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Family - Friday 16 October, 2020

Employees could be given a legal right to request home working, Tánaiste says

Leo Varadkar said the idea is being considered as part of a public consultation.

Family - Friday 18 September, 2020

Tomorrow I'll climb my 50th peak as part of a lockdown-interrupted charity challenge. Here's what I've learned

At times drumming up the publicity needed to generate funds turned out to be harder than the actual mountain-climbing, writes Dermot Behan.

Family - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'

‘Starting primary school was always going to be difficult but now I am concerned that it will be deeply traumatic and damaging.’

Family - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'

The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.

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Family - Monday 17 August, 2020

Northern Ireland GCSE students will now be awarded teachers' grades without standardisation

This comes after accusations of inequality over the calculated A-level results, which were issued to students last Thursday.

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take

There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.

Family - Saturday 15 August, 2020

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

Family - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s

Lifestyle changes can cure some diseases and significantly extend our lives, writes Professor Ciaran O’Boyle.

Family - Monday 27 July, 2020

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus

The rules will be in place on School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann.

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1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Family - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo Exclusive

It has been 15 years since the State was told to legally protect the rights of families using ‘non-traditional’ conception methods.

Family - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children

The HSE has acknowledged that the government childcare scheme “does not address the majority of situations”.

Family - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

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

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

Family - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's what the parties say they will do to reform childcare in Ireland

After a childcare protest marched across Dublin today, here’s a look at what the political parties are promising.

'This is huge': Thousands of childcare protesters march across Dublin city

The Early Years Alliance said the crisis was caused by the government’s “chronic under-investment” in the industry.

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

Family - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Two babies delivered with help of Dublin firefighters today

DFB estimates that it assists in about 30 births a year.

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

Family - Thursday 26 December, 2019

11 Netflix hidden gems to watch this Christmas break

Tired of aimlessly searching? We’re here to help.

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas movies from the '00s?

Test your festive knowledge.

Family - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Here are some Christmas-themed movies and shows available to watch on streaming services

This will save you from boredom over the festive season.

Family - Monday 23 December, 2019

Explainer: How does Santa get all the toys made in time for Christmas?

Just how does he do it? It takes an awful lot of hard work.

No turkey for Christmas dinner? Here's a vegan recipe from the head chef at Cornucopia

No animal products? No problem. A recipe for celeriac strudels with portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes.

Family - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'Don’t wash the turkey' and other important tips to prevent making your loved ones ill this Christmas

Safefood said for 25% of people, this will be their first time cooking Christmas dinner.

Family - Saturday 14 December, 2019

From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas

There is always a price to cheap food, writes Michael Kelly.

Family - Friday 13 December, 2019

From vaccines to sneezing etiquette: Here’s how to get through the flu season

Did you know that you can get the flu vaccine in some pharmacies for as little as €20

Family - Monday 9 December, 2019

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned

Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.

Family - Saturday 7 December, 2019

From the Garden: Buying a real Christmas tree supports local jobs and brings a certain magic to the home

A real tree is a much greener option than one made from plastic, writes Michael Kelly.

Family - Thursday 5 December, 2019

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 2 December, 2019

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

Family - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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 - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

Family - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing

In this extract from his book, musician and Ballymaloe-trained chef Mike Hanrahan recalls what life was like on the road – and shows us how to feed a hungry band (or family) with a cassoulet recipe.

Family - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'

LGBT couple, Gabriela and Kelly Socol, are fighting for parental rights and equality for their family.

Family - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs

Consultant calling for fairer allocation of HSE budget to give medication to more patients.

Family - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year

Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.

Family - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised

Department of Health says rollout of €1 million fund announced last year ‘under consideration’.

Family - Monday 14 October, 2019

'Until now people have been expecting these kids to adapt - but why should they adapt?'

Just because a child has autism or has neuro-diverse needs, it doesn’t mean they can’t be encouraged to be artistic, as these experts show.

Family - Monday 7 October, 2019

Opinion: Single parents will be forced onto social welfare if childcare costs are not addressed

The new National Childcare Scheme could see lone parents losing out on subsidies.

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality

The Children and Youth Affairs Minister launched the social media campaign and competition today.

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