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# Family

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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.
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.
Poll: Where is your Christmas tree right now?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
WIN: A great family night at the brand new ODEON Luxe cinema
See a movie in style in reclining leather seats.
'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.
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.
'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.
Poll: What time did your kids get up on Christmas morning?
The days of sleeping off that mulled wine are but a distant memory.
Poll: Would you get your kids a pet for Christmas?
Earlier this month, the DPSCA received rehome requests for 45 animals in one week.
Woman arrested in connection with shooting in which two adults and baby boy were injured
The incident occurred in Mulhuddart yesterday.
Poll: When is the right time to explain where babies come from?
A new report has called for better, more inclusive sex education.
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.
Poll: Will you be doing any Christmas shopping online this year?
Irish households spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas.
Trevor Deely's family: 'The easiest attitude is to say he's gone... but he deserves more than that'
Trevor Deely went missing 17 years ago after leaving a Christmas party in Dublin.
Family suing gardaí after officers wrongly raided their home
The State offered a full apology to the family in February of this year.
Want to get married in a cattle mart? You could be in muck
Kenmare livestock mart hopes to let you put a ring on it … in their ring.
Poll: Would you announce your pregnancy on social media?
Model Chrissy Teigen shared some special baby news with her 15m Instagram followers this week.
Poll: Do you think free GP care should be extended to kids over six?
Health minister Simon Harris says €60 is too expensive.
I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?
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?
Night feeds, room-sharing – and a menagerie of soft toys in the bed.
Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory for fathers?
Over 27,000 fathers have availed of paternity leave so far.
More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
“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.
Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives'
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.
Poll: Do you think your kids get enough physical activity?
One in ten Irish kids are obese, according to new statistics.
Poll: Do you think Budget 2018 did enough for families?
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
Our pick of Ireland’s best family-friendly events this Saturday and Sunday.
Poll: Are you worried about the Budget's impact on families?
What are you hoping for your family next Wednesday?
18 things that'll only make sense if you're a twin
We don’t have a telepathic connection. Well, maybe we do a little bit.
Poll: Do you feel that you had sufficient maternity or paternity leave?
A case this week shed light on our current entitlements.
Here's what's on this Culture Night for families
We’ve got a round-up for you in advance of the event on Friday 22 September.
Poll: Do you read to your kids at night?
And the impact it might have on your child’s brain.
'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'
Deirdre O’Regan is 51 and in her final year of her degree. She went back to college after 30 years – here’s her story.
This is why I'm against... homework
We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.
Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'
Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.
Homeless Defence Forces family offered council home
The family said they had also received help from members of the public and local businesses.
Poll: Do you worry about the bath products you use on your kids?
Should the baby shampoo come with a warning?
'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?'
School principals say rising costs are putting pressure on parents and on schools.
Brown Thomas opened its Christmas Shop today and here are the photos to prove it
With 130 days to go until Christmas Day, is it time to start the shop?
Caring for Mam: 'Putting myself first is not an option even though I have the most to lose'
I am functioning through a crisis, writes Emma Hayes.