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Family - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Fingal
# Heritage Hotspots
# Heritage Hotspots

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Fingal

Aug 7th 2018, 10:00 AM 21,317 Views 15 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019
# Cancer
# Cancer

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

Aug 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 20,815 Views 86 Comments

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

Family - Monday 6 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
# Heritage Hotspots
# Heritage Hotspots

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Aug 6th 2018, 8:00 PM 26,447 Views 16 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Donegal
# Heritage Hotspots
# Heritage Hotspots

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Donegal

Aug 6th 2018, 10:30 AM 26,742 Views 28 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Family - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cork
# Heritage Hotspots
# Heritage Hotspots

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cork

Aug 5th 2018, 6:30 PM 21,922 Views 26 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Clare
# Heritage Hotspots
# Heritage Hotspots

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Clare

Aug 5th 2018, 9:30 AM 17,797 Views 14 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Family - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cavan
# Heritage Hotspots
# Heritage Hotspots

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cavan

Aug 4th 2018, 6:30 PM 20,221 Views 8 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Carlow
# Heritage Hotspots
# Heritage Hotspots

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Carlow

Aug 4th 2018, 10:00 AM 17,016 Views 28 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Family - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin
# Contagious
# Contagious

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin

Aug 2nd 2018, 4:53 PM 51,813 Views 71 Comments

Two adults and two children were affected.

Family - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'The little knitted octopuses worked brilliantly': How a Dublin knitting group helped these premature twins
# Tentacles For Tinies
# Tentacles For Tinies

'The little knitted octopuses worked brilliantly': How a Dublin knitting group helped these premature twins

Jul 28th 2018, 5:30 PM 22,618 Views 5 Comments

Eli and Ezra were born at 27 weeks and needed constant care – luckily they got some through the assistance of the Rotunda Knitters.

Family - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Clonakilty wants to become Ireland's first autism-friendly town
# First Of Its Kind
# First Of Its Kind

Clonakilty wants to become Ireland's first autism-friendly town

Jul 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 17,690 Views 16 Comments

We’ve heard of autism-friendly shops, but a new initiative goes even further.

Family - Sunday 22 July, 2018

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become
# Too Many Options
# Too Many Options

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become

Jul 22nd 2018, 1:00 PM 11,509 Views 12 Comments

Younger children are more likely to take both numerical and social information into account, new research has found.

Family - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

Jul 21st 2018, 11:00 AM 6,501 Views 10 Comments

New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.

European Parliament proposes new rules for parents to juggle work and home commitments
# EU
# EU

European Parliament proposes new rules for parents to juggle work and home commitments

Jul 21st 2018, 9:45 AM 20,003 Views 43 Comments

This will include the right to flexible working hours for parents with children 10 years and under.

Family - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools?

Jul 12th 2018, 10:20 AM 25,523 Views 147 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee has recommended just that.

Family - Monday 18 June, 2018

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness
# Gaming Disorder
# Gaming Disorder

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Jun 18th 2018, 7:51 AM 34,447 Views 75 Comments

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

Family - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards

Jun 5th 2018, 4:03 PM 10,812 Views 21 Comments

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

Family - Monday 4 June, 2018

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with
# Hospice
# Hospice

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with

Jun 4th 2018, 9:00 PM 12,332 Views 7 Comments

Dr Aidan McKiernan, a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm
# Nearly There
# Nearly There

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Jun 4th 2018, 6:00 PM 18,217 Views 17 Comments

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

Family - Sunday 3 June, 2018

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?
# Splitting The Stones
# Splitting The Stones

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:00 PM 110,362 Views 46 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

Family - Saturday 2 June, 2018

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:00 PM 20,079 Views 26 Comments

The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'
# Sunshine
# Sunshine

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'

Jun 2nd 2018, 4:00 PM 15,083 Views 10 Comments

As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

Family - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn
# Heavy Warning
# Heavy Warning

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn

May 23rd 2018, 9:42 PM 10,345 Views 56 Comments

One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.

Family - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples
# Fertility
# Fertility

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples

May 19th 2018, 10:30 AM 7,967 Views 55 Comments

The findings come from a study by the American National Institute of Health that looked at couples being treated for infertility.

Family - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From Eurovision parties to a vegan festival: Here's what to do this weekend
# Something For The Weekend
# Something For The Weekend

From Eurovision parties to a vegan festival: Here's what to do this weekend

May 12th 2018, 8:30 AM 11,053 Views 7 Comments

The weather won’t be as good as the bank holiday, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home.

Family - Monday 7 May, 2018

Study looks at whether women who have had a C-section should attempt vaginal birth
# Medical Risk
# Medical Risk

Study looks at whether women who have had a C-section should attempt vaginal birth

May 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 29,131 Views 68 Comments

Though absolute rates were low in mothers who had attempted this type of birth.

Family - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Bewley's MD: 'The biggest risk I've ever taken? Working directly with my father'
# Ambition
# Ambition

Bewley's MD: 'The biggest risk I've ever taken? Working directly with my father'

May 6th 2018, 12:00 PM 14,512 Views 3 Comments

Cól Campbell of Bewley’s also talks about the toughest thing he’s ever had to do.

Family - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax
# Sweetening The Deal
# Sweetening The Deal

Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax

May 1st 2018, 4:08 PM 27,975 Views 72 Comments

The sugar tax comes into effect today.

Chinese website bans videos of 'subversive' Peppa Pig
# Pinko
# Pinko

Chinese website bans videos of 'subversive' Peppa Pig

May 1st 2018, 2:14 PM 47,987 Views 30 Comments

Peppa is bizarrely popular in China.

Family - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Intergalactic space travellers are landing in Tallaght next week
# New Arrivals
# New Arrivals

Intergalactic space travellers are landing in Tallaght next week

Apr 28th 2018, 12:00 PM 13,307 Views 15 Comments

The aliens will help local children to learn more about life in the area.

Family - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
# New Data Rules
# New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

Apr 25th 2018, 8:04 AM 30,197 Views 28 Comments

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

Family - Monday 23 April, 2018

Most Irish people won't be watching the royal wedding (so they say anyway)
# Them Across The Water
# Them Across The Water

Most Irish people won't be watching the royal wedding (so they say anyway)

Apr 23rd 2018, 11:35 PM 32,517 Views 76 Comments

The wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place on 19 May.

It costs €50 more per week to raise a teenager than it does a primary school child
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

It costs €50 more per week to raise a teenager than it does a primary school child

Apr 23rd 2018, 8:22 AM 13,418 Views 51 Comments

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice is calling for a weekly increase of €5 to social welfare supports for Irish children.

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities
# Health
# Health

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

Apr 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 6,655 Views 10 Comments

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

Family - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler'
# Parenting
# Parenting

Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler'

Apr 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 31,932 Views 43 Comments

I sound begrudging but the harsh looks and disapproving glances made me angry, writes Geraldine Walsh.

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'
# All About Dis
# All About Dis

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

Apr 22nd 2018, 6:30 PM 15,032 Views 5 Comments

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'
# Paint Your Bump
# Paint Your Bump

'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'

Apr 22nd 2018, 10:30 AM 22,766 Views 31 Comments

The Paint Your Bump campaign is running next week to encourage women to speak about the difficulties of motherhood.

Sitdown Sunday: Doctors told her she was 'just fat' - she actually had cancer
# 7 Deadly Reads
# 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Doctors told her she was 'just fat' - she actually had cancer

Apr 22nd 2018, 9:00 AM 31,729 Views 11 Comments

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Family - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food

Apr 18th 2018, 2:57 PM 10,132 Views 52 Comments

One in 11 people in Ireland are estimated to experience food poverty.

Family - Sunday 15 April, 2018

These stunning far-flung photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
# Snaps
# Snaps

These stunning far-flung photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Apr 15th 2018, 6:30 PM 25,931 Views 16 Comments

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