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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Family

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8 family events to check out this weekend - from comic books to puppet picnics
Savour the final few weeks of the holidays.
Parents Panel: How do you limit screen time for your little ones?
From pulling the plug on Wi-Fi to banning the Xbox on weekdays.
5 never-ending arguments every couple with kids has had
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
That’s according to an annual survey by the AA which recorded a drop in motor insurance premiums.
From busking to vintage fairs: Here's what's happening this bank holiday weekend
Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.
Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.
The CSO has published an interactive map of where you will find the most single people
The CSO has published the map alongside its latest Census figures.
Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe
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
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
Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.
Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target
A fundraiser has been set up to help Irish journalist Orla Tinsley raise money for a lung transplant aftercare.
Maiden voyage of new Louth-Down ferry service cancelled due to 'severe weather'
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
Council officials filmed themselves reading the five-year-old a legal statement.
Dublin couple with three children both diagnosed with terminal cancer
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'
We need to plan for the next 10 to 20 years to make sure we get it right, writes John O’Connor.
'Someone to look up to and to talk to': This programme gives children in need an older sibling
Big Brother Big Sister, run by the charity Foróige, matches up children with older volunteers to mentor and support them.
Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years?
Currently, couples must wait four years before proceedings can begin.
Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying
Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.
Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months
Minister for Children Katherine Zappone also announced expanded free childcare for refugees today.
Tesco is scoping out one-hour deliveries for Irish customers
The supermarket chain has rolled out the service in central London.
Poll: Are you watching Wimbledon this year?
Anyone for tennis?
The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'
We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.
Maintenance defaulters: 'We have no legal remedies for parents who refuse to pay'
If we are serious about tackling child poverty in Ireland, let’s start the debate around an enforced child maintenance system, writes Louise Bayliss.
Explainer: Pay-by-weight bin charges are coming but what exactly does that mean for you?
Will it spark water charges-style protests?
Lidl gets green light for Castleknock development following local criticism
The development will cost an estimated €15 million.
'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach
Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.
A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle
First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.
Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?
Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.
"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks
The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.
A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades
A study shows that adults whose parents separated during childhood are at an increased risk for poorer health.
Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom
Flowers, vegetables and windmills… Here’s our top picks from this year’s festival.
'I saw her car, my heart dropped. I knew' : Father describes arriving at daughter's murder scene
Sonia Blount was murdered by her ex-boyfriend Eric Locke who used a fake Facebook profile to lure the 31-year-old to a city hotel.
The Boston fireman running the Cork City Marathon, pushing his miracle daughter in a stroller
Abby MacCurtain was diagnosed with Leigh’s Disease and given two years to live.
'We just want closure': Family of Irish baby burned in Qatar house fire
Elizabeth Soffe was badly burned in the fire.
Reprieve for Drumcondra families as date for closure of crèche pushed back
Last night, the parents had three weeks to arrange alternative childcare. Tonight, they were told they’d have three months.
From mayflies to loop-the-loops: Here's seven things to do around Ireland
Stuck for ideas this sunny weekend? Check out our event guide.
HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome
The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.
Trial begins of South African man accused of murdering family
Henri van Breda has blamed the murders on a masked intruder.
'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child
The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.
'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care
“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”