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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# grandparents

All time
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare?
The idea of the Grandparent and Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme was raised with the Taoiseach this week.
# granny grant
Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare
The proposal attracted criticism Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme will be in the region of €1,000 per year.
# grandparents
'When I stopped working, I said I was going to put everything into these kids'
A woman who cares for her two grandchildren tells us how she’s been thwarted at every turn to seek greater supports from the State.
# Childcare
The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?
Family childcare comes at a price that can be difficult to define, writes Chrissie Russell.
# grandparents
19 lovely Irish tweets that will make you appreciate your grandparents
If you still can, go visit them immediately.
# Courts
Grandparents living in fear of grandsons who are terrorising them in their own homes
Two cases of alleged elder abuse appeared before Kildare’s family court this week.
# MATCHY MATCHY
This teenager's lovely grandparents wear matching outfits every day
The cutest.
# Foster Care
'They are not alone': Grandparents fighting for custody of their grandchildren not unique
Last week, TheJournal.ie reported about the removal of a child from the care of the grandparents due to their age.
# irish grandads
14 things only Irish grandads love
We love em really.
# it's complicated
Grandparents and foster care - how the system works
In the wake of a nine-year-old boy being removed from his grandparents’ care on age grounds, we looks at how foster care works.
# cutting onions
This tweet is breaking hearts all over the internet
CRYING.
# whisper challenge
This man's overjoyed reaction to becoming a grandfather is going super viral
“You are going to be a grandparent.” “You are going to the BEACH?”
# granny cool
This couple found out they're going to be grandparents, and their reaction was adorable
“I’M GONNA PEE MY PANTS.”
# grandmaster lols
Adorable grandparents are accidentally tagging Grandmaster Flash in their Facebook posts
The dotes.
# bye bye bye bye bye bye
Irish 2-year-old has perfected her phone conversations already
“Are you well?”
# baddie winkle
This badass granny is the new queen of Twitter
Eighty six-year-old Baddie Winkle is out to steal your man. And your Twitter followers.
# the big reveal
Man discovers he's going to be a grandfather, has sweetest reaction ever
It’s time for those Friday Feels.
# Earnings
Childminders warn new tax rules will force more into the black economy
Early Childhood Ireland said the move by Revenue may not be in the best interests of children.
# cool customer
10-year-old drives parents' car into a ditch, claims to be a dwarf who'd forgotten his licence
Ah, the old dwarf defence…
# grand art
Kids' drawings of their grandparents brought to life with photographs
These are adorable.
# Silver Surfers
The guide to selfies, as illustrated by grandads
Let these silver surfers guide you through the choppy waters of social media.
# overdone
This grandma wrote a FILTHY recipe for banana bread
Not suitable for grandchildren.
# grandaddy cool
11 reasons older people are cooler than you
Look, they just are OK?
# grandparents
New bill introduces definition of a grandparent
Fine Gael TD said it is an unusual piece of legislation as our laws do not generally address such personal issues as familial bonds.
# old school
Video: Inside Clerys department store in Dublin - in 1932
Check out this 1932 video of the legendary department store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, including the bargain basement, the ‘gay and lively’ café – and a mechanical zoo…
# Court
Elderly couple deny killing granddaughter
A Co Antrim couple are accused of the unlawful killing of their young granddaughter in 2001.