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#families

# families - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Irish family "loses everything" as fire rips through Italy holiday camp

The family were left with their passports and a mobile phone.

# families - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

# families - Sunday 19 June, 2016

'Seven years seems like a lot - for us it's nothing': Murder victim's brother welcomes parole reform

The government supported a Fianna Fáil tabled bill this week, which would give victims and their families a voice in parole reviews.

# families - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'

Eight families have been using adult services to house their children in Dublin during May.

# families - Saturday 14 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

# families - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Census will go to extra lengths to leave nobody uncounted

Special provisions have been put in place to ensure rough sleepers and those in emergency accommodation are counted.

# families - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Families to sue sperm bank after being given donations from convicted felon

At least 36 women in Britain, Canada and the US are believed to have been inseminated with the sperm.

# families - Monday 28 March, 2016

“There was a blast suddenly – I saw a huge ball of fire”

The Taliban said that the suicide blast that hit families in a park was targeting Christians.

# families - Thursday 24 March, 2016

'Families hire 'cutters' to remove any sensation for the girl and it's called a rite of passage'

Extreme forms of mutilation can lead to difficulties in menstruation, painful intercourse, incontinence and infertility.

# families - Monday 7 March, 2016

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees

A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.

# families - Sunday 6 March, 2016

No family are like the Waltons. Some families are a nightmare

When family relationships break down it can be a shock for all involved because mostly they genuinely don’t know why.

# families - Monday 18 January, 2016

Bloodstained mattresses and rat infestation: just some of the complaints from homeless families to the council

Families also complained about cockroaches, anti-social behaviours and late night bars in their accommodation.

# families - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

10 tips to keep you stress-free this Christmas

Have you got lost somewhere in one of your lists – here are some practical tips to help you through the holiday season.

# families - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed

The military tribunal heard from former Private John O’Mahony.

# families - Monday 19 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should school start earlier to help working parents?

This is just one of the suggestions from two contributors working in the area of childcare who reflect on what’s needed to solve the childcare issues here in Ireland.

# families - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Nama team up with national housing co-op to put roofs over the heads of 19 families

Partnership between the NABCO and Nama has already delivered 58 homes in Dublin and the south east.

# families - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Here’s how families will be affected by the Budget

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

# families - Monday 12 October, 2015

“It begs the question: how serious is the government about Travellers’ rights?”

The fallout from the Carrickmines disaster, which claimed 10 lives on Saturday morning, continued this afternoon.

# families - Monday 5 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should there be a rent freeze?

There has been talk about penalties for landlords who don’t accept rent supplement, calls for the ban on bedsits to be lifted and continuous calls for more housing supply — so what is the answer? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# families - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Homeless families occupy show house in west Dublin

The protest began at 3pm this afternoon and is being led by Ruth Coppinger TD.

# families - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Living on pot noodles and cereal: ‘It’s hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children’

Families on the streets, living in hotel rooms and living on next to nothing – this is happening every day in this country and it needs to end, writes Rory Hearne.

# families - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life

But it’s a balancing act.

# families - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Councillor says people should be allowed to house families in caravans in their back gardens

Francis Timmons said this would be a short-term solution for people on the housing list.

# families - Monday 27 July, 2015

Berkeley parents: J1 students are ‘genuine heroes who responded tenderly to the needs of our children’

The families of students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse have expressed their thanks.

# families - Sunday 21 June, 2015

‘If you said no to the children they would just scream and sometimes punch you’

Au pairs are working in up to 20,000 Irish homes – many working around the clock for not much pay.

# families - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the ‘storybook child’

There are currently over 6,000 children in the Irish care system but in childhood, as in life, the implication is that younger is better.

# families - Thursday 14 May, 2015

‘I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I’m asking people to make this happen’

The Taoiseach said 40,000 people who have never registered before have signed up to vote.

# families - Friday 8 May, 2015

Ireland has a massive number of homeless children

New figures from the Department of the Environment have found 3,081 homeless people across the country.

# families - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad

Australia has withdrawn its ambassador, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott says relations between the two nations have entered a ‘dark hour’.

# families - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The number of homeless children is still rising

There were 911 children in homeless accommodation in one week last week.

# families - Friday 17 April, 2015

Families of Germanwings crash victims told: ‘You are not alone in these hours of loneliness’

A memorial service was held today in Germany.

# families - Friday 10 April, 2015

Families of murder victims say they are “invisible” in law

One survey respondent reported that they felt “non-existent, not respected, like we were nobody.”

# families - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

A crisp packet blocking a chimney could have killed this family

An episode of RTÉ’s ‘The Consumer Show’ talks to families affected by carbon monoxide poisoning.

# families - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Volcano and mountains found, but still no plane in search for MH370

Today marks one year since the Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared.

# families - Monday 23 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge 15 pains you’ll only understand if you grew up with an older brother Big Bro

15 pains you’ll only understand if you grew up with an older brother

Can you just be player one for ONCE.

# families - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Canadian police foil duo’s plan for deadly Valentine’s Day shooting spree

It is not thought to be terror related.

# families - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Photos: Sad scenes at Dublin Airport as Irish emigrants say goodbye Come Back Soon This post contains images

# families - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

# families - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

French company donates €100,000 to house homeless people in Dublin

Two charities today have called in the government to overhaul the rental system to keep people in their homes.

# families - Monday 15 December, 2014

‘There needs to be a two-year freeze on rents’ says Labour TD

Éamonn Maloney says the freezes are needed to stop Dublin from becoming a “landlords’ paradise”.

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