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# family - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Bob Geldof says proposing to his girlfriend after the death of his daughter Peaches 'let some light in'
# Marriage
# Marriage

Bob Geldof says proposing to his girlfriend after the death of his daughter Peaches 'let some light in'

Oct 14th 2015, 8:15 PM 25,678 Views 35 Comments

“I thought I can’t ask her to marry me now, it’s wildly inappropriate, I’ll wait. But then I thought no, you need to.”

# family - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Temporary home for Carrickmines survivors "blockaded" by local residents
# Protest
# Protest

Temporary home for Carrickmines survivors "blockaded" by local residents

Oct 13th 2015, 10:10 PM 60,245 Views 173 Comments

The temporary site for the survivors has drawn protesters to the scene.

# family - Sunday 13 September, 2015

This man has been missing since August - have you seen him?
# Appeal
# Appeal

This man has been missing since August - have you seen him?

Sep 13th 2015, 12:25 PM 34,292 Views 15 Comments

Joseph McCauley was last seen on Sunday 30 August wearing a navy Berghaus fleece, blue jeans and grey Nike trainers.

# family - Friday 11 September, 2015

Inquest into death of shooting victim put on hold as family seek garda file
# Liam Murray
# Liam Murray

Inquest into death of shooting victim put on hold as family seek garda file

Sep 11th 2015, 5:52 PM 12,424 Views 0 Comments

The family had previously been refused access to the Garda investigation file.

# family - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

An Irish dad perfectly captured what it is to be a father... with a surprise ending
# Fatherhood
From The Daily Edge
# Fatherhood

An Irish dad perfectly captured what it is to be a father... with a surprise ending

Sep 9th 2015, 8:57 AM 8,504 Views 4 Comments

Meet Patrick and Benji.

# family - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Meet the Kildare woman whose son's special needs inspired her to start changing children's lives
# Sensational Kids
# Sensational Kids

Meet the Kildare woman whose son's special needs inspired her to start changing children's lives

Sep 3rd 2015, 6:15 AM 16,004 Views 7 Comments

Karen Leigh set up the charity six years ago, to help fill gaps that left children stuck on HSE waiting lists.

# family - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Irish family face $2million in medical bills after daughter diagnosed with tumour
# Leah Carmody
# Leah Carmody

Irish family face $2million in medical bills after daughter diagnosed with tumour

Sep 2nd 2015, 6:15 AM 19,376 Views 19 Comments

Fundraising is ongoing in the US and Ireland to help the family.

# family - Sunday 30 August, 2015

'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?'

Aug 30th 2015, 8:00 AM 447 Views 49 Comments

Claire Micks writes about her memories of her first days of school and how she now feels about her daughter starting ‘Big School’.

# family - Friday 28 August, 2015

'I miss you every minute': Stepmother to Jason Corbett's children shares memories online
# CUSTODY BATTLE
# CUSTODY BATTLE

'I miss you every minute': Stepmother to Jason Corbett's children shares memories online

Aug 28th 2015, 8:13 AM 32,286 Views 56 Comments

Molly Martens and her father have been described as ‘persons of interest’ by the police.

# family - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'I've got family at last': Brothers born in mother and baby homes reunited after nearly 80 years
# Together At Last
# Together At Last

'I've got family at last': Brothers born in mother and baby homes reunited after nearly 80 years

Aug 27th 2015, 7:05 PM 20,512 Views 29 Comments

Their mother ended up in a Magdelene home where she remained until her death at the age of 82.

Killed reporter's last message to her boyfriend: 'Good night sweet boy'
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Killed reporter's last message to her boyfriend: 'Good night sweet boy'

Aug 27th 2015, 6:30 PM 28,448 Views 64 Comments

The shooter’s family have said their thoughts and prayers were with the victims’ families.

'I fear the lack of confidence I possessed as a girl will hold back my little girl in our masculine culture'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I fear the lack of confidence I possessed as a girl will hold back my little girl in our masculine culture'

Aug 27th 2015, 8:00 AM 549 Views 397 Comments

Mother Ethna Quirke describes her worries for her daughter’s future.

# family - Saturday 22 August, 2015

The Wolfpack: The most fascinating documentary you'll watch all year
# Angulo Brothers
# Angulo Brothers

The Wolfpack: The most fascinating documentary you'll watch all year

Aug 22nd 2015, 9:30 PM 50,037 Views 9 Comments

The brothers were virtually trapped in their home for most of their lives.

Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers
# Thanks Mam
# Thanks Mam

Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers

Aug 22nd 2015, 7:00 PM 39,264 Views 16 Comments

And it can be used to make children healthier.

# family - Thursday 20 August, 2015

A student robbed a sign from college and returned it 11 years later with this note
# I Saw The Sign
# I Saw The Sign

A student robbed a sign from college and returned it 11 years later with this note

Aug 20th 2015, 8:00 PM 36,696 Views 23 Comments

The long prank.

# family - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Dog saves family from house fire
# Good Boy
# Good Boy

Dog saves family from house fire

Aug 18th 2015, 5:25 PM 18,243 Views 19 Comments

Four people in Belfast were rescued thanks to their barking pet.

# family - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Family with three children forced to sleep in Dublin park following eviction
# Awful
# Awful

Family with three children forced to sleep in Dublin park following eviction

Aug 11th 2015, 12:50 PM 30,400 Views 226 Comments

The Romanian family were issued sleeping bags after being told there was no accommodation available.

'The only time I will feel any better is when I have a coffin and a burial'
# Missing
# Missing

'The only time I will feel any better is when I have a coffin and a burial'

Aug 11th 2015, 6:00 AM 22,004 Views 5 Comments

Sandra Collins has been missing for 15 years.

# family - Thursday 6 August, 2015

'I don't believe this latest information about the plane, they have been lying to us'
# MH370
# MH370

'I don't believe this latest information about the plane, they have been lying to us'

Aug 6th 2015, 11:00 PM 26,939 Views 27 Comments

Relatives have been waiting over a year for news.

# family - Monday 3 August, 2015

Girl (5) saved her family after their car plummeted off a road
# Calgary
# Calgary

Girl (5) saved her family after their car plummeted off a road

Aug 3rd 2015, 3:17 PM 27,605 Views 7 Comments

They have been inundated with help after the incident.

# family - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Palestinian toddler burned to death in 'settler' arson attack
# Israel
# Israel

Palestinian toddler burned to death in 'settler' arson attack

Aug 1st 2015, 11:19 AM 13,918 Views 106 Comments

The attack happened yesterday and also critically wounded the toddler’s parents and brother.

# family - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

'To pick him up at customs in a box is not fair, not fair in any way'
# Thomas Keaney
# Thomas Keaney

'To pick him up at customs in a box is not fair, not fair in any way'

Jul 22nd 2015, 12:54 PM 20,280 Views 4 Comments

The sister of the 23-year-old Irish man killed in a one punch attack has spoken of her family’s devastation.

# family - Monday 20 July, 2015

Man sentenced to nine years over fatal one-punch attack on Galway man in Perth
# Manslaughter
# Manslaughter

Man sentenced to nine years over fatal one-punch attack on Galway man in Perth

Jul 20th 2015, 10:45 AM 27,979 Views 33 Comments

The 23-year-old passed away after ten days in hospital.

# family - Friday 17 July, 2015

Imelda May reveals marital split on Facebook to "dispel any bad rumours"
# Sad News
# Sad News

Imelda May reveals marital split on Facebook to "dispel any bad rumours"

Jul 17th 2015, 8:02 PM 50,740 Views 22 Comments

She said that “the papers are running with it soon”.

# family - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control
# Opinion
# Opinion

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

Jul 14th 2015, 11:40 PM 1,888 Views 114 Comments

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

# family - Monday 13 July, 2015

More Irish couples are getting divorced than ever
# It's Over
# It's Over

More Irish couples are getting divorced than ever

Jul 13th 2015, 1:30 PM 13,852 Views 38 Comments

There has been a 10% increase in divorce over the last two years.

# family - Friday 10 July, 2015

Want to trace your Irish family tree? It just got easier...
# Column
# Column

Want to trace your Irish family tree? It just got easier...

Jul 10th 2015, 8:00 AM 6,281 Views 23 Comments

Catholic parish registers – rich resources for those tracing tracing Irish ancestors – are now available for free online.

# family - Thursday 9 July, 2015

'It's like looking at myself in drag' - adopted brother and sister reunited after 40 years
# Sibling Love
# Sibling Love

'It's like looking at myself in drag' - adopted brother and sister reunited after 40 years

Jul 9th 2015, 7:00 PM 33,398 Views 19 Comments

Paul recognised Maggie immediately when he met her for the first time.

# family - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels
# Opinion
# Opinion

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels

Jul 7th 2015, 4:40 PM 132 Views 20 Comments

We are failing to learn lessons from the past on child protection. It is a shameful mark of disrespect to the many children who have suffered abuse and neglect in Ireland.

# family - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Messi's family attacked as Argentina lose the Copa America final
# Violence
From The42
# Violence

Messi's family attacked as Argentina lose the Copa America final

Jul 5th 2015, 8:00 AM 40,651 Views 21 Comments

Members of the Barcelona star’s family were set upon by Chile fans as the hosts claimed victory after a penalty shootout.

# family - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Half of Japanese people aren't having sex... and that's a problem
# Celibacy Syndrome
# Celibacy Syndrome

Half of Japanese people aren't having sex... and that's a problem

Jul 4th 2015, 6:00 PM 45,917 Views 42 Comments

Half of women told a recent survey they were not having sex.

# family - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty
# Opinion
# Opinion

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty

Jun 25th 2015, 8:30 AM 198 Views 124 Comments

Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.

# family - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Eimear Walsh funeral hears of kind-hearted, generous and fun-loving young woman
# Berkeley
# Berkeley

Eimear Walsh funeral hears of kind-hearted, generous and fun-loving young woman

Jun 23rd 2015, 8:50 PM 43,056 Views 16 Comments

Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of the 21-year-old woman in Foxrock today.

# family - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Don't push your children into careers they're not suited for – it can backfire
# Opinion
# Opinion

Don't push your children into careers they're not suited for – it can backfire

Jun 18th 2015, 8:00 PM 10,774 Views 12 Comments

It can be hard to do, but sometimes we should back off and let young people make their own decisions.

# family - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Domestic workers are the most exploited group in Ireland
# Au Pairs
# Au Pairs

Domestic workers are the most exploited group in Ireland

Jun 2nd 2015, 3:19 PM 11,097 Views 24 Comments

A new report from the EU has singled out childcare and domestic cleaners as the most exploited in Ireland.

# family - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines
# Family
# Family

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines

May 27th 2015, 7:00 PM 27,618 Views 56 Comments

The family of Eánna Ó Cochláin says the drugs were planted on him.

# family - Monday 25 May, 2015

Bill O'Herlihy: A consummate broadcaster whose humility and warmth shone through
# Reflections
From The42
# Reflections

Bill O'Herlihy: A consummate broadcaster whose humility and warmth shone through

May 25th 2015, 4:03 PM 21,940 Views 28 Comments

The TV presenter and journalist has died at the age of 76.

# family - Sunday 24 May, 2015

The New Parenting: Nowadays, are mum and dad the ones seen and not heard?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The New Parenting: Nowadays, are mum and dad the ones seen and not heard?

May 24th 2015, 7:30 PM 258 Views 38 Comments

Not pandering to a child’s tantrums is better for everyone in the long run, but be prepared for horrified looks from other adults.

# family - Thursday 21 May, 2015

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum
# Opinion
# Opinion

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum

May 21st 2015, 6:00 PM 305 Views 211 Comments

Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.

I get annoyed when it is assumed that older people in rural Ireland will vote No
# Opinion
# Opinion

I get annoyed when it is assumed that older people in rural Ireland will vote No

May 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 325 Views 204 Comments

Former president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Mamo McDonald, explains why she will be voting Yes tomorrow.