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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Home

All time
# London
Mother charged with murder of her three children
Tania Clarence has been charged with the murder of 4-year-old Olivia and 3-year-old twins Ben and Max.
# ignored
Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty
A review of Ireland’s economy also pointed out that the poorest ten per cent of the population had been hit hardest and said this has been “more or less ignored”.
# inaccessible
Expert says disabled child's home needs overhaul - council says there's no money
Seven-year-old Kady Weakley has had a number of falls in her house as the walls and doors are too narrow for either her wheelchair or her walker.
Column: My life as an ex-pat and the joy of finally coming home
At the height of the recession, thousands of Irish people found employment and new lives abroad. Now, many are returning to Ireland, especially as the economy starts to get back on its feet, Matthew Jones writes.
# the folks
Living with your parents? Over 40% of young people do, but it's getting less common
42 per cent of young people live with their parents, down four per cent over four years.
# Capitol Hill
Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’
Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald held meetings with US politicians at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on the issue.
# Survivors
Memorial to 222 children who died at Bethany Home to be unveiled
The memorial is dedicated to the young babies and children who died while in the care of the home between 1922 and 1949.
# Historic
Ireland Women make four changes ahead of Aviva showdown with Italy
Grace Davitt, Stacey-Lea Kennedy and Amy Davis all come in for the historic Dublin clash.
Column: Our economic crisis, and the misery is has caused, is rooted in the property market
The denial of the right to a home leads to homelessness – but is also leads to a society with massive mortgage arrears, rocketing rents, and families living in fear of eviction, writes Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.
# Happy Birthday
Little girl has no idea Dad is home from Afghanistan and hiding in a box
So many feels.
Column: It's time to demand the right to a home be included in our Constitution
This weekend the Constitutional Convention will consider the issue of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Peter McVerry Trust believes this is the perfect opportunity for the right to a home to be included in the Constitution.
# forever home
These two special scaredy-cats are looking for a home
They need an owner who understands how unique they are.
Column: Ireland's residential rental market needs a massive shake-up
Pension funds investing in residential property could make a significant contribution to supplying a constrained market with much needed accommodation, write Lorcan Sirr and Tom Dunne.
# spring clean
9 telltale signs you've been putting off the cleaning for too long
Someone’s got to do it.
Column: The private rented sector is heating up dramatically – yet fails to meet basic needs
Rent are rising but our pay packets aren’t. Why? Because our housing strategy is based almost exclusively on debt-fuelled private home ownership, writes Mick Byrne.
# warrior dog
Dog named Fionn who was left to die under a pile of rubbish to be rehomed
Fionn was sent to Dublin to have an operation on his skull over Christmas.
# parent's house
6 people who've returned to their childhood bedrooms this Christmas
Home for the holidays.
# Ghost Town
After the exodus: Eerie Christmas Day photos of empty Dublin streets
Ever wondered what goes on in the capital when everyone’s ‘home for the holidays’? Not much, it turns out…
# orange alert
Travel warnings issued, ferries cancelled as ‘vigorous’ storm set to pass overnight
Gusts of up to 130km are forecast, as the severe weather system passes to the northwest of the country.
Column: Let's look at the full story around social housing in Ireland...
There is real and personal housing need in Ireland, which affects individuals and families opportunities to develop their lives and contribution to society, writes Dr Padraic Kenna.
# home at last
Watch families reunite for Christmas at Dublin Airport
Welcome home, weary travellers.
# Racism
Racist incidents up by 85 per cent in 2013 --- Immigrant Council
142 incidents have been reported to the organisation since January, compared to 77 in the same period last year.
# Right in the feels
Watch a group of friends help a homeless man get back home
Warning: This may cause you to feel feelings.
# Feelings
Dad captures the first year of his premature baby's life in heartwarming video
Baby Ward was born three and a half months premature.
# Organ Donation
Family's joy as heart transplant dad could be home for Christmas
Shane O’Connell is currently in intensive care, and it is hoped he will get to be back in Kerry for Christmas Day.
# Home
Half of Irish living abroad don't make it home for Christmas
Skype, Viber and What’s App most popular forms of communication for keeping in touch with home.
Column: We hope to ease the enormous pressure placed on mortgage holders
A new initiative spearheaded by the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation aims to help these borrowers and others who are reluctant to engage with the banks, writes Dr Constantin Gurdgiev.
# Homes
New date of home renovation scheme 'will boost construction'
The tax incentive is for homeowners to carry out home improvements and it is hoped it will decrease black market activity.
# sponsored by IKEA
7 creative ways to involve your kids around the house
Looking for clever ways to get your kids helping out? Look no further.
# Ballymun
PICS: One of last Ballymun tower block residents prepares to move
The fifteen storey Joeseph Plunkett tower was cleared for demolition last month.
# Threat
Hogan reports email threat to burn his family home to gardaí
A spokesperson for the minister said he had previously received threats in relation to the household charge but they were “not like this”.
# Put on the kettle
7 things that happen when you go 'back home' for the weekend
There’s no fireside like your own fireside. Most of the time.
# rural ireland
More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights
Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.
# Dilemma
The Burning Question*: Do you preheat the oven?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# The Wall
The DOs and DON'Ts of writing nasty notes to neighbours
It’s an unappreciated art form.
# sponsored by avonmore
6 creature comforts we look forward to when getting off the plane
Ah sure you’d nearly even miss the rain, all the same.
# House
Stolen pesto? Microwave politics? It's time to play Lunchtime Bingo
How many boxes can you tick?
# Courts
Fathers' rights group protests outside Taoiseach's home
The protesters said they were calling for transparency in family law courts in Ireland.
Column: 'I'm living as an undocumented migrant in Ireland'
“Mary” has been living in Ireland since 2004 and says she can’t imagine her life anywhere else. Here, she explains what it’s like to live under the constant fear of deportation.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you allow smoking in your home?
A new study has found that air pollution in a smoker’s home can be 10 times the advisable level.