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Family - Sunday 2 July, 2017

GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad

General practitioners will be starting an “information drive” to highlight the benefits of an EU healthcare scheme.

Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked

Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.

Family - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'If 17 people got hit on the roads in a day it'd be huge news' - off-duty lifeguards save man from lethal rip-tide

Brother and sister Bernard and Róisín Cahill were in the right place at the right time to help a stricken bather in Co Clare recently.

'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer'

Orla Fallon was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma at the start of her Leaving Cert year.

A cappella and piano maestros: July in Dublin is going to be amazing for music

We speak to the organisers of two music festivals.

7 Irish heritage sites to visit now that kids can go for free

Dozens of heritage sites across the country are giving children under 12 free admission.

Family - Friday 30 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think a 'no idling' policy should be enforced near schools? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a 'no idling' policy should be enforced near schools?

Ireland is facing a multi-million euro fine from the EU each year if it doesn’t reduce its emissions.

Family - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'We're spending our last precious hours with him': Baby's life support to be switched off

Charlie Gard’s parents have said they are “utterly heartbroken”.

Children with Leap cards to get free access to public transport for two weeks

The promotion will cover a range of Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Dart and Luas services.

Poll: Do you agree with ending 'baptism barriers' in most schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with ending 'baptism barriers' in most schools?

The new measure will mostly affect primary schools with a Roman Catholic ethos.

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city Georgian Parkway This post contains videos

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city

The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.

Family - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen

Throughout the country, decisions are being made for reasons that trump people’s relationships and families.

Full death toll from Grenfell Tower 'could take until end of the year'

Police previously said at least 79 people died in the blaze.

Good news for parents - kids are being given free admission to dozens of Irish heritage sites

The initiative will apply to all paid-admission sites operated by the OPW from this Saturday.

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

Family - Monday 26 June, 2017

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Share your experiences with us and earn some seriously sweet rewards in return.

Family - Sunday 25 June, 2017

This is what a Dubliner looked like in the 16th century

Facial reconstruction analysis has been performed on a skull discovered at the entrance of Trinity College in 2014.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's 'ridiculous' Goop health summit

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Family - Saturday 24 June, 2017

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment

The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.

Family - Friday 23 June, 2017

Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"

They were queuing for tickets for a preview of the show Room.

Family - Thursday 22 June, 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

Poll: How many countries have you visited? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many countries have you visited?

Home bird or travel addict?

"Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry

Margaret Bullen died in 2003 aged just 50 from a disease possibly linked to her exposure to industrial-strength chemicals in the Laundries where she had lived.

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)

The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Family - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Barbie's boyfriend Ken is now multiracial, has several body types and may even have a man bun New Fella This post contains videos

Barbie's boyfriend Ken is now multiracial, has several body types and may even have a man bun

It’s part of Mattel’s drive to make its iconic dolls more diverse.

Poll: Do you find it hard to sleep on these bright nights? Longest Day This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you find it hard to sleep on these bright nights?

The nights are very short right now.

Family - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey

Dutch-Irish artist Annabel Konig spent a month in the migrant accommodation centres in Athens in early May.

Family - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'

Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.

Family - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope' Walking In Space This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'

A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.

Family - Thursday 15 June, 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 - Monday 12 June, 2017

Poll: Do you have health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

Older people often pay more as they’re less likely to shop around.

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

Family - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Meet the people who are on-call 24-7 to make sure organ transplants happen

“A death has occurred, but a life is also saved and enhanced.”

Family - Friday 9 June, 2017

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules

Charlie Gard’s parents want to take the 10-month-old to the US for an experimental treatment.

Mars Ireland recalls some Galaxy chocolate products over salmonella scare

Consumers are being urged not to eat the affected products.

Family - Thursday 8 June, 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 - Monday 5 June, 2017

Exam advice for parents: How to support your child during the Junior and Leaving Cert

From organisational support to breathing exercises, there’s plenty a parent can do to help.

Family - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't

They usually end up in landfills, and are very difficult to recycle or incinerate.

Family - Saturday 3 June, 2017

This Irish festival wants everybody to enjoy the arts - so it's making 75% of its shows free

It’s also engaging in a fascinating project with a circus group called Extraordinary Bodies.

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