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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 23 September, 2017

Family - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them'

An Taoiseach wants workers to be automatically signed up to a private pension.

Number of dual Irish citizens living here up by almost 90% over five years

New figures from Census 2016 have been released.

Here's what's on this Culture Night for families

We’ve got a round-up for you in advance of the event on Friday 22 September.

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Family - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn

The warning comes after three people were hospitalised with serious eye injuries caused by the guns.

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

Family - Monday 18 September, 2017

This is why I'm against... homework

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

Family - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon

Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?

Family - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Recession's toll on divorce rates ends as applications return to 2008 levels

Divorce applications from 2015 were the highest level of this century.

Family - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home

A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.

Family - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls

Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.

Family - Monday 4 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think getting rid of girls and boys children's clothing labels is a good idea? Poll This post contains a poll

Family - Sunday 3 September, 2017

An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery

Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, has operated entirely free of charge since its inception in 2012.

Does sleeplessness cause ADHD? Scientists think it might play a role

Around 75% of children and adults with ADHD also have sleep problems.

Family - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Over 6 months after Traveller ethnicity was recognised - what has changed?

Tinsmithing, education, and pride in who you are: the impact of one of the most momentous achievements for Traveller activists.

'For one of our first events they told us to bring food for 250 people – we sold one burger'

A bad leg break spurred this former marketeer to set up his own burger business.

Family - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back

Health minister Simon Harris said that those who aren’t medical professionals shouldn’t be giving expert advice on vaccines.

Family - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Super Valu is clinging onto top spot in Ireland's battle of the supermarkets

Tesco has posted some strong sales growth.

Family - Sunday 27 August, 2017

State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018

An across-the-board increase is reportedly being considered.

Family - Friday 25 August, 2017

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

Family - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials?

New research shows that house prices in Ireland are much less affordable than they were 30 years ago.

Family - Friday 18 August, 2017

Rainfall warning in place for five counties amid risk of spot flooding

The heaviest of the showers are likely to begin in the west and northwest before moving eastwards.

Family - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

Family - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Donald Trump's childhood home is up on Airbnb for €636-a-night

There’s a cardboard cutout of the US President in one of the rooms.

Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay

The government says it has no plans to change the laws.

Family - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

Family - Friday 11 August, 2017

Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student

A departmental committee decided that the boy should be given a place – but that has been overruled twice now.

Family - Thursday 10 August, 2017

The weather is looking pretty good for the weekend

It’ll be mainly dry with sunny spells and some scattered showers.

Family - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough

Two new Hiqa reports have identified a number of shortcomings.

Family - Monday 7 August, 2017

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”

Family - Saturday 5 August, 2017

€4 million to be spent giving 6,200 packs of sensory toys to crèches across the country

Minister Katherine Zappone has set aside €4 million for the project, which is being put out to tender.

Family - Friday 4 August, 2017

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

Family - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?

In life or death cases involving children, should they be kept anonymous?

Family - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs?

Many parents will have to spend hundreds of euro in the coming weeks.

Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books

“August will be extremely stressful for me… I will lose sleep and I will worry,” one parent said.

Family - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

This stunning moment won the top prize for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

It captured the erupting Volcán de Colima in Mexico.

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.

Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school?

At the start of World Breastfeeding Week, British child experts have called for such education to be introduced in Britain.

Almost a third of Irish couples have used the 'withdrawal method' as contraception

38% of Irish couples report using no method of contraception in their relationship.

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