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#Family

# family - Monday 6 August, 2018

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

# family - Sunday 5 August, 2018

PTSB defends timing of letters to homeowners about mortgage sale to vulture fund

The announcement was made about the loans earlier this week – and it has since emerged that the portfolio included performing loans.

# family - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Saying goodbye to Dad: 'I grappled with how I could fully express how much he means to me'

In the final week of my stay, my mind turned to how I would leave my father on what would definitely be the most heavy hearted of all our farewells, writes Larry Donnelly.

# family - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent

The couple said the landlord’s refusal had “a damaging effect for their family, both financially and personally”.

# family - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

WIN: A hamper of Lily O'Brien's chocolates to thank your little one's teacher

We also won’t tell if you want to keep them for yourself.

# family - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

# family - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'It's incredible': DNA test confirms identity of Pauline Bewick's biological father

The artist was given a present of a DNA test which confirmed his identity. She had previously thought her father died when she was a toddler.

# family - Friday 11 May, 2018

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

# family - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Family desperate to bring brother in coma home from Turkey

The family have urged others to make sure they have the best insurance when travelling abroad.

# family - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Poll: Did you drink alcohol during your pregnancy? Just The One This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you drink alcohol during your pregnancy?

Doctors warned last week that Irish women were getting “mixed messages” about drinking while expecting.

# family - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Galway City to turn into literary hub this April

We take a look at what’s on offer.

# family - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why

The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.

# family - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Poll: Will your daughter be getting the HPV vaccine? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your daughter be getting the HPV vaccine?

The HSE offers the vaccine as an option for girls in first year of secondary school.

# family - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Poll: Do you know the warning signs of meningitis? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you know the warning signs of meningitis?

The northeast has seen an apparent outbreak of the illness.

# family - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Poll: Have your kids ever had a 'snow day'? Beast From The East This post contains a poll

Poll: Have your kids ever had a 'snow day'?

Schools around the country are anticipating closure this week.

# family - Saturday 17 February, 2018

France hands back Nazi looted art to Jewish family

The family fled to Paris from Germany in 1938 and were forced to sell the 16th painting.

# family - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Poll: Do you use milk or water to make porridge? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use milk or water to make porridge?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# family - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children Story Time This post contains videos

These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children

The 5 week programme sees parents working with their children to develop their oral language skills.

Poll: Do you know what the term 'road frontage' means? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you know what the term 'road frontage' means?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# family - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

WIN: A one-night getaway with dinner in the five-star surrounds of The K Club

Set on 550 acres of parkland, The K Club offers a truly luxurious escape.

Poll: Do you monitor your child's internet use? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you monitor your child's internet use?

Irish internet providers will now need to block certain streaming sites, as per a High Court ruling.

# family - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Poll: Where is your Christmas tree right now? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Where is your Christmas tree right now?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# family - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

WIN: A great family night at the brand new ODEON Luxe cinema

See a movie in style in reclining leather seats.

# family - Monday 25 December, 2017

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off

The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.

Open thread: What message would you like to give your loved ones this Christmas?

If someone – at home or abroad – is on your mind, let them know.

# family - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

# family - Friday 22 December, 2017

Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced

Self-employed fathers, parents adopting a child and same-sex couples are eligible to apply.

# family - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Poll: What time did your kids get up on Christmas morning? Not Even A Mouse This post contains a poll

Poll: What time did your kids get up on Christmas morning?

The days of sleeping off that mulled wine are but a distant memory.

# family - Monday 18 December, 2017

Poll: Would you get your kids a pet for Christmas? Not Just For Christmas This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you get your kids a pet for Christmas?

Earlier this month, the DPSCA received rehome requests for 45 animals in one week.

# family - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Woman arrested in connection with shooting in which two adults and baby boy were injured

The incident occurred in Mulhuddart yesterday.

Poll: When is the right time to explain where babies come from? Sex Education This post contains a poll

Poll: When is the right time to explain where babies come from?

A new report has called for better, more inclusive sex education.

24 things nobody tells you about being pregnant at Christmas

#4: You’ll develop a whole new perspective on the birth of Jesus. That crib was woefully lacking in sanitation.

# family - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Poll: Will you be doing any Christmas shopping online this year? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be doing any Christmas shopping online this year?

Irish households spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas.

# family - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Trevor Deely's family: 'The easiest attitude is to say he's gone... but he deserves more than that'

Trevor Deely went missing 17 years ago after leaving a Christmas party in Dublin.

# family - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Family suing gardaí after officers wrongly raided their home

The State offered a full apology to the family in February of this year.

# family - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Want to get married in a cattle mart? You could be in muck

Kenmare livestock mart hopes to let you put a ring on it … in their ring.

Poll: Would you announce your pregnancy on social media? Social Media This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you announce your pregnancy on social media?

Model Chrissy Teigen shared some special baby news with her 15m Instagram followers this week.

# family - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Poll: Do you think free GP care should be extended to kids over six? Family This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think free GP care should be extended to kids over six?

Health minister Simon Harris says €60 is too expensive.

I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?

Chrissie Russell has a baby on the way and a curious three-year-old. So she asked for some expert advice.

Parents Panel: How did you decide where your baby should sleep?

Night feeds, room-sharing – and a menagerie of soft toys in the bed.

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