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# family - Friday 12 May, 2017

Reprieve for Drumcondra families as date for closure of crèche pushed back
# Dublin
# Dublin

Reprieve for Drumcondra families as date for closure of crèche pushed back

May 12th 2017, 9:41 PM 15,829 Views 10 Comments

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
# Day In The Park
# Day In The Park

From mayflies to loop-the-loops: Here's seven things to do around Ireland

May 12th 2017, 8:30 PM 8,207 Views 7 Comments

Stuck for ideas this sunny weekend? Check out our event guide.

# family - Thursday 11 May, 2017

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome

May 11th 2017, 6:04 AM 40,932 Views 16 Comments

The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.

# family - Monday 24 April, 2017

Trial begins of South African man accused of murdering family
# Cape Town
# Cape Town

Trial begins of South African man accused of murdering family

Apr 24th 2017, 9:42 PM 27,313 Views 0 Comments

Henri van Breda has blamed the murders on a masked intruder.

# family - Friday 21 April, 2017

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child
# Progress
# Progress

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child

Apr 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 16,290 Views 0 Comments

The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.

# family - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

Apr 19th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,853 Views 0 Comments

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

# family - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care
# Court
# Court

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

Apr 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,994 Views 0 Comments

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

# family - Sunday 16 April, 2017

County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September

Apr 16th 2017, 10:00 AM 17,214 Views 54 Comments

Dublin had the highest number of recipients, while Leitrim had the lowest.

# family - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'He was in hospital on Monday - by Friday, he was dead'
# Life And Death On Stage
# Life And Death On Stage

'He was in hospital on Monday - by Friday, he was dead'

Apr 8th 2017, 9:30 PM 41,510 Views 2 Comments

A son and mother have made a unique play where they discuss the death of the man closest to them.

# family - Thursday 6 April, 2017

One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics
# Census 2016
# Census 2016

One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics

Apr 6th 2017, 11:18 AM 54,439 Views 195 Comments

Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.

Over €40k raised in one day for Kerryman in battle with Bank of Ireland to keep family home
# Kindness Of Strangers
# Kindness Of Strangers

Over €40k raised in one day for Kerryman in battle with Bank of Ireland to keep family home

Apr 6th 2017, 10:45 AM 98,100 Views 95 Comments

More than 1,000 people have already donated to the fund, which will be used to help pay off his arrears.

# family - Sunday 26 March, 2017

'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths'
# Seeing Yourself On Screen
# Seeing Yourself On Screen

'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths'

Mar 26th 2017, 7:45 AM 15,145 Views 12 Comments

Representations of people with autism can be full of stereotypes.

# family - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Dara Fitzpatrick's family pay tribute to her, saying 'We'll raise Fionn as she wanted'
# Coastguard Pilot
# Coastguard Pilot

Dara Fitzpatrick's family pay tribute to her, saying 'We'll raise Fionn as she wanted'

Mar 15th 2017, 10:50 PM 63,008 Views 29 Comments

“She loved her job because she loved helping people. That sounds trite but it was true.”

# family - Friday 10 March, 2017

Roy Webster 'broke down and told gardaí he beat woman to death with a hammer', court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Roy Webster 'broke down and told gardaí he beat woman to death with a hammer', court hears

Mar 10th 2017, 6:12 PM 15,724 Views 0 Comments

Roy Webster has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Anne Shortall.

Was a feud over WW2 gold behind the gruesome slaying of a French family of four?
# Greed
# Greed

Was a feud over WW2 gold behind the gruesome slaying of a French family of four?

Mar 10th 2017, 10:53 AM 18,627 Views 0 Comments

Investigators are unconvinced by the killer’s claims.

# family - Monday 6 March, 2017

Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'
# Nantes
# Nantes

Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'

Mar 6th 2017, 12:34 PM 33,124 Views 8 Comments

The case is thought to centre on a dispute over an inheritance.

# family - Friday 3 March, 2017

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced
# Newborns
# Newborns

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 14,883 Views 16 Comments

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

# family - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Car discovery the latest twist in case of French family who disappeared two weeks ago
# Mystery
# Mystery

Car discovery the latest twist in case of French family who disappeared two weeks ago

Mar 2nd 2017, 2:04 PM 30,085 Views 0 Comments

The national insurance card of one of the family members was found 280km away from where the car was found.

# family - Sunday 26 February, 2017

'He was just enjoying his glass of beer': Family's distress after Indian men shot in 'hate crime'
# Kansas
# Kansas

'He was just enjoying his glass of beer': Family's distress after Indian men shot in 'hate crime'

Feb 26th 2017, 5:09 PM 18,278 Views 39 Comments

India has demanded the “strongest action” from the US government over the incident.

# family - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'This is a nightmare': Family face being kicked out of rented home after council 'admin error'
# Admin Error
# Admin Error

'This is a nightmare': Family face being kicked out of rented home after council 'admin error'

Feb 19th 2017, 7:45 AM 59,124 Views 89 Comments

Paul Browne said he is desperately trying to keep a roof over his family’s heads.

# family - Monday 13 February, 2017

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending
# Family Supports
# Family Supports

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Feb 13th 2017, 2:40 PM 9,470 Views 12 Comments

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

# family - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates
# Going Viral
# Going Viral

'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates

Feb 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,499 Views 61 Comments

A Trinity professor says such fear mongering presents a risk to the wider public.

# family - Thursday 26 January, 2017

''We're broken, devastated': 10 years on and still no clues in Tyrone's man disappearance
# Without A Trace
# Without A Trace

''We're broken, devastated': 10 years on and still no clues in Tyrone's man disappearance

Jan 26th 2017, 6:20 AM 16,700 Views 2 Comments

Gerard Conway was 32 when he went missing from the Cookstown area.

# family - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'Presumed dead': The plane that vanished into thin air with 239 people on board
# MH370
# MH370

'Presumed dead': The plane that vanished into thin air with 239 people on board

Jan 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 34,726 Views 28 Comments

The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight was called off earlier this week.

# family - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'We're flabbergasted': Wonder drug approved for 22-month-old baby with rare condition
# Sma1
# Sma1

'We're flabbergasted': Wonder drug approved for 22-month-old baby with rare condition

Jan 19th 2017, 9:55 PM 35,529 Views 15 Comments

Last night, the HSE approved a programme that could save the lives of two baby girls.

# family - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today

Jan 5th 2017, 4:54 PM 25,819 Views 61 Comments

Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.

# family - Monday 2 January, 2017

A Cavan hairdresser raised €2000 after a family lost their wallet on New Year's Eve
# Team Effort
# Team Effort

A Cavan hairdresser raised €2000 after a family lost their wallet on New Year's Eve

Jan 2nd 2017, 9:54 PM 21,984 Views 26 Comments

And the whole town pitched in.

A Cavan hairdresser raised €2000 after a family lost their wallet on New Year's Eve
# Team Effort
From The Daily Edge
# Team Effort

A Cavan hairdresser raised €2000 after a family lost their wallet on New Year's Eve

Jan 2nd 2017, 2:52 PM 8,634 Views 3 Comments

And the whole town pitched in.

# family - Friday 30 December, 2016

Trump looks set to to appoint the son of a Kennedy adviser as ambassador to Ireland
# Brian Burns
# Brian Burns

Trump looks set to to appoint the son of a Kennedy adviser as ambassador to Ireland

Dec 30th 2016, 8:08 PM 13,457 Views 19 Comments

The US president-elect told a New York Times reporter he intends to nominate Brian Burns.

# family - Saturday 24 December, 2016

In need of a good party game? These smartphone apps will help liven things up
# Party Time
# Party Time

In need of a good party game? These smartphone apps will help liven things up

Dec 24th 2016, 8:15 PM 243,673 Views 5 Comments

Who would have thought your smartphone could be useful for party games.

What message would you like to give your family this Christmas?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

What message would you like to give your family this Christmas?

Dec 24th 2016, 7:30 PM 9,343 Views 48 Comments

If someone is on your mind, let them know.

# family - Friday 23 December, 2016

Safety review of Donegal piers to begin after tragic death of family
# Buncrana Tragedy
# Buncrana Tragedy

Safety review of Donegal piers to begin after tragic death of family

Dec 23rd 2016, 2:56 PM 8,850 Views 3 Comments

Donegal County Council is to carry out the review.

# family - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled'

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 150,057 Views 134 Comments

Michelle Ross speaks openly about what she and her family have gone through since her brother died by suicide last year.

# family - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'

Dec 21st 2016, 11:00 PM 13,721 Views 20 Comments

Lieutenant Thomas Quigley will be serving with the Defence Forces over Christmas.

# family - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Family of man who died of fright angry with sentences for Traveller gang who ransacked his home
# Limerick
# Limerick

Family of man who died of fright angry with sentences for Traveller gang who ransacked his home

Dec 15th 2016, 2:49 PM 24,406 Views 114 Comments

The O’Donoghue family say they hope the State will appeal the men’s jail terms on leniency grounds.

# family - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

New laws could curb disputes over wills in Ireland
# Compulsory
# Compulsory

New laws could curb disputes over wills in Ireland

Dec 14th 2016, 10:45 AM 18,024 Views 51 Comments

The Registration of Wills Bill 2016 will introduce compulsory registration of wills in the country.

# family - Monday 12 December, 2016

Family of missing Sandra Collins hope inquest will shed light onto her disappearance
# Missing
# Missing

Family of missing Sandra Collins hope inquest will shed light onto her disappearance

Dec 12th 2016, 6:05 AM 11,797 Views 1 Comment

After a “horrific” 2016, the family hope 2017 will bring news for them.

# family - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

"For people in pain like me, medicinal cannabis could be a matter of life and death"
# Opinion
# Opinion

"For people in pain like me, medicinal cannabis could be a matter of life and death"

Dec 7th 2016, 8:00 PM 496 Views 20 Comments

An anonymous person writes about the stress of chronic pain – and how they hope that medicinal cannabis could help.

# family - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Young boy who survived six-storey fall from hotel balcony turns on Limerick Christmas lights
# Limerick
# Limerick

Young boy who survived six-storey fall from hotel balcony turns on Limerick Christmas lights

Nov 20th 2016, 8:18 PM 18,593 Views 11 Comments

“I’m not sure we can possibly have a better Christmas than this,” the Shanahan family have said.

# family - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Man who raped woman and left her injured in laneway is jailed for 13 years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who raped woman and left her injured in laneway is jailed for 13 years

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:05 AM 28,851 Views 33 Comments

The woman was found “in a shocking condition”, the judge said.