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# Housework

All time
Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU
A new report found Irish adults spend an average of 16 hours per week caring and 14.5 hours on housework.
Floor-mopping robots and a kitchen that cleans itself: The future of your household chores
Hey Alexa, can you fold the laundry?
Girls spend 40% more time doing chores than boys, according to a new UN report
The UN children’s agency said the difference between the genders amounts to 160 million extra hours a day worldwide.
Hundreds of mini-robot cleaners could clean your house in a jiffy
Award-winning idea came after designer observed the movements of swarms of bees pollinating flowers.
Man offers free room in Dublin... in exchange for housework
He’s just looking for company.
Dishwasher loading, now with added Michael Jackson dance
This is the only way to do housework.
How many of these household jobs are you putting off right now?
If you’re not procrastinating in relation to at least one of these tasks you are a superhuman.
Pictures: Mother goes on cleaning strike, doesn't tell kids
The kids took their lunch to school in dog poo bags before they finally cracked.
These are the surprising things that can help you live longer
Here’s what the scientists say…
The burning question*: Should you make the bed every day?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)
The burning question*: Cutlery up or down in the dishwasher?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
In pics: The early gadgets of the housework revolution
Electric coffee dispenser in your car? Dish AND clothes washing machine? These was the early (domestic) appliances of science…
The burning question*: liquid handwash or bar of soap?
This and very Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
Boy calls cops on his mother after he was 'forced' to do housework
The boy complained of “forced labour” at his home in Germany.
Take 5: Wednesday
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.
Poll: How much housework do you do?
Are you a Monica, or a Vicki Pollard?
Irish people kind but slovenly - survey
A new survey of 26 countries finds we spend lots of time volunteering and caring for others – but not nearly enough on housework.
Poll: How would you value the work of a stay at home parent?
A new study puts the work done by a stay at home parent at €39,182. Do you think that’s a fair rate?
Men do pull their weight at home
Research has shown that men do a fair share of housework and childcare duties.