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# family - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Poll: Do you read to your kids at night?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Do you read to your kids at night?

Sep 20th 2017, 5:50 PM 1,226 Views 0 Comments

And the impact it might have on your child’s brain.

# family - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'

Sep 19th 2017, 7:00 PM 11,384 Views 27 Comments

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.

# family - Monday 18 September, 2017

This is why I'm against... homework
# Parenting
# Parenting

This is why I'm against... homework

Sep 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 38,885 Views 76 Comments

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.

# family - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Sep 14th 2017, 3:59 PM 32,563 Views 51 Comments

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.

# family - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Homeless Defence Forces family offered council home
# Kildare
# Kildare

Homeless Defence Forces family offered council home

Sep 5th 2017, 10:40 AM 17,634 Views 37 Comments

The family said they had also received help from members of the public and local businesses.

# family - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Poll: Do you worry about the bath products you use on your kids?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Do you worry about the bath products you use on your kids?

Aug 23rd 2017, 4:30 PM 441 Views 0 Comments

Should the baby shampoo come with a warning?

# family - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?'
# School Costs
# School Costs

'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?'

Aug 19th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,670 Views 41 Comments

School principals say rising costs are putting pressure on parents and on schools.

# family - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Brown Thomas opened its Christmas Shop today and here are the photos to prove it
# For Real
# For Real

Brown Thomas opened its Christmas Shop today and here are the photos to prove it

Aug 17th 2017, 2:05 PM 46,783 Views 79 Comments

With 130 days to go until Christmas Day, is it time to start the shop?

# family - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Caring for Mam: 'Putting myself first is not an option even though I have the most to lose'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Caring for Mam: 'Putting myself first is not an option even though I have the most to lose'

Aug 13th 2017, 8:30 PM 14,814 Views 41 Comments

I am functioning through a crisis, writes Emma Hayes.

# family - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

8 family events to check out this weekend - from comic books to puppet picnics
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

8 family events to check out this weekend - from comic books to puppet picnics

Aug 9th 2017, 4:26 PM 1,119 Views 0 Comments

Savour the final few weeks of the holidays.

Parents Panel: How do you limit screen time for your little ones?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: How do you limit screen time for your little ones?

Aug 9th 2017, 4:26 PM 3,260 Views 3 Comments

From pulling the plug on Wi-Fi to banning the Xbox on weekdays.

5 never-ending arguments every couple with kids has had
# He Said She Said
# He Said She Said

5 never-ending arguments every couple with kids has had

Aug 9th 2017, 4:26 PM 9,606 Views 3 Comments

There’s no winner in the endless ‘who is more tired’ row, laments Ciara McDonnell.

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year
# AA
# AA

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year

Aug 9th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,234 Views 58 Comments

That’s according to an annual survey by the AA which recorded a drop in motor insurance premiums.

# family - Friday 4 August, 2017

From busking to vintage fairs: Here's what's happening this bank holiday weekend
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

From busking to vintage fairs: Here's what's happening this bank holiday weekend

Aug 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 17,129 Views 21 Comments

Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.

# family - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created
# Parenting
# Parenting

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created

Aug 1st 2017, 4:35 PM 21,987 Views 55 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.

# family - Thursday 27 July, 2017

The CSO has published an interactive map of where you will find the most single people
# Good To Know
# Good To Know

The CSO has published an interactive map of where you will find the most single people

Jul 27th 2017, 12:00 PM 40,746 Views 37 Comments

The CSO has published the map alongside its latest Census figures.

# family - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe

Jul 25th 2017, 11:00 PM 36,430 Views 54 Comments

A number of people were photographed sitting in inflatable flamingos and unicorns in the river this afternoon.

Alton Towers says rollercoaster did what it was supposed to after passengers evacuated 180 feet above the ground
# Oblivion
# Oblivion

Alton Towers says rollercoaster did what it was supposed to after passengers evacuated 180 feet above the ground

Jul 25th 2017, 7:03 PM 27,392 Views 17 Comments

A rollercoaster train was 180 feet in the air when it shut off.

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it
# Fresh Coat
# Fresh Coat

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it

Jul 25th 2017, 6:05 PM 8,292 Views 14 Comments

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

# family - Monday 24 July, 2017

Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target

Jul 24th 2017, 4:16 PM 19,701 Views 13 Comments

A fundraiser has been set up to help Irish journalist Orla Tinsley raise money for a lung transplant aftercare.

# family - Friday 21 July, 2017

Maiden voyage of new Louth-Down ferry service cancelled due to 'severe weather'
# Ferry Bad News
# Ferry Bad News

Maiden voyage of new Louth-Down ferry service cancelled due to 'severe weather'

Jul 21st 2017, 12:23 PM 25,179 Views 31 Comments

The ferry, which will cross over Carlingford Lough, has rescheduled its maiden voyage for tomorrow.

'I've done a bad thing': 5-year-old girl fined £150 for selling lemonade outside her London home
# Bitter Taste
# Bitter Taste

'I've done a bad thing': 5-year-old girl fined £150 for selling lemonade outside her London home

Jul 21st 2017, 12:13 PM 118,953 Views 124 Comments

Council officials filmed themselves reading the five-year-old a legal statement.

Dublin couple with three children both diagnosed with terminal cancer
# Karen And Ed Stewart
# Karen And Ed Stewart

Dublin couple with three children both diagnosed with terminal cancer

Jul 21st 2017, 8:45 AM 85,492 Views 54 Comments

The couple has three children under the age of 10.

'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too'

Jul 21st 2017, 6:35 AM 4,127 Views 35 Comments

We need to plan for the next 10 to 20 years to make sure we get it right, writes John O’Connor.

# family - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Someone to look up to and to talk to': This programme gives children in need an older sibling
# Big Brother/sister
# Big Brother/sister

'Someone to look up to and to talk to': This programme gives children in need an older sibling

Jul 16th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,596 Views 5 Comments

Big Brother Big Sister, run by the charity Foróige, matches up children with older volunteers to mentor and support them.

# family - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years?
# BRIDE AND DOOM
# BRIDE AND DOOM

Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years?

Jul 12th 2017, 9:11 PM 28,887 Views 58 Comments

Currently, couples must wait four years before proceedings can begin.

Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying
# Study
# Study

Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying

Jul 12th 2017, 6:09 AM 6,066 Views 3 Comments

Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.

# family - Monday 10 July, 2017

Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months
# Easing The Burden
# Easing The Burden

Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months

Jul 10th 2017, 5:29 PM 14,314 Views 77 Comments

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone also announced expanded free childcare for refugees today.

# family - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Tesco is scoping out one-hour deliveries for Irish customers
# 60 Minutes
# 60 Minutes

Tesco is scoping out one-hour deliveries for Irish customers

Jul 9th 2017, 8:15 AM 16,782 Views 12 Comments

The supermarket chain has rolled out the service in central London.

Poll: Are you watching Wimbledon this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you watching Wimbledon this year?

Jul 9th 2017, 8:00 AM 18,818 Views 30 Comments

Anyone for tennis?

# family - Saturday 8 July, 2017

The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'
# Rain Or Shine
# Rain Or Shine

The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'

Jul 8th 2017, 8:30 PM 24,341 Views 5 Comments

We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.

# family - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Maintenance defaulters: 'We have no legal remedies for parents who refuse to pay'
# Child Maintenance
# Child Maintenance

Maintenance defaulters: 'We have no legal remedies for parents who refuse to pay'

Jul 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 18,748 Views 95 Comments

If we are serious about tackling child poverty in Ireland, let’s start the debate around an enforced child maintenance system, writes Louise Bayliss.

# family - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Explainer: Pay-by-weight bin charges are coming but what exactly does that mean for you?
# Pay By Weight
# Pay By Weight

Explainer: Pay-by-weight bin charges are coming but what exactly does that mean for you?

Jul 5th 2017, 6:56 PM 17,573 Views 84 Comments

Will it spark water charges-style protests?

Lidl gets green light for Castleknock development following local criticism
# It's Happening
# It's Happening

Lidl gets green light for Castleknock development following local criticism

Jul 5th 2017, 1:22 PM 20,638 Views 73 Comments

The development will cost an estimated €15 million.

# family - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach
# Hero
# Hero

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach

Jul 4th 2017, 10:08 PM 49,678 Views 19 Comments

Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.

# family - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle
# Flu Patch
# Flu Patch

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

Jun 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 8,125 Views 23 Comments

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

# family - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Jun 18th 2017, 8:51 AM 31,132 Views 145 Comments

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

# family - Friday 16 June, 2017

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks
# Finding A Solution
# Finding A Solution

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

Jun 16th 2017, 6:00 PM 12,029 Views 0 Comments

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

# family - Saturday 10 June, 2017

A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades
# Health Risk
# Health Risk

A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades

Jun 10th 2017, 8:30 AM 15,806 Views 13 Comments

A study shows that adults whose parents separated during childhood are at an increased risk for poorer health.

# family - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom
# Bloom 2017
# Bloom 2017

Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom

May 31st 2017, 7:30 PM 20,141 Views 1 Comment

Flowers, vegetables and windmills… Here’s our top picks from this year’s festival.