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Dublin: 2 °C Friday 24 February, 2017

Family - Yesterday’s News

Next in line: Children's self-portraits take professionals' place in Merrion Square

The organisers had hoped to display 100 submissions, but due to the number of responses have decided to increase that over 250.

Poll: At what age should children get a smartphone? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: At what age should children get a smartphone?

The ISPCC said they had a case of a nine-year-old sending nude pictures of herself to her classmates.

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Family - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Tesco and SuperValu recall Wicklow blue cheeses over listeria fears

The batches of blue cheese have been removed from shelves.

This couple say they are discriminated against because they are straight

The couple want a civil partnership and not a marriage.

Family - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?

Where is Ireland’s healthcare system going wrong, and what can we do to turn it around?

Poll: Do you get dragged into doing work while off-duty? Always On This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you get dragged into doing work while off-duty?

A new study has shown its contributing to people’s stress.

Family - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Robert DeNiro backs $100k reward pushed by anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists

It comes as a controversial documentary is released in Ireland.

Poll: Should vitamin D be added to more foods? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vitamin D be added to more foods?

New research has shown the proven benefits of vitamin D additives.

Family - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

"We weren't even allowed in the station!" - Is it possible to bring pets on Irish transport?

Croatian national Snjezana Frketic has travelled the world with her dog Onni – Ireland is the first place where she hasn’t been allowed to bring Onni on a train.

Family - Monday 13 February, 2017

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

Family - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates

A Trinity professor says such fear mongering presents a risk to the wider public.

Family - Friday 10 February, 2017

This teddy is being reunited with its owner after being left behind at Cork Airport

The teddy will be making his trip home to be reunited with this owner on Monday.

Family - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Galway's Smallworld creche to close this week

It’s understood that the building is to be sold, but there are no plans to relocate the business elsewhere.

Family - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'We just couldn't keep up with what the phone could do' - The trouble of keeping kids safe online

Mobile phones and teenagers’ internet habits have changed dramatically over the past decade.

Family - Monday 6 February, 2017

Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive?

Guidelines are to be issued to schools outlining how they can help cut costs for parents.

Pixies, Bell X1 and alt-J set for series of outdoor summer gigs at Trinity College

The gigs will run from 6 – 11 July.

Family - Sunday 5 February, 2017

45,000 children are set to sow, grow (and eat) their own fruit and veg this spring

Children were shown how to grow their own cress, runner beans and baby carrots at the launch of Sow & Grow.

Family - Saturday 4 February, 2017

A Dublin photographer has taken these amazing pictures of random, everyday life in Ireland

Award-winning conflict photographer Seamus Murphy spent a year-and-a-half documenting a side of Ireland all too familiar and yet all too different.

'More than five' anonymous women will have a vital say on the future of abortion in Ireland

The women will tell their own stories about their experience of the Eighth Amendment.

Family - Friday 3 February, 2017

Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage

The bill needs to be approved by the Oireachtas before it’s enacted.

Family - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Parent speaks of 'shock and anger' after girl (12) 'breaks her neck' on Tayto Park ride

Prime Time spoke to the father this evening.

Family - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

'He hung on to see his mummy' - Mum calls for anomaly scans after losing her newborn baby

Diane Magee gave birth to baby Christopher fifteen months ago but her child died soon afterwards.

Family - Monday 30 January, 2017

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home

Mothers who want to leave the EU to travel home can now continue to get maternity leave – which wasn’t the case before now.

New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland'

The government want to have 400 multi-denominational schools in place by 2030.

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.

Family - Friday 27 January, 2017

A complete list of the sharks in Irish waters has just been published

The leafscale gulper and the Portuguese dogfish are but two of 71.

Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change

A bill enshrining the right to home care passed the second stage of the legislative process yesterday.

Family - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Ireland's €88m Euromillions jackpot will be shared by syndicate

The money will be shared by a group.

'My 12-year-old son's bag weighs 1.8 stone': How to tackle heavy school bags

“If you asked adults to go around their job carrying that amount of weight, they wouldn’t do it.”

Family - Monday 23 January, 2017

Fuel prices rising: It costs €18 more a month to run your car compared to last year

Research conducted AA Ireland found that the cost of a litre of petrol is now at 136.3c.

Credit unions want to shake up the mortgage market and they've €400m to lend

A representative group also wants lending rules relaxed,

Family - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Demand for crèches: For the first time, there are over 100,000 children in free childcare

This represents an increase of almost 50% in a year, and comes before Zappone brings her plans before the Dáil next week.

Family - Saturday 14 January, 2017

World Record: Six siblings in one Galway family reach 100

The family were awarded a Guinness World Record for having the most family members reach 100 years of age.

Family - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Mrs Brown is getting her very own Saturday night chat show on BBC One

All round to Mrs Brown’s.

Family - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'If she gets another chest infection she probably won't make it, that’s the reality'

Nellie and Lara are the only two children in Ireland with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 – an extremely rare genetic condition.

'When the blood flows from abortion, Satan has his day' - Citizens' Assembly letters go online

Some 8,000 submissions were made to the assembly online and about 5,500 by post

Family - Friday 6 January, 2017

Dublin's Port Tunnel is getting a new system to catch people speeding

The cameras calculate car speed based on how long it takes motorists to get through the tunnel.

'Bloody hell Your Majesty, I nearly shot you' - Britain's queen was almost killed by her guardsman

“Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me,” Elizabeth II is reported to have told the guardsman.

Today is Nollaig na mBan - what's that all about?

Besides taking down the decorations.

Family - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today

Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.

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