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Family - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Dublin is to turn into Musictown this month - here are the highlights
# Musictown
# Musictown

Dublin is to turn into Musictown this month - here are the highlights

Apr 15th 2018, 1:00 PM 14,434 Views 4 Comments

We’ve taken a look at the line-up.

Family - Friday 13 April, 2018

'She was just so ill, it was horrible to see my child like that'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

'She was just so ill, it was horrible to see my child like that'

Apr 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 17,299 Views 4 Comments

Darcy Grainger is one of about 1,300 people in Ireland who have cystic fibrosis.

Family - Thursday 12 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 12th 2018, 8:30 PM 20,043 Views 14 Comments

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

Family - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'
# Michael Inside
# Michael Inside

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'

Apr 11th 2018, 7:00 PM 25,513 Views 19 Comments

The Irish film explores the impact of prison on a young teenager, and was inspired by real-life stories.

Family - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

D4 accents: 'Yes, kids speak differently from their parents. But why should this be a bad thing?'
# Column
# Column

D4 accents: 'Yes, kids speak differently from their parents. But why should this be a bad thing?'

Apr 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,930 Views 120 Comments

Using elements of D4 speech does not necessarily mean rejecting the region you come from, writes Prof Vera Regan.

Family - Monday 9 April, 2018

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women
# Intervention
# Intervention

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

Apr 9th 2018, 4:13 PM 28,157 Views 93 Comments

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

Family - Saturday 7 April, 2018

The future of Irish music is playing at Croke Park later this month
# Youth Music Awards
# Youth Music Awards

The future of Irish music is playing at Croke Park later this month

Apr 7th 2018, 10:00 AM 8,616 Views 5 Comments

Recording time in a professional studio and an album release is up for grabs at the Irish Youth Music Awards.

Family - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Cancer research fellowship launched in memory of author Emma Hannigan
# Cancer
# Cancer

Cancer research fellowship launched in memory of author Emma Hannigan

Apr 3rd 2018, 12:45 PM 10,186 Views 4 Comments

Emma Hannigan passed away one month ago today.

Family - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes'
# Life With Autism
# Life With Autism

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes'

Mar 31st 2018, 6:30 PM 28,598 Views 15 Comments

Autism-friendly events are helping families have less stressful experiences at shops and cinemas.

The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays
# Less Stress
# Less Stress

The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays

Mar 31st 2018, 10:00 AM 9,194 Views 7 Comments

Temple Street and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin both have designated play specialists to care for the children.

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor
# New Lives
# New Lives

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor

Mar 31st 2018, 9:15 AM 9,651 Views 3 Comments

Here’s how Irish donations have helped one family get back on their feet.

Remember Myles? A kidney transplant has changed his life
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Remember Myles? A kidney transplant has changed his life

Mar 31st 2018, 7:15 AM 8,827 Views 6 Comments

‘Ordinary people get to do extraordinary things.’

Family - Friday 30 March, 2018

One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula
# Easter Trip
# Easter Trip

One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula

Mar 30th 2018, 8:00 PM 21,868 Views 12 Comments

Exclusive extract from archaeologist Neil Jackman’s new book about the historical treasures of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Family - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Mar 29th 2018, 11:40 AM 5,282 Views 19 Comments

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

Researchers find potential genetic link to cot death
# SIDS
# SIDS

Researchers find potential genetic link to cot death

Mar 29th 2018, 6:15 AM 13,119 Views 2 Comments

Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexpected death of a seemingly healthy child.

Family - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Having seen how much my wife went through, it felt so wrong to be heading out the door'
# Paternity Leave
# Paternity Leave

'Having seen how much my wife went through, it felt so wrong to be heading out the door'

Mar 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 167,361 Views 58 Comments

As a father, I’ve found returning to work after a few days very difficult, writes Eric Nolan.

Family - Monday 26 March, 2018

'We're absolutely blown away': Almost €100k raised for teen left paralysed after Storm Emma accident
# Jack O'Driscoll
# Jack O'Driscoll

'We're absolutely blown away': Almost €100k raised for teen left paralysed after Storm Emma accident

Mar 26th 2018, 11:53 AM 44,032 Views 21 Comments

Jack O’Driscoll fractured a vertebra in his neck after he fell during Storm Emma.

Family - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Gen Z: We're looked down on by older generations and not given the chance to show who we are'
# Column
# Column

Gen Z: We're looked down on by older generations and not given the chance to show who we are'

Mar 25th 2018, 3:00 PM 27,337 Views 47 Comments

We want to challenge this misconception and change the world for good, writes Keely Jenkinson.

Family - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals
# Illness
# Illness

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals

Mar 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,928 Views 8 Comments

Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.

Family - Friday 23 March, 2018

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog

Mar 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 115,323 Views 113 Comments

The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.

Family - Monday 19 March, 2018

Writers to descend on Dun Laoghaire for a literary festival with bite
# Mountains To Sea
# Mountains To Sea

Writers to descend on Dun Laoghaire for a literary festival with bite

Mar 19th 2018, 5:24 PM 11,487 Views 4 Comments

This year’s Mountains to Sea festival sees authors with strong takes on contemporary issues visiting Dun Laoghaire.

Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report
# Burn Hazard
# Burn Hazard

Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report

Mar 19th 2018, 12:30 PM 11,658 Views 21 Comments

The European Commission says its product alert system has detected some light-up spinners whose batteries can cause “burns to the oesophagus and intestines”.

Family - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum
# Expert Advice
# Expert Advice

How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 18th 2018, 8:30 PM 35,492 Views 115 Comments

Irish psychologists explain how to talk to your child about the upcoming vote.

Family - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'May the cat eat you, and may the devil then eat the cat': This isn't the Irish you learnt in school
# Aon Focal Eile
# Aon Focal Eile

'May the cat eat you, and may the devil then eat the cat': This isn't the Irish you learnt in school

Mar 17th 2018, 6:30 PM 15,202 Views 10 Comments

Fancy a quick lesson in modern Irish? Look no further.

Family - Friday 16 March, 2018

How many people in Ireland are aged over 100? The CSO published a load of stats about society
# Census
# Census

How many people in Ireland are aged over 100? The CSO published a load of stats about society

Mar 16th 2018, 3:56 PM 46,201 Views 36 Comments

Ireland, in numbers.

Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world'

Mar 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,533 Views 67 Comments

We need to look at the real reasons behind our teacher shortages and think about how we can attract more people into the teaching profession, writes Garrett O’Dowd.

Family - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Met Éireann is predicting snow for St. Patrick's Day
# BEGORRAH
# BEGORRAH

Met Éireann is predicting snow for St. Patrick's Day

Mar 13th 2018, 7:46 AM 136,011 Views 37 Comments

Snow showers could be frequent in the east and southeast.

'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers
# Can't Get No Sleep
# Can't Get No Sleep

'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers

Mar 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 31,020 Views 17 Comments

The Sleep Programme supports young adults to improve or maintain their sleep routine.

Family - Monday 12 March, 2018

Poll: Have you eaten a bit of Easter Egg already this year?
# Be Honest
# Be Honest

Poll: Have you eaten a bit of Easter Egg already this year?

Mar 12th 2018, 1:25 PM 14,101 Views 26 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs
# Opinion
# Opinion

State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs

Mar 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 57,037 Views 81 Comments

Our education system must deliver a quality education that prepares each child for their future lives, writes Geoffrey Browne.

Family - Sunday 11 March, 2018

In Limerick this week, it will be all about showing kindness to your fellow man
# Nice To Be Nice
# Nice To Be Nice

In Limerick this week, it will be all about showing kindness to your fellow man

Mar 11th 2018, 10:00 AM 12,049 Views 6 Comments

The city’s annual Pay It Forward festival kicked off yesterday.

Japanese car companies come together to build hydrogen stations
# Filling Up
# Filling Up

Japanese car companies come together to build hydrogen stations

Mar 11th 2018, 9:30 AM 16,977 Views 41 Comments

Japan has focused on promoting fuel-cells, which combine hydrogen and oxygen in an electrochemical reaction.

Family - Monday 5 March, 2018

Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s
# Give It The Boot
# Give It The Boot

Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Mar 5th 2018, 1:10 PM 24,761 Views 56 Comments

The pharmacy chain will no longer sell energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under 16.

Family - Sunday 4 March, 2018

'A campaigner to the end': Michael D Higgins pays tribute to author Emma Hannigan
# RIP
# RIP

'A campaigner to the end': Michael D Higgins pays tribute to author Emma Hannigan

Mar 4th 2018, 2:01 PM 16,829 Views 3 Comments

The author died aged 45.

How a willow garden is helping these women 'reclaim' their local park
# Dublin
# Dublin

How a willow garden is helping these women 'reclaim' their local park

Mar 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 15,368 Views 9 Comments

Fairview Park has been the scene of antisocial behaviour in recent years.

Family - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way
# Sacre Bleu
# Sacre Bleu

Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way

Mar 3rd 2018, 2:15 PM 40,001 Views 107 Comments

The Paris metro operator RATP stood by the penalty.

Parents from 100 Irish schools are to test out online payment options
# Is There An App For That
# Is There An App For That

Parents from 100 Irish schools are to test out online payment options

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:30 AM 24,430 Views 22 Comments

Previous payments for school trips and book rentals have been made by cash or cheques.

Family - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Here's what to watch while you're stuck indoors tonight
# Winter Watch
# Winter Watch

Here's what to watch while you're stuck indoors tonight

Mar 1st 2018, 8:30 PM 49,028 Views 41 Comments

Snowy movies ahoy.

Family - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Poll: Have you checked in with an elderly neighbour in this cold snap?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Have you checked in with an elderly neighbour in this cold snap?

Feb 27th 2018, 12:38 PM 10,673 Views 25 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Here's how to keep your pets warm and safe from The Beast this week
# Freezing
# Freezing

Here's how to keep your pets warm and safe from The Beast this week

Feb 27th 2018, 7:52 AM 22,169 Views 18 Comments

The ISPCA has issued advice on how to protect your pet during the freezing weather ahead.