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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Family

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'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care
The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.
County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September
Dublin had the highest number of recipients, while Leitrim had the lowest.
'He was in hospital on Monday - by Friday, he was dead'
A son and mother have made a unique play where they discuss the death of the man closest to them.
One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics
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
More than 1,000 people have already donated to the fund, which will be used to help pay off his arrears.
'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths'
Representations of people with autism can be full of stereotypes.
Dara Fitzpatrick's family pay tribute to her, saying 'We'll raise Fionn as she wanted'
“She loved her job because she loved helping people. That sounds trite but it was true.”
Roy Webster 'broke down and told gardaí he beat woman to death with a hammer', court hears
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?
Investigators are unconvinced by the killer’s claims.
Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'
The case is thought to centre on a dispute over an inheritance.
7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced
The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.
Car discovery the latest twist in case of French family who disappeared two weeks ago
The national insurance card of one of the family members was found 280km away from where the car was found.
'He was just enjoying his glass of beer': Family's distress after Indian men shot in 'hate crime'
India has demanded the “strongest action” from the US government over the incident.
Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending
Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.
'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates
A Trinity professor says such fear mongering presents a risk to the wider public.
''We're broken, devastated': 10 years on and still no clues in Tyrone's man disappearance
Gerard Conway was 32 when he went missing from the Cookstown area.
'Presumed dead': The plane that vanished into thin air with 239 people on board
The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight was called off earlier this week.
'We're flabbergasted': Wonder drug approved for 22-month-old baby with rare condition
Last night, the HSE approved a programme that could save the lives of two baby girls.
Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today
Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.
A Cavan hairdresser raised €2000 after a family lost their wallet on New Year's Eve
And the whole town pitched in.
A Cavan hairdresser raised €2000 after a family lost their wallet on New Year's Eve
And the whole town pitched in.
Trump looks set to to appoint the son of a Kennedy adviser as ambassador to Ireland
The US president-elect told a New York Times reporter he intends to nominate Brian Burns.
In need of a good party game? These smartphone apps will help liven things up
Who would have thought your smartphone could be useful for party games.
What message would you like to give your family this Christmas?
If someone is on your mind, let them know.
Safety review of Donegal piers to begin after tragic death of family
Donegal County Council is to carry out the review.
'When I was told my brother had died by suicide, I crumbled to the floor and howled'
Michelle Ross speaks openly about what she and her family have gone through since her brother died by suicide last year.
Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'
Lieutenant Thomas Quigley will be serving with the Defence Forces over Christmas.
Family of man who died of fright angry with sentences for Traveller gang who ransacked his home
The O’Donoghue family say they hope the State will appeal the men’s jail terms on leniency grounds.
New laws could curb disputes over wills in Ireland
The Registration of Wills Bill 2016 will introduce compulsory registration of wills in the country.
Family of missing Sandra Collins hope inquest will shed light onto her disappearance
After a “horrific” 2016, the family hope 2017 will bring news for them.
"For people in pain like me, medicinal cannabis could be a matter of life and death"
An anonymous person writes about the stress of chronic pain – and how they hope that medicinal cannabis could help.
Young boy who survived six-storey fall from hotel balcony turns on Limerick Christmas lights
“I’m not sure we can possibly have a better Christmas than this,” the Shanahan family have said.
Man who raped woman and left her injured in laneway is jailed for 13 years
The woman was found “in a shocking condition”, the judge said.
Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI
The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.
'I know he meant the world to them, he meant the world to me' - Stander
Dan and Tony Foley joined the Munster players on the pitch after the win over Glasgow.
Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them
Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.
Raising All Blacks: Superstar Barrett's farm life and a stint in Meath
Dairy farmer Kevin Barrett brought up five rugby-mad sons on the coast in Taranaki.
DNA is helping Irish people find their ancestors from centuries ago
We spoke to one Irish man who’s made genealogy his passion.
Families "devastated" after two Cork men die in car crash in Canada
Raymond McCann and Cathal Murphy died on Saturday morning after a car they were travelling in crashed.
This weekend, expect to see a lot more of these dangerous sea creatures along Irish coasts
“Surfers, kite surfers, swimmers, kayakers, divers and walkers need to keep a vigilant eye.”