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Family - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

A low-calorie diet with meat could reduce heart attack risk just as much as a vegetarian one
# Heart Health
# Heart Health

A low-calorie diet with meat could reduce heart attack risk just as much as a vegetarian one

Feb 27th 2018, 6:03 AM 12,490 Views 15 Comments

New research into the effetive of nutrition on heart health has been published.

Family - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'We've fostered 15 children, in the beginning I thought we were going to save the world'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We've fostered 15 children, in the beginning I thought we were going to save the world'

Feb 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 35,658 Views 21 Comments

“The most rewarding thing about fostering is seeing the potential in children that was sometimes overlooked when they were younger.”

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children
# Respite
# Respite

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children

Feb 25th 2018, 7:45 AM 15,505 Views 19 Comments

There has been no full-time respite service available in Kerry for around a year.

Family - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'There's no show like it': Here's what happens behind the scenes at Winning Streak
# Spin The Wheel
# Spin The Wheel

'There's no show like it': Here's what happens behind the scenes at Winning Streak

Feb 24th 2018, 6:00 PM 18,001 Views 20 Comments

We were given a glimpse at rehearsals with Sinead and Marty.

Family - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Poll: How do you pronounce the 'creme' in Creme Egg?
# Be Honest
# Be Honest

Poll: How do you pronounce the 'creme' in Creme Egg?

Feb 22nd 2018, 12:43 PM 30,580 Views 54 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Family - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Poll: Do you regularly eat in fast food restaurants?
# Be Honest
# Be Honest

Poll: Do you regularly eat in fast food restaurants?

Feb 21st 2018, 12:45 PM 35,662 Views 77 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Family - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way
# Children
# Children

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way

Feb 20th 2018, 7:37 PM 9,484 Views 6 Comments

A US company has conducted research on young children.

Family - Monday 19 February, 2018

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier
# Early Development
# Early Development

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

Feb 19th 2018, 7:26 AM 16,619 Views 16 Comments

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

Family - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'At 32, I was told I had breast cancer just seven months after having my first baby'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'At 32, I was told I had breast cancer just seven months after having my first baby'

Feb 18th 2018, 7:30 PM 81,521 Views 10 Comments

We’re all familiar with the expression ‘life can change in an instant’, now it makes complete sense, writes Georgie Crawford.

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower
# Like A Duvk
# Like A Duvk

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower

Feb 18th 2018, 12:01 PM 20,009 Views 25 Comments

New research has pointed to a link between the speed of eating and weight gain.

Family - Saturday 17 February, 2018

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back
# Trocaire Box
# Trocaire Box

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back

Feb 17th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,533 Views 25 Comments

Kumba from Sierra Leone is this year’s cover star.

The first Foroige youth club outside of Ireland has opened
# Philly Special
# Philly Special

The first Foroige youth club outside of Ireland has opened

Feb 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 11,214 Views 1 Comment

The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually.

Irish hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing sending compasses the wrong way
# Hiking The Mountains
# Hiking The Mountains

Irish hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing sending compasses the wrong way

Feb 17th 2018, 8:15 AM 15,172 Views 42 Comments

Mobile phones are also a problem.

Family - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told
# Digital Age Of Consent
# Digital Age Of Consent

It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told

Feb 13th 2018, 4:15 PM 17,736 Views 43 Comments

Online experts have been giving evidence before an OIreachtas committee.

Family - Monday 12 February, 2018

Filmmakers apologise after complaints over allergy scene in Peter Rabbit movie
# Fur Pas
# Fur Pas

Filmmakers apologise after complaints over allergy scene in Peter Rabbit movie

Feb 12th 2018, 1:25 PM 31,973 Views 70 Comments

The scene involved a character who has fruit thrown at him and has to use an EpiPen.

Dunnes is still Ireland's most popular supermarket - and we're buying more big name brands
# Supermarket Wars
# Supermarket Wars

Dunnes is still Ireland's most popular supermarket - and we're buying more big name brands

Feb 12th 2018, 12:45 PM 20,619 Views 40 Comments

We’re also buying more vegetarian and vegan foods.

Poll: Do you leave appliances running when you are not at home?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Do you leave appliances running when you are not at home?

Feb 12th 2018, 12:45 PM 37,067 Views 41 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Family - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs?

Feb 11th 2018, 6:30 PM 20,889 Views 77 Comments

Tell us what you think.

Why are oversubscribed Educate Together schools only taking half-stream?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why are oversubscribed Educate Together schools only taking half-stream?

Feb 11th 2018, 9:30 AM 8,471 Views 185 Comments

If the divestment process is to be meaningful, schools must be allowed to grow to full stream intake if the demand is there, writes Ronan Moore.

Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug
# Sativex
# Sativex

Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug

Feb 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 21,858 Views 22 Comments

Sativex can be trialled for MS sufferers but not those with acquired brain injury.

Family - Saturday 10 February, 2018

This school in Japan is asking parents to buy their children €600 Armani-branded uniforms
# Expensive Attire
# Expensive Attire

This school in Japan is asking parents to buy their children €600 Armani-branded uniforms

Feb 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 35,467 Views 17 Comments

The decision has sparked complaints and fierce debate, even reaching as far as parliament.

Three steps parents can take to protect their children online
# Advice
# Advice

Three steps parents can take to protect their children online

Feb 10th 2018, 9:00 AM 2,062 Views 8 Comments

The more you make conversation about the internet the norm, the more insight you will get into your child’s online world, writes Ger Brick.

Family - Thursday 8 February, 2018

We now know exactly when the sugar tax is coming in
# Fizz
# Fizz

We now know exactly when the sugar tax is coming in

Feb 8th 2018, 7:07 PM 30,392 Views 124 Comments

The tax will be commenced on 6 April.

'Average combined maternity and parental leave is 98 weeks in EU countries - in Ireland it's 60'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Average combined maternity and parental leave is 98 weeks in EU countries - in Ireland it's 60'

Feb 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 27,829 Views 48 Comments

Ireland is one of the worst countries when it comes to both parental leave payments as well as the length of parental leave, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Family - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Feb 6th 2018, 9:16 PM 26,587 Views 35 Comments

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools
# Be In Ctrl
# Be In Ctrl

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Feb 6th 2018, 2:09 PM 13,220 Views 31 Comments

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations
# Videodoc
# Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

Feb 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,417 Views 12 Comments

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

Family - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Need to organise your home? The three Ls are the secret to finding time to declutter
# Tips
# Tips

Need to organise your home? The three Ls are the secret to finding time to declutter

Feb 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 53,301 Views 11 Comments

‘Writing lists lightens the mental load’, according to professional organiser Sarah Reynolds.

Family - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'I dread registering my child because I can't put his other parent on the birth certificate'
# Birth Certificate
# Birth Certificate

'I dread registering my child because I can't put his other parent on the birth certificate'

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 78,019 Views 81 Comments

It breaks my heart that a member of our little family is being left out of the first document our son has to declare his status as an Irish citizen, writes Sarah Stone McDevitt.

Parents giving their children alcohol doesn't lower the risks
# Drink
# Drink

Parents giving their children alcohol doesn't lower the risks

Feb 3rd 2018, 9:15 AM 16,793 Views 34 Comments

Researchers say drinking during adolescence is particularly concerning

Family - Sunday 28 January, 2018

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
# Picture This
From The42
# Picture This

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Jan 28th 2018, 8:30 PM 10,943 Views 9 Comments

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

'Pooper snoopers are needed to stop family walks ending in excrement being scrubbed from shoes'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'Pooper snoopers are needed to stop family walks ending in excrement being scrubbed from shoes'

Jan 28th 2018, 8:45 AM 36,324 Views 94 Comments

Excrement of unknown origin, which poses real health risks as well as being disgusting, is invading our homes, writes Eric Nolan.

Family - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take
# Great Expectations
# Great Expectations

Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take

Jan 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,496 Views 42 Comments

Idealistic images of motherhood on social media causes mums to feel insecure and isolated, writes Niamh Delmar.

Family - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Someone in the north west just became €4.4 million richer
# Lotto Win
# Lotto Win

Someone in the north west just became €4.4 million richer

Jan 13th 2018, 9:25 PM 30,839 Views 13 Comments

The winning ticket was sold in Lifford, Co Donegal.

Want to refresh your wardrobe and save money? Here are some expert tips
# Spruce Up
# Spruce Up

Want to refresh your wardrobe and save money? Here are some expert tips

Jan 13th 2018, 4:00 PM 12,939 Views 3 Comments

We went to the Grafton Academy of Fashion Design to find out how to spruce up your wardrobe for less.

Family - Friday 12 January, 2018

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths
# Parenting
# Parenting

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

Jan 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 8,338 Views 9 Comments

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

Family - Thursday 11 January, 2018

The top Irish-made film of 2017 at the box office was Cardboard Gangsters
# Big Screen
# Big Screen

The top Irish-made film of 2017 at the box office was Cardboard Gangsters

Jan 11th 2018, 6:08 PM 26,129 Views 48 Comments

The most popular international film was Beauty and the Beast.

Family - Monday 8 January, 2018

'This is life-changing, but we won’t go crazy': Family syndicate collects €38.9m jackpot
# EuroMillions
# EuroMillions

'This is life-changing, but we won’t go crazy': Family syndicate collects €38.9m jackpot

Jan 8th 2018, 8:27 PM 51,810 Views 43 Comments

“We will take a sun holiday in May or June, possibly the Bahamas or the Maldives.”

Family - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'We have to get a grip as a society': Could you stop buying clothes for a year?
# No Spend
# No Spend

'We have to get a grip as a society': Could you stop buying clothes for a year?

Jan 7th 2018, 9:30 AM 61,877 Views 26 Comments

We talk to a woman who did just that – and a woman who embraces the zero waste and minimalist lifestyles.

Family - Friday 5 January, 2018

An addiction to video games is to be classified as a disease
# All Thumbs
# All Thumbs

An addiction to video games is to be classified as a disease

Jan 5th 2018, 1:42 PM 14,630 Views 64 Comments

The disorder will recognise an abnormal fixation on gaming.