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'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 54,959 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.”

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 36,818 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.

'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 41,350 Views 40 Comments

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

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 47,143 Views 221 Comments

There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.

'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 12,169 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.

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 28,330 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.

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 11,452 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.

Last ditch attempt to stop 23% VAT being added to vitamins and supplements
# A Bitter Pill
# A Bitter Pill

Last ditch attempt to stop 23% VAT being added to vitamins and supplements

Feb 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,091 Views 82 Comments

Food supplements have been treated as foods for VAT purposes and had availed of the concessionary 0% rate applicable to food.

'The importance hasn't gone away': Calls for geography to be brought back as core subject
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

'The importance hasn't gone away': Calls for geography to be brought back as core subject

Feb 25th 2019, 1:17 PM 16,706 Views 53 Comments

Geography was removed as a core subject from the Junior Cert last year.

Teachers to share roles between secondary schools to help tackle shortages
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Teachers to share roles between secondary schools to help tackle shortages

Feb 25th 2019, 7:35 AM 24,950 Views 31 Comments

The scheme aims to solve recruitment problems in subjects such as STEM, modern languages, Irish and home economics.

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing

Feb 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 57,853 Views 14 Comments

Exercise should be viewed as medicine. Indeed, if exercise could be prescribed as a pill, it would be the most prescribed drug on the planet, writes Professor Niall Moyna.

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived

Feb 23rd 2019, 7:30 PM 140,957 Views 20 Comments

‘Something I’ve tried to live by over the past year is a lesson I learned soon after the bereavement- you honour the dead by choosing to live well, writes Noel Byrne.

The Irish For: What do these popular boys' names mean - and what can we learn from them?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish For: What do these popular boys' names mean - and what can we learn from them?

Feb 17th 2019, 8:45 AM 66,632 Views 22 Comments

Social trends are reflected in different names, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha, whose first name means “like an oak tree”.

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

Feb 17th 2019, 7:31 AM 18,973 Views 22 Comments

The wipes contain plastic and can clog up sewers and cluster on beaches.

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
# Careday19
# Careday19

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

Feb 16th 2019, 9:00 AM 10,836 Views 3 Comments

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

'We love you Mammy': Jedward pay tribute as their mother passes away
# Susanna Grimes
# Susanna Grimes

'We love you Mammy': Jedward pay tribute as their mother passes away

Feb 15th 2019, 9:35 PM 72,692 Views 27 Comments

Susanna Grimes had been battling cancer for a number of years.

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college
# Points
# Points

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Feb 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,184 Views 37 Comments

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption
# Promises
# Promises

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption

Feb 11th 2019, 10:42 AM 41,512 Views 103 Comments

Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.

Opinion: Is allowing children unrestricted internet access a child protection issue?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is allowing children unrestricted internet access a child protection issue?

Feb 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,053 Views 16 Comments

Would you be happy for your six-year-old to have unlimited, unsupervised access to a firearm – perhaps if it had been modified to only shoot lighter loads? asks Shane Dunphy.

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears
# Online
# Online

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Feb 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,858 Views 35 Comments

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

Millennials still recognise songs from music's 1960s-90s golden age, study finds
# Music Knowledge
# Music Knowledge

Millennials still recognise songs from music's 1960s-90s golden age, study finds

Feb 10th 2019, 7:00 PM 18,322 Views 39 Comments

By contrast, their recognition of musical hits from 2000 to 2015 diminishes rapidly over time.

Opinion: Milestone ceremonies provide an alternative for children not making their communion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Milestone ceremonies provide an alternative for children not making their communion

Feb 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 30,465 Views 208 Comments

A humanist alternative to the First Holy Communion means that non-Catholic kids don’t miss out on having a special day, writes Tony O’Donohoe.

New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth
# Research
# Research

New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth

Feb 7th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,974 Views 11 Comments

The study will explore the impact of a traumatic birth on a mother’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.

Opinion: Miscarriages are part of nature - so why is the subject still such a taboo?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Miscarriages are part of nature - so why is the subject still such a taboo?

Feb 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,721 Views 31 Comments

It is difficult going through a miscarriage with all the confused emotions that brings, without being censored too, writes Darragh Quinn.

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online

Feb 5th 2019, 6:15 AM 28,462 Views 31 Comments

Today is Safer Internet Day, with organisations working to raise awareness around how people can be more safe online.

'A whole history to capture': Dublin's Tenement Museum wants your memories of tenement life
# Tenement Memories
# Tenement Memories

'A whole history to capture': Dublin's Tenement Museum wants your memories of tenement life

Feb 3rd 2019, 9:00 PM 18,802 Views 16 Comments

A series of oral history sessions will be held across Dublin throughout the spring.

Opinion: The death of James Bulger still haunts me
# Column
# Column

Opinion: The death of James Bulger still haunts me

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:00 PM 34,937 Views 60 Comments

We have an ethical responsibility to face up to the dark truth that children perpetrate violence and equally we have an ethical responsibility to show empathy for victim’s families, writes Shane Dunphy.

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate
# Development
# Development

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

Feb 3rd 2019, 10:30 AM 36,323 Views 17 Comments

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

Forget the Bird Box challenge: Try dealing with automated services when you are blind
# Opinion
# Opinion

Forget the Bird Box challenge: Try dealing with automated services when you are blind

Feb 2nd 2019, 7:30 PM 11,931 Views 11 Comments

It is frustrating that the challenges vision impaired people face are different from what is portrayed in Bird Box – because they are structural, writes Kevin Kelly.

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in
# Pay Issues
# Pay Issues

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in

Feb 1st 2019, 5:56 PM 28,099 Views 38 Comments

The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.

Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s
# Cork Penny Dinners
# Cork Penny Dinners

Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s

Feb 1st 2019, 4:02 PM 25,017 Views 22 Comments

The charity now feeds about 2,000 people per week.

Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it

Jan 27th 2019, 1:00 PM 28,530 Views 31 Comments

A white bread sandwich in the belly is better than a vegan curry in the bin, writes Mary McCarthy.

First Amur tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo in 20 years to go on view this weekend
# Tiger Cubs
# Tiger Cubs

First Amur tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo in 20 years to go on view this weekend

Jan 24th 2019, 3:08 PM 14,066 Views 16 Comments

The zoo is inviting the public to suggest names for the cubs.

Want to make your shopping trip healthier? Here's some advice
# Special Offers
# Special Offers

Want to make your shopping trip healthier? Here's some advice

Jan 21st 2019, 10:21 AM 25,986 Views 18 Comments

More than one-third of supermarket products on special offer are high in fat, sugar and salt.

'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'
# Column
# Column

'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 40,564 Views 53 Comments

21st-century parenting is the reason that many young people today have remarkably poor coping skills, writes Shane Dunphy.

Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier
# Travelling
# Travelling

Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier

Jan 20th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,434 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, a €12 million contract to provide a passport processing system in Ireland is being put out to tender.

Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining
# Keep You Busy
# Keep You Busy

Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining

Jan 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,831 Views 26 Comments

At peak times, customers have to wait up to two hours to get on the Viking Voyage attraction.

A place to grow old where you're 'never short of company'
# McAuley Place
# McAuley Place

A place to grow old where you're 'never short of company'

Jan 19th 2019, 8:30 PM 38,737 Views 10 Comments

McAuley Place is situated in Naas, Co Kildare and sees 53 apartments available to residents over 65 years of age.

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees

Jan 18th 2019, 6:20 AM 7,628 Views 7 Comments

New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

Jan 16th 2019, 11:37 AM 16,598 Views 29 Comments

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.