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# families - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Calls for urgent resolution to legal fees impasse for Stardust families
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Calls for urgent resolution to legal fees impasse for Stardust families

Sep 16th 2021, 4:38 PM 5,024 Views 0 Comments

Campaigners said this morning that the Department Of Justice has reneged on its “past promises” to pay for work undertaken by their legal representatives.

# families - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

From art to fitness, here's how to keep your kids entertained online during social distancing
# Online Help
# Online Help

From art to fitness, here's how to keep your kids entertained online during social distancing

Mar 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,567 Views 2 Comments

People are using their skills to help parents through online videos and downloads.

# families - Friday 15 November, 2019

'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'

Nov 15th 2019, 6:10 AM 77,412 Views 70 Comments

The Dublin Simon Community is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. How different was the homeless problem back in 1969?

# families - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin

Jun 13th 2019, 7:21 AM 27,972 Views 158 Comments

The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.

# families - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment
# Review
# Review

Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment

Feb 20th 2019, 3:23 PM 10,638 Views 6 Comments

The HSE issued apologies to 60 children as result of failings related to paediatric audiology services.

# families - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

Dec 13th 2018, 4:55 PM 21,958 Views 36 Comments

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

# families - Friday 16 November, 2018

Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'

Nov 16th 2018, 7:50 PM 14,212 Views 89 Comments

Varadkar said Fine Gael is a “compassionate party” that has a role in offering a helping hand to those that need it.

# families - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

Updated Nov 8th 2018, 1:40 PM 13,938 Views 40 Comments

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity
# Families
# Families

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

Nov 8th 2018, 6:47 AM 10,352 Views 13 Comments

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

# families - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused

Sep 4th 2018, 6:40 PM 17,206 Views 43 Comments

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said a full committee session should be dedicated to the loan book sale.

# families - Sunday 14 January, 2018

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again

Jan 14th 2018, 8:30 PM 17,155 Views 61 Comments

The figures had been dropping, but November shows an increase in families staying in hotels.

# families - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'

Jan 3rd 2018, 3:20 PM 14,081 Views 107 Comments

Murphy was responding to comments from the outgoing chairperson of the Housing Agency.

# families - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick
# Laois
# Laois

'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick

Nov 23rd 2017, 8:45 AM 24,989 Views 22 Comments

The government has announced an emergency scheme to repair flood damage done to small businesses.

# families - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Concern over space for families at medal ceremony for Jadotville survivors
# Siege Of Jadotville
# Siege Of Jadotville

Concern over space for families at medal ceremony for Jadotville survivors

Nov 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,488 Views 20 Comments

The Department of Defence has said it has put in place arrangements to accommodate additional attendees.

# families - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?
# This Town Ain't Big Enough
# This Town Ain't Big Enough

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

Nov 15th 2017, 5:35 PM 2,959 Views 1 Comment

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

# families - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'

Nov 8th 2017, 8:49 PM 13,564 Views 53 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.

# families - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents
# Childcare
# Childcare

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents

Oct 10th 2017, 3:39 PM 82,779 Views 32 Comments

An increase to some child benefits, investment in the State’s free childcare scheme and more teachers are among the changes.

# families - Thursday 21 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 21st 2017, 6:30 AM 9,286 Views 2 Comments

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

# families - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'The impact on children is very severe': 18 babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'The impact on children is very severe': 18 babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Sep 5th 2017, 1:25 PM 7,072 Views 20 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2016 annual report today.

# families - Friday 4 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,324 Views 5 Comments

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

# families - Monday 17 July, 2017

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families

Jul 17th 2017, 10:00 AM 10,376 Views 15 Comments

The highest sign-up rate for childcare services was in Roscommon, Donegal, Sligo, Kerry, Galway, Carlow and Leitrim.

# families - Monday 10 July, 2017

'A crisis of unprecedented scale': How will the Government end family homelessness?
# Growing Problem
# Growing Problem

'A crisis of unprecedented scale': How will the Government end family homelessness?

Jul 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 12,629 Views 79 Comments

The State has struggled to cope with growing numbers of homeless children and families.

# families - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Cork hoping to get its own BUMBLEance to bring critically ill children to hospital
# Children
# Children

Cork hoping to get its own BUMBLEance to bring critically ill children to hospital

Jul 9th 2017, 12:00 PM 6,937 Views 7 Comments

It’s hoped the vehicle will make 500 trips per year.

# families - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September
# Numbers Boost
# Numbers Boost

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Jul 5th 2017, 6:58 PM 11,532 Views 24 Comments

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

# families - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels?
# July Deadline
# July Deadline

Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels?

Jun 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 8,364 Views 61 Comments

It is unlikely that the July deadline for getting families out of hotels will be met.

# families - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Parents may no longer have a 'moral duty' to provide for children in wills
# Death And Taxes
# Death And Taxes

Parents may no longer have a 'moral duty' to provide for children in wills

May 30th 2017, 4:43 PM 27,306 Views 38 Comments

The Law Reform Commission has made some recommendations.

# families - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?

May 25th 2017, 9:22 AM 18,954 Views 93 Comments

12 families slept in parks, Garda stations or offices on Tuesday night as they had no place else to go.

12 homeless families with over 30 children told to present to Garda stations as there were no beds for them
# No Beds
# No Beds

12 homeless families with over 30 children told to present to Garda stations as there were no beds for them

May 25th 2017, 7:51 AM 27,325 Views 90 Comments

There were no beds available for the families on Tuesday night.

# families - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'The parent is the expert': How to talk to children about the Manchester attack
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

'The parent is the expert': How to talk to children about the Manchester attack

May 23rd 2017, 3:47 PM 11,667 Views 12 Comments

An Irish psychologist explains how to talk to your child about a terror attack like last night’s.

# families - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam's sofa': Living with homelessness
# High Park
# High Park

'I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam's sofa': Living with homelessness

Mar 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,160 Views 28 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to a number of residents at new homeless accommodation in Dublin.

# families - Friday 3 March, 2017

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced
# Newborns
# Newborns

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 14,886 Views 16 Comments

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

# families - Monday 13 February, 2017

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending
# Family Supports
# Family Supports

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Feb 13th 2017, 2:40 PM 9,486 Views 12 Comments

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

# families - Friday 30 December, 2016

More than 2,500 children were homeless in the last week of November
# Crisis
# Crisis

More than 2,500 children were homeless in the last week of November

Dec 30th 2016, 4:55 PM 6,034 Views 98 Comments

From 21-27 November, a total of 1,023 families were homeless in Dublin alone.

# families - Saturday 15 October, 2016

The hunt to find the owners of urns found on the Mexico subway
# Remains Of The Dead
# Remains Of The Dead

The hunt to find the owners of urns found on the Mexico subway

Oct 15th 2016, 6:15 PM 8,336 Views 3 Comments

The man trying to reunite them with their owners is Donovan Alvarado.

# families - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Poll: Should relatives get more inheritance tax relief?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should relatives get more inheritance tax relief?

Oct 4th 2016, 10:15 AM 22,938 Views 54 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is said to be planning a break for children, but not other relatives.

# families - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Irish family "loses everything" as fire rips through Italy holiday camp
# Italy
# Italy

Irish family "loses everything" as fire rips through Italy holiday camp

Jul 6th 2016, 1:56 PM 62,961 Views 35 Comments

The family were left with their passports and a mobile phone.

# families - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week
# Working Poor
# Working Poor

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

Jul 5th 2016, 2:02 PM 45,430 Views 82 Comments

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

# families - Sunday 19 June, 2016

'Seven years seems like a lot - for us it's nothing': Murder victim's brother welcomes parole reform
# Parole
# Parole

'Seven years seems like a lot - for us it's nothing': Murder victim's brother welcomes parole reform

Jun 19th 2016, 7:45 AM 13,158 Views 12 Comments

The government supported a Fianna Fáil tabled bill this week, which would give victims and their families a voice in parole reviews.

# families - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'

May 24th 2016, 1:12 PM 7,298 Views 13 Comments

Eight families have been using adult services to house their children in Dublin during May.

# families - Saturday 14 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

May 14th 2016, 7:20 AM 1,287 Views 99 Comments

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

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