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Family - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs
# Luck Of The Draw
# Luck Of The Draw

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:30 AM 15,917 Views 8 Comments

Consultant calling for fairer allocation of HSE budget to give medication to more patients.

Family - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year

Oct 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,516 Views 23 Comments

Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.

Family - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised

Oct 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,271 Views 19 Comments

Department of Health says rollout of €1 million fund announced last year ‘under consideration’.

Family - Monday 14 October, 2019

'Until now people have been expecting these kids to adapt - but why should they adapt?'
# Autism
# Autism

'Until now people have been expecting these kids to adapt - but why should they adapt?'

Oct 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 17,103 Views 4 Comments

Just because a child has autism or has neuro-diverse needs, it doesn’t mean they can’t be encouraged to be artistic, as these experts show.

Family - Monday 7 October, 2019

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

Oct 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 19,863 Views 28 Comments

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality
# Teach Me As Me
# Teach Me As Me

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality

Oct 7th 2019, 1:05 PM 12,196 Views 23 Comments

The Children and Youth Affairs Minister launched the social media campaign and competition today.

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
# Obesity
# Obesity

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Oct 7th 2019, 10:17 AM 87,165 Views 64 Comments

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

Family - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit

Oct 6th 2019, 9:00 PM 27,514 Views 38 Comments

A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.

Family - Saturday 5 October, 2019

As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban

As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban

Oct 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 24,863 Views 52 Comments

18 deaths and 1080 injuries in the US have been linked to vaping.

Family - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,272 Views 36 Comments

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

Family - Monday 30 September, 2019

'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls

Sep 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,567 Views 31 Comments

Teenage girls can get the HPV vaccine if they’re still at secondary school – but teenage boys can’t.

Family - Friday 13 September, 2019

'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis
# Health
# Health

'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis

Sep 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 53,770 Views 6 Comments

The condition can develop from any infection and can be difficult to diagnose.

Family - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?
# Dishonour
# Dishonour

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?

Aug 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 40,241 Views 39 Comments

Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by Noteworthy.ie uncovers an upward trend in grades handed to students.

Family - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital
# The Joy Of Six
# The Joy Of Six

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital

Jul 23rd 2019, 10:10 PM 27,069 Views 18 Comments

All six babies are healthy.

Family - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Child maintenance reform would be good for children - and good for the country
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lynn Ruane: Child maintenance reform would be good for children - and good for the country

Jul 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 23,467 Views 52 Comments

Many one-parent families are living at risk of poverty and an overhaul of our child supports legislation is vital to protecting their future.

Family - Monday 8 July, 2019

Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents
# Family Law
# Family Law

Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents

Jul 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 39,695 Views 91 Comments

The child’s parents did not consent to her attendance at the school.

Family - Saturday 6 July, 2019

British royal Archie Mountbatten-Windsor baptised at 'intimate service'
# Wet The Head
# Wet The Head

British royal Archie Mountbatten-Windsor baptised at 'intimate service'

Jul 6th 2019, 5:27 PM 124,352 Views 73 Comments

The private family ceremony sparked controversy in the UK in part because of renovations to the home of the royal couple.

Family - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

Jul 4th 2019, 8:30 PM 17,731 Views 11 Comments

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you

Family - Monday 27 May, 2019

Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget
# Birth Defects
# Birth Defects

Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget

May 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,860 Views 42 Comments

Taking folic acid every day helps prevent your unborn baby from developing serious and possibly fatal conditions.

Family - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'
# Education
# Education

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

Apr 23rd 2019, 10:39 AM 20,085 Views 103 Comments

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced
# Parental Leave
# Parental Leave

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:12 AM 53,416 Views 59 Comments

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

Family - Monday 22 April, 2019

Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan
# Staff Shortages
# Staff Shortages

Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan

Apr 22nd 2019, 6:45 AM 39,803 Views 83 Comments

Schools in North and South Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kildare and Meath are being targeted in the new initiative.

Family - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Child Protection: The failure to publish the report into Mother & Baby Homes is part of a continued cover-up
# Column
# Column

Child Protection: The failure to publish the report into Mother & Baby Homes is part of a continued cover-up

Apr 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 15,531 Views 52 Comments

‘I have no problem with due process, but when this gets in the way of truth and allows a culture of secrecy and collusion to continue, then we need to re-evaluate’, writes Shane Dunphy.

Family - Friday 19 April, 2019

'Smallest' boy who was born the same weight as an apple set to leave Japanese hospital
# Japan
# Japan

'Smallest' boy who was born the same weight as an apple set to leave Japanese hospital

Apr 19th 2019, 1:33 PM 48,984 Views 20 Comments

Ryusuke Sekiya was just 258g when he was born last October.

Family - Thursday 18 April, 2019

DCC forfeited almost €90k in library fines to boost memberships
# Mighty Fines
# Mighty Fines

DCC forfeited almost €90k in library fines to boost memberships

Apr 18th 2019, 6:20 AM 10,008 Views 9 Comments

Dublin City Council abolished library fines at the start of this year.

Family - Saturday 13 April, 2019

'It's about being respectful... then the intimacy happens': The story behind those baby gorilla photos
# Perfect Moment
# Perfect Moment

'It's about being respectful... then the intimacy happens': The story behind those baby gorilla photos

Apr 13th 2019, 8:00 PM 29,750 Views 10 Comments

We spoke to photographer Patrick Bolger on what it was like taking those intimate photographs of mother and baby.

Opinion: 'I wanted to pursue my acting dreams - but having kids was a huge risk. What should I do?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I wanted to pursue my acting dreams - but having kids was a huge risk. What should I do?'

Apr 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 22,509 Views 7 Comments

Actress Sarah Carroll held off on expanding her family because of her job – but writes about how she eventually managed to make it work.

Family - Friday 12 April, 2019

'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK
# Budd Chiari Syndrome
# Budd Chiari Syndrome

'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK

Apr 12th 2019, 3:53 PM 31,283 Views 0 Comments

Sinead Lowndes was diagnosed with a rare liver condition just six weeks before she was due to get married.

Disney+ streaming service sets November launch as it looks to rival Netflix
# Disney And Chill
# Disney And Chill

Disney+ streaming service sets November launch as it looks to rival Netflix

Apr 12th 2019, 8:10 AM 15,065 Views 35 Comments

The company said that after launching in the US on November 12 at $6.99 per month.

Opinion: 'I was born with my organs outside my body and given the last rites but now I have two children of my own'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I was born with my organs outside my body and given the last rites but now I have two children of my own'

Apr 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 36,647 Views 27 Comments

When I was born I weighed just 3lbs 3oz and was expected to die. I survived but faced persistent bullying about my condition well into adulthood, writes Edwina Wrenn.

Family - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'I was furious and scared': Sinéad Burke on how being harassed on O'Connell Street inspired her new education campaign
# Education
# Education

'I was furious and scared': Sinéad Burke on how being harassed on O'Connell Street inspired her new education campaign

Apr 11th 2019, 9:55 PM 61,298 Views 24 Comments

Burke is a campaigner, advocate and academic, and last year became a contributing editor at fashion magazine Vogue UK.

Family - Friday 29 March, 2019

'It’s horrendous, we’re so helpless': Mum of three-year-old hit and run victim praying for full recovery
# Cork
# Cork

'It’s horrendous, we’re so helpless': Mum of three-year-old hit and run victim praying for full recovery

Mar 29th 2019, 5:14 PM 23,090 Views 9 Comments

Zac HIggins has been in Intensive Care since the incident on Monday

Family - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'It was really touch and go': Eight-week-old pup given life saving surgery following public donations
# ISPCA
# ISPCA

'It was really touch and go': Eight-week-old pup given life saving surgery following public donations

Mar 28th 2019, 8:47 PM 21,760 Views 18 Comments

“We realised we were dealing with a very life threatening condition.”

Family - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'It's better than your child coming home in a hearse': Family campaign after daughter killed in car crash
# RIP
# RIP

'It's better than your child coming home in a hearse': Family campaign after daughter killed in car crash

Mar 27th 2019, 5:21 PM 54,776 Views 30 Comments

“I honestly expected that we’d go out to Tramore and she’d be sat on the kerb, maybe with a broken arm or a couple of bruises.”

Family - Friday 22 March, 2019

Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 PM 36,758 Views 9 Comments

How can these drugs rid me of cancer, take away my hair, blast my immune system and still allow this little life inside me to grow unharmed? writes Mary Canavan.

Family - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Mar 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 41,279 Views 40 Comments

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

Family - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?

Mar 13th 2019, 9:57 AM 47,059 Views 221 Comments

There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.

Family - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'It means a huge amount to us as parents': How buying this Incognito artwork can help children in need
# Jack And Jill Foundation
# Jack And Jill Foundation

'It means a huge amount to us as parents': How buying this Incognito artwork can help children in need

Mar 5th 2019, 7:00 PM 12,137 Views 2 Comments

You won’t know whose picture you have – amateur or world famous professional – until after the purchase, but all proceeds go to the Jack and Jill foundation.

Family - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Opinion: Is the Catholic Church still covering up child sex abuse on the grounds that it is a 'pontifical secret'?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is the Catholic Church still covering up child sex abuse on the grounds that it is a 'pontifical secret'?

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:30 PM 28,282 Views 53 Comments

The summit heard that the canon law protection of ‘pontifical secret’ had been applied to numerous clerical abuse cases. Bizarrely, it was suggested that this practice should not continue – indicating that it is ongoing. writes Shane Dunphy.

Family - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Opinion: Families of murder victims have a legal right to information about the case
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Families of murder victims have a legal right to information about the case

Mar 2nd 2019, 7:30 PM 11,391 Views 12 Comments

The Victims of Crime Bill 2015 legally obliges An Garda Síochana and the Director of Public Prosecutions to keep victims (or in homicide cases, their families) informed about their cases, writes Joan Deane.