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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# parents

All time
# stuck in the middle
9 struggles that middle children know all too well
Middle children, stand up and be counted.
# kids and money
Some Leaving Cert students don't get Child Benefit - because of their age
This Senator thinks that should change.
Bosses aren't happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave
Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.
# Dads
Irish fathers look set to benefit from two weeks paid paternity leave
Junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he’s confident this provision will be included in new legislation currently being drafted.
Opinion: I can be an awful grump when it comes to my folks – but, the truth is, they're saints
I spent most of Christmas suffering from serious food poisoning on my parents’ couch… and it made me realise how much they do for me.
# no hands
Baby-holding dad demonstrates how to successfully put on pants with no hands
All parents will relate to this struggle.
# Clampdown
Children getting dig-out from parents for mortgages or holidays could be taxed
A new Budget change tightened gift rules.
# pass the rock shandy
The 14 stages of coping with a Christmas hangover
Why is there stuffing in your bed?
# share with the group
Open thread: So, how did your parents get together?
It’s Christmas, and lots of us are spending time with our families – so dish the dirt.
'My children felt my sadness' - Christmas is a gloomy time for separated Irish dads
Many fathers in Ireland will not see their children at all today.
Opinion: Austerity cuts that directly affect women and children have been piled on by this government
As a society, we need to develop a more enlightened and informed view of female-led households.
# The Bondage Mistress
A Scottish theatre sent 'disgusting' porn to families instead of a school play
One parent described it as “filth”.
# Mexico
This charred bone fragment helped prove a missing student was killed
43 students were slaughtered by a police-backed gang, in a case that has shocked Mexico.
# kids' mode
Google to release child-friendly versions of YouTube and Chrome
Children under 12 will soon be able to access special versions of YouTube, Chrome and Google search.
# Yorkshire
Body of newborn baby girl found in wheelie bin
Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in tracing her mother.
# please make it stop
This cinema is giving parents earplugs for a Frozen sing-along
Please and thank you.
# not blinking
Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'
The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.
Opinion: The time has come to reframe the gender issue
We have massive opportunities ahead of us, so let’s seize them.
# Your Say
Poll: Should a baby's genetic mother appear on their birth cert after surrogacy?
The Supreme Court rules this week that only the birth mother’s name can appear. Do you agree?
Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy
It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.
# TechKnowHow
Thinking of getting your child a smartphone? Here's what you should consider
The children and teens of today might be more tech savvy, but that doesn’t mean you should automatically get them a smartphone.
# maureen devlin
How a 14-year-old girl was awarded a CIA medal for fighting off burglars
Maureen Devlin was living in the Congo with her parents when the incident occurred.
# r u ok
15 mums who are expressing themselves via text message
Always be texting.
# ireland's lost babies
Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'
Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.
# celebrations
Are you worried about your teen heading out for JC night? Here's some advice...
Parents and those running bars and off licences are being asked to be extra vigilant today.
# ashya king
Missing boy latest: Police issue European arrest warrant for parents
Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was taken from hospital by his father, Brett King. He is now believed to be with his family in Spain.
# street fighting
Parents urged to know whereabouts of children after rival factions fight in Belfast
A petrol bomb was thrown during the incident.
# way harsh
11 solid reasons why parents should never be messed with
These are ALMOST worse than the wooden spoon. Almost.
# Your Say
Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation?
Should those who got high points get special treatment?
# irish railed
This story about gay porn and Iarnród Éireann is the best thing on the Irish internet today
No words.
# noooooo
14 parents casually destroying their kids' lives on Facebook
# parents
Surrogacy under the spotlight: How Ireland plans to handle this legal minefield
There are no laws governing surrogacy in Ireland, but they are on the way. Here’s what it will include.
# rap stars
Coolest father-daughter ever perform adorable rap together
She’s just kickin’ it with her dad.
# Thailand
Father in Thai surrogate case "has child sex convictions"
The couple released a statement to a newspaper saying allegations they abandoned their baby Gammy were false.
# Your Say
Poll: Should parents be assessed before they can homeschool their children?
Some argue that parents should not be as it is a constitutional right.
# no flying the nest
Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad
The DIT Cost of Living Guide says student living costs are over €8,000.
# type 1
Parents say full time consultant needed at Limerick hospital for children with diabetes
The locum full time consultant post at the University Hospital Limerick is being replaced with a half time position.
# Your Say
Poll: How old is too old to still live with your parents?
Research today said rising rents could force people to stay living at home longer. At what age should a person fly the nest?
# tipping the scales
The '100 millionth' Filipino baby was born this morning
The little girl’s birth highlights the challenge of providing for the growing population of people in the country who are already living in poverty.
# Stillbirth
Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals
The UCC report states the care provided to families following the death of a baby influences their grief journey and plays a key part in their overall recovery.