Feb 6th 2018, 12:45 PM 37,036 Views 53 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# family - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children
# Story Time
# Story Time

These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children

Jan 17th 2018, 8:30 PM 9,304 Views 3 Comments

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?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Do you know what the term 'road frontage' means?

Jan 17th 2018, 12:45 PM 66,290 Views 55 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# family - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

WIN: A one-night getaway with dinner in the five-star surrounds of The K Club
# Competition
# Competition

WIN: A one-night getaway with dinner in the five-star surrounds of The K Club

Jan 16th 2018, 5:22 PM 845 Views 0 Comments

Set on 550 acres of parkland, The K Club offers a truly luxurious escape.

Poll: Do you monitor your child's internet use?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Do you monitor your child's internet use?

Jan 16th 2018, 5:09 PM 436 Views 0 Comments

Irish internet providers will now need to block certain streaming sites, as per a High Court ruling.

# family - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Poll: Where is your Christmas tree right now?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Where is your Christmas tree right now?

Jan 9th 2018, 12:45 PM 22,071 Views 32 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# family - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

WIN: A great family night at the brand new ODEON Luxe cinema
# Competition
# Competition

WIN: A great family night at the brand new ODEON Luxe cinema

Jan 2nd 2018, 5:14 PM 512 Views 0 Comments

See a movie in style in reclining leather seats.

# family - Monday 25 December, 2017

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off
# Home
# Home

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off

Dec 25th 2017, 1:00 PM 16,743 Views 3 Comments

The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.

Open thread: What message would you like to give your loved ones this Christmas?
# Tis The Season
# Tis The Season

Open thread: What message would you like to give your loved ones this Christmas?

Dec 25th 2017, 10:30 AM 5,997 Views 29 Comments

If someone – at home or abroad – is on your mind, let them know.

# family - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone
# Join In
# Join In

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

Dec 24th 2017, 11:00 AM 15,307 Views 27 Comments

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.

# family - Friday 22 December, 2017

Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced
# ENCOURAGING
# ENCOURAGING

Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced

Dec 22nd 2017, 3:25 PM 10,178 Views 26 Comments

Self-employed fathers, parents adopting a child and same-sex couples are eligible to apply.

# family - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Poll: What time did your kids get up on Christmas morning?
# Not Even A Mouse
# Not Even A Mouse

Poll: What time did your kids get up on Christmas morning?

Dec 21st 2017, 5:01 PM 1,213 Views 0 Comments

The days of sleeping off that mulled wine are but a distant memory.

# family - Monday 18 December, 2017

Poll: Would you get your kids a pet for Christmas?
# Not Just For Christmas
# Not Just For Christmas

Poll: Would you get your kids a pet for Christmas?

Dec 18th 2017, 11:13 AM 710 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this month, the DPSCA received rehome requests for 45 animals in one week.

# family - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Woman arrested in connection with shooting in which two adults and baby boy were injured
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Woman arrested in connection with shooting in which two adults and baby boy were injured

Dec 12th 2017, 7:35 PM 37,080 Views 62 Comments

The incident occurred in Mulhuddart yesterday.

Poll: When is the right time to explain where babies come from?
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

Poll: When is the right time to explain where babies come from?

Dec 12th 2017, 5:53 PM 889 Views 1 Comment

A new report has called for better, more inclusive sex education.

24 things nobody tells you about being pregnant at Christmas
# Santa Baby
# Santa Baby

24 things nobody tells you about being pregnant at Christmas

Dec 12th 2017, 5:52 PM 20,289 Views 3 Comments

#4: You’ll develop a whole new perspective on the birth of Jesus. That crib was woefully lacking in sanitation.

# family - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Poll: Will you be doing any Christmas shopping online this year?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Will you be doing any Christmas shopping online this year?

Dec 6th 2017, 5:42 PM 546 Views 1 Comment

Irish households spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas.

# family - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Trevor Deely's family: 'The easiest attitude is to say he's gone... but he deserves more than that'
# Ray D'Arcy Show
# Ray D'Arcy Show

Trevor Deely's family: 'The easiest attitude is to say he's gone... but he deserves more than that'

Dec 3rd 2017, 2:35 PM 27,237 Views 6 Comments

Trevor Deely went missing 17 years ago after leaving a Christmas party in Dublin.

# family - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Family suing gardaí after officers wrongly raided their home
# Wrong House
# Wrong House

Family suing gardaí after officers wrongly raided their home

Nov 23rd 2017, 6:00 AM 26,641 Views 0 Comments

The State offered a full apology to the family in February of this year.

# family - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Want to get married in a cattle mart? You could be in muck
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

Want to get married in a cattle mart? You could be in muck

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 14,860 Views 15 Comments

Kenmare livestock mart hopes to let you put a ring on it … in their ring.

Poll: Would you announce your pregnancy on social media?
# Social Media
# Social Media

Poll: Would you announce your pregnancy on social media?

Nov 22nd 2017, 5:32 PM 639 Views 0 Comments

Model Chrissy Teigen shared some special baby news with her 15m Instagram followers this week.

# family - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Poll: Do you think free GP care should be extended to kids over six?
# Family
# Family

Poll: Do you think free GP care should be extended to kids over six?

Nov 15th 2017, 5:36 PM 555 Views 2 Comments

Health minister Simon Harris says €60 is too expensive.

I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?
# This Town Ain't Big Enough
# This Town Ain't Big Enough

I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?

Nov 15th 2017, 5:35 PM 2,978 Views 1 Comment

Chrissie Russell has a baby on the way and a curious three-year-old. So she asked for some expert advice.

Parents Panel: How did you decide where your baby should sleep?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: How did you decide where your baby should sleep?

Nov 15th 2017, 5:34 PM 3,620 Views 6 Comments

Night feeds, room-sharing – and a menagerie of soft toys in the bed.

# family - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory for fathers?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory for fathers?

Nov 8th 2017, 5:27 PM 479 Views 0 Comments

Over 27,000 fathers have availed of paternity leave so far.

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
# Newborns
# Newborns

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

Nov 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,908 Views 47 Comments

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

# family - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives'
# Column
# Column

Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives'

Nov 5th 2017, 7:30 PM 29,475 Views 110 Comments

I don’t have to worry about the biological clock, and I’ll be thirty-eight when my eldest starts college, writes Susannah O’Brien.

# family - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think your kids get enough physical activity?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Do you think your kids get enough physical activity?

Oct 18th 2017, 4:52 PM 343 Views 0 Comments

One in ten Irish kids are obese, according to new statistics.

# family - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think Budget 2018 did enough for families?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Do you think Budget 2018 did enough for families?

Oct 11th 2017, 5:24 PM 495 Views 0 Comments

From childcare to education, is the Government investing in what’s really needed?

8 events to bring the kids to this weekend, from art workshops to haunted houses
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

8 events to bring the kids to this weekend, from art workshops to haunted houses

Oct 11th 2017, 5:24 PM 1,040 Views 0 Comments

Our pick of Ireland’s best family-friendly events this Saturday and Sunday.