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# families - This year 2022

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Government's 'objective' to cut childcare costs before Christmas - Taoiseach

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 2:19 PM 26,408 Views 46 Comments

Martin warned that the toughest period in this crisis could be wintertime.

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing
# Sharon Keogan
# Sharon Keogan

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 4:50 PM 42,554 Views 27 Comments

Committee chair Kathleen Funchion TD was forced to suspend the meeting after comments from Independent Senator Sharon Keogan.

Babies born in Ukraine through surrogacy may be brought back to Ireland more quickly than usual
# Families
# Families

Babies born in Ukraine through surrogacy may be brought back to Ireland more quickly than usual

Feb 15th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,711 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is working with parents whose babies are due to be born soon in Ukraine, where tensions with Russia are high.

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told

Jan 27th 2022, 4:58 PM 19,891 Views 4 Comments

Senator Mary Seery-Kearney said she has been in discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney about the issues.

# families - Last year 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 5,080 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 - All time

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 15,889 Views 2 Comments

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

'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 77,540 Views 70 Comments

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

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 28,020 Views 158 Comments

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

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 10,676 Views 6 Comments

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

'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 21,978 Views 36 Comments

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

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 14,236 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.

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 13,952 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 10,366 Views 13 Comments

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

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 17,444 Views 43 Comments

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

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 17,198 Views 61 Comments

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

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 14,094 Views 107 Comments

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

'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 25,019 Views 22 Comments

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

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 19,504 Views 20 Comments

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

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 2,996 Views 1 Comment

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

'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 13,629 Views 53 Comments

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

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 82,818 Views 32 Comments

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

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 9,302 Views 2 Comments

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

'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 7,093 Views 20 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2016 annual report today.

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 13,340 Views 5 Comments

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

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 10,398 Views 15 Comments

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

'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 12,658 Views 79 Comments

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

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 6,952 Views 7 Comments

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

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 11,554 Views 24 Comments

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

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 8,389 Views 61 Comments

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

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 27,503 Views 38 Comments

The Law Reform Commission has made some recommendations.

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 18,990 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 27,360 Views 90 Comments

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

'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 11,679 Views 12 Comments

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

'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 16,199 Views 28 Comments

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

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 14,928 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.

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 9,539 Views 12 Comments

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

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 6,060 Views 98 Comments

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

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 8,360 Views 3 Comments

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

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 23,088 Views 55 Comments

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

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 63,231 Views 35 Comments

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

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