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From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home

Dec 7th 2019, 1:00 PM 15,542 Views 12 Comments

A real tree is a much greener option than one made from plastic, writes Michael Kelly.

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

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

Dec 5th 2019, 8:30 PM 18,166 Views 4 Comments

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

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

Dec 2nd 2019, 4:47 PM 35,391 Views 14 Comments

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

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

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

Nov 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 17,619 Views 16 Comments

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

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)
# Experiments
# Experiments

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

Nov 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 26,773 Views 6 Comments

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing

Nov 13th 2019, 7:58 PM 14,394 Views 1 Comment

In this extract from his book, musician and Ballymaloe-trained chef Mike Hanrahan recalls what life was like on the road – and shows us how to feed a hungry band (or family) with a cassoulet recipe.

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'
# Still Unequal
# Still Unequal

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'

Nov 6th 2019, 8:30 PM 23,123 Views 83 Comments

LGBT couple, Gabriela and Kelly Socol, are fighting for parental rights and equality for their family.

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 16,059 Views 8 Comments

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

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 27,572 Views 23 Comments

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

'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 10,355 Views 19 Comments

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

'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 17,156 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.

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 19,947 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 12,223 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 95,879 Views 64 Comments

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

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 27,573 Views 38 Comments

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

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 24,930 Views 52 Comments

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

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 21,335 Views 36 Comments

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

'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 16,638 Views 31 Comments

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

'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 53,933 Views 6 Comments

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

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 42,969 Views 39 Comments

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

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 27,138 Views 18 Comments

All six babies are healthy.

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 23,535 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.

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 39,772 Views 91 Comments

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

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 124,402 Views 73 Comments

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

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 17,748 Views 11 Comments

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

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 13,904 Views 46 Comments

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

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 20,139 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 53,443 Views 59 Comments

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

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 40,017 Views 83 Comments

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

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 15,551 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.

'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 49,006 Views 20 Comments

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

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 10,020 Views 9 Comments

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

'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 29,768 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 22,755 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.

'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 31,358 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 15,073 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 37,011 Views 28 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.

'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 61,528 Views 24 Comments

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

'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 23,112 Views 9 Comments

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

'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 21,782 Views 18 Comments

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