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Dublin: 1 °C Sunday 22 January, 2017

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.

Dún Laoghaire seafront group begins High Court challenge to cruise ship plan

The court heard that it was anticipated that a cruise ship would call every second day from April to September.

Family - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes

Speeding, drink driving, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phones are among the chief causes.

The 4 major life skills to learn by the time you are 18

A former Ivy League admissions interviewer says that these help students to thrive.

2016 was the biggest year for new cars since the recession, but which maker sold the most?

Last year saw more new cars sold than any year since 2008.

This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic

Paddy Gallagher lost his leg in Afghanistan after he was blown up by an IED


One city has seen a huge hike in house prices - and it isn't Dublin

The big issue at the end of 2016? Housing stock at a ten-year low.

Family - Monday 2 January, 2017

Your dog can remember what you did

They may be easily distracted, but a new study shows that their recall ability may be deeper than previously thought.

Family - Sunday 1 January, 2017

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland

Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.

"We look, smell, feel the product": Supermarket selling past sell-by date food is hugely popular

Selling expired food is legal in Denmark as long as it is clearly advertised and there is no immediate danger to consuming it.

Family - Saturday 31 December, 2016

More cooking, fewer interviews: Famous Irish folks on their New Year's resolutions

2016 was a tough year for many – so what are our high-profile citizens looking forward to in 2017?

Breaking plates and binge-eating: People around the world celebrate New Years in different ways

Different cultures have different, odder, ways of ringing in a new year.

5 trends coming down the tracks in the 2017 property market

Economist Ronan Lyons gives us his take on what to expect.

Family - Friday 30 December, 2016

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

Irish people love watching shows about Britain and that's good news for TV3

We also love our live football.

Family - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start

Sleep hygiene is a priority for our tech-obsessed society in 2017.

The internet is full of free stuff and these are the ones worth downloading

Cause everyone likes free, useful stuff, right?

Family - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

20 Under 20: Ireland's brightest and most inspirational rising stars

The entrepreneurs, inventors, entertainers and leaders of the future.

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Poll: How many TV shows do you make sure to catch every week?

What shows do you mark on your scheduled?

Looking back: 16 moments from the 1916 centenary that buoyed the nation's spirits

From the big moments to the little memories – here are our highlights from the celebrations.

Hunger strikes, murders, and a war on terror: Ireland in 1976

Eamon Sweeney’s book Down Down Deeper and Down looks at Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s. Here’s a section from its fifth chapter.


Boost in numbers means there are now more special needs assistants than gardaí

An extra 115 special needs assistants will be available in January.

Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help

And you can do it without them accessing other parts of your phone or tablet.

Family - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Lost Ireland: 12 photos that capture forgotten moments of Irish history

“It is an architectural fact of life that buildings, like people, come and go.”

Family - Monday 26 December, 2016

Take a drone tour of this ancient hillfort in Donegal

See Grianán of Aileach as you’ve never seen it before.

From disco to Cinderella: Here are some top things to do before the year is finished

There are a whole host of events taking place around the country over the festive season.

Family - Sunday 25 December, 2016

The secrets to long life from some of the oldest people in the world

What you put into your body has a big impact on longevity, it seems.

Walt Disney came to Ireland in search of leprechauns and gold

The Hollywood legend has, in fact, a direct line to county Kilkenny.

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Poll: What's the best part of Christmas dinner?

So much to choose from.

Did you get a drone for Christmas? Don't fly it straight away

You should check a few things first before you go on your maiden flight.

Family - Saturday 24 December, 2016

28 lovely photos of Christmas in Dublin over the last 20 years

It’s simply magical.

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