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#Family

# family - Yesterday’s News

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.

# family - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory for fathers? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory for fathers?

Over 27,000 fathers have availed of paternity leave so far.

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

# family - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives'

I don’t have to worry about the biological clock, and I’ll be thirty-eight when my eldest starts college, writes Susannah O’Brien.

# family - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think your kids get enough physical activity? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think your kids get enough physical activity?

One in ten Irish kids are obese, according to new statistics.

# family - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think Budget 2018 did enough for families? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Budget 2018 did enough for families?

From childcare to education, is the Government investing in what’s really needed?

8 events to bring the kids to this weekend, from art workshops to haunted houses

Our pick of Ireland’s best family-friendly events this Saturday and Sunday.

# family - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget's impact on families? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about the Budget's impact on families?

What are you hoping for your family next Wednesday?

From The Daily Edge 18 things that'll only make sense if you're a twin Double Trouble

18 things that'll only make sense if you're a twin

We don’t have a telepathic connection. Well, maybe we do a little bit.

# family - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Poll: Do you feel that you had sufficient maternity or paternity leave? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel that you had sufficient maternity or paternity leave?

A case this week shed light on our current entitlements.

# family - Thursday 21 September, 2017

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.

# family - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Poll: Do you read to your kids at night? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you read to your kids at night?

And the impact it might have on your child’s brain.

# family - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'

Deirdre O’Regan is 51 and in her final year of her degree. She went back to college after 30 years – here’s her story.

# 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 - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it' Fair Deal This post contains videos

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.

# family - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Homeless Defence Forces family offered council home

The family said they had also received help from members of the public and local businesses.

# family - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Poll: Do you worry about the bath products you use on your kids? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about the bath products you use on your kids?

Should the baby shampoo come with a warning?

# family - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?'

School principals say rising costs are putting pressure on parents and on schools.

# family - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Brown Thomas opened its Christmas Shop today and here are the photos to prove it

With 130 days to go until Christmas Day, is it time to start the shop?

# family - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Caring for Mam: 'Putting myself first is not an option even though I have the most to lose'

I am functioning through a crisis, writes Emma Hayes.

# family - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

8 family events to check out this weekend - from comic books to puppet picnics

Savour the final few weeks of the holidays.

Parents Panel: How do you limit screen time for your little ones?

From pulling the plug on Wi-Fi to banning the Xbox on weekdays.

5 never-ending arguments every couple with kids has had

There’s no winner in the endless ‘who is more tired’ row, laments Ciara McDonnell.

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year AA

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year

That’s according to an annual survey by the AA which recorded a drop in motor insurance premiums.

# family - Friday 4 August, 2017

From busking to vintage fairs: Here's what's happening this bank holiday weekend

Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.

# family - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

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.

# family - Thursday 27 July, 2017

The CSO has published an interactive map of where you will find the most single people

The CSO has published the map alongside its latest Census figures.

# family - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe

A number of people were photographed sitting in inflatable flamingos and unicorns in the river this afternoon.

Alton Towers says rollercoaster did what it was supposed to after passengers evacuated 180 feet above the ground

A rollercoaster train was 180 feet in the air when it shut off.

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

# family - Monday 24 July, 2017

Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target

A fundraiser has been set up to help Irish journalist Orla Tinsley raise money for a lung transplant aftercare.

# family - Friday 21 July, 2017

Maiden voyage of new Louth-Down ferry service cancelled due to 'severe weather'

The ferry, which will cross over Carlingford Lough, has rescheduled its maiden voyage for tomorrow.

'I've done a bad thing': 5-year-old girl fined £150 for selling lemonade outside her London home

Council officials filmed themselves reading the five-year-old a legal statement.

Dublin couple with three children both diagnosed with terminal cancer

The couple has three children under the age of 10.

'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too'

We need to plan for the next 10 to 20 years to make sure we get it right, writes John O’Connor.

# family - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Someone to look up to and to talk to': This programme gives children in need an older sibling

Big Brother Big Sister, run by the charity Foróige, matches up children with older volunteers to mentor and support them.

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