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Family - Today’s News

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

Family - Yesterday’s News

Irish customs have seized 200,000 fidget spinners as a warning goes out to parents

Consumers are being warned about fake fidget spinners.

Family - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Family - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months

The Ombudsman for Children is concerned that this is a children’s rights issue and plan to pursue the issue in 2017.

These are the best children's books in Ireland right now

The awards were presented at a ceremony in Smock Alley today.

Family - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Being able to talk to other parents has helped ease the worry'

A free swimming programme is helping children with scoliosis build strength and confidence.

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?

High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or cognitive difficulty in later life.

Family - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Airbnb is now listing activities for tourists travelling to Dublin

Airbnb’s Experiences platform has launched in the capital.

The Irish app that wants to help people get up in the morning

Pieta House said that they hoped their partnership with the app would help users in a “meaningful and positive way”.

Family - Friday 19 May, 2017

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'

Doctors are struggling with a jump in consultations and lack of resources.

Family - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Family - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Two boys fighting for access to drug that could help them keep walking

Two boys fighting for access to drug that could help them keep walking

Translarna, the only treatment for boys with a specific type of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, costs €400,000 per patient per year.

This gadget will sound an alarm if your charger overheats

It recently won an innovation award.

Family - Friday 12 May, 2017

Live A Better Life: 6 things you need to know about using your phone less

Want to use your phone less? We found out how.

If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival CPR

If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival

Every day, 13 people in Ireland die from sudden cardiac arrest.

Family - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

Five big things to change about how you use your phone

Try these and see how you can make your phone work for you.

Family - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From coding to a new language, learn something new using your phone

With these apps, you can learn a new language, get fit, or become an astronomy expert.

Government apologises for backlog in maternity benefit payments

Leo Varadkar said online applications are processed ‘much quicker’ than paperwork.

Family - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'We're struggling to keep the doors open': Donkey sanctuary appeals for money

About 70 donkeys are currently being looked after there.

Ireland looks absolutely stunning in this new video Wild Atlantic Way This post contains videos

Ireland looks absolutely stunning in this new video

Fáilte Ireland wants more Irish people to explore the west coast.

Simple expert tips on how to make the most of your phone's camera

This week, we’re all about cultivating positivity with our phone. So why not get to know your camera?

'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'

Nevaeh Gale-Spollen was just weeks away from her 10th brithday when she died from a brain haemorrhage.

Family - Monday 8 May, 2017

'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year

“Donating your organs is the most selfless act that anybody can actually do.”

Family - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Undue fear and confusion': Read the emails Vertex sent to Department of Health about Orkambi

A deal on the cystic fibrosis drug was finally reached last month.

Family - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'You hear a lot about our generation being lost - but we're just trying to cope'

Youth theatre is giving young people in Ireland the chance to express themselves, grow confident, and deal with issues in their lives.

Family - Friday 5 May, 2017

Giving toddlers tablets and smartphones can 'harm their speech development'

Every half hour a toddler spends with a smartphone increases their risk of delayed speech by 49%, say researchers.

Family - Thursday 4 May, 2017

This is why you need to backup your phone

Don’t ignore this simple but necessary step.

Family - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Facebook is adding 3,000 staff to root out videos of murders

In a post published today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the move was being made to make the social media site safer.

Family - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

Meath great-grandparents €100k richer after two Lotto wins in three days

The couple say they “won’t be going mad”.

Is the data on your phone secure? Here's how to make sure it is

Security is always a major concern but you have the tools to help prevent the worst from happening.

Family - Monday 1 May, 2017

Easy ways to stop your phone battery from ruining your day

Does your battery stress you out? Then read on for a solution.

Family - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Have questions about your phone bill or contract? Let us put them to an expert

We’ll be holding a Facebook Live event on Wednesday where your questions will be put to the consumer expert.

Poll: Are you happy with your life at the moment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with your life at the moment?

How are you feeling about your lot?

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide' Pieta House This post contains videos

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.

Family - Friday 28 April, 2017

Challenge 5: Fix something that's bothering you about your phone

A small change can mean a peaceful mind.

Family - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at

You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.

Family - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

It's 'too difficult': Why 40% of students say they didn't study science in college

Almost 80% of those who participated in the Young Scientist Exhibition went on to study science and/or technology in third-level education.

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