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Family - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?

There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.

Family - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'It means a huge amount to us as parents': How buying this Incognito artwork can help children in need Jack And Jill Foundation This post contains videos

'It means a huge amount to us as parents': How buying this Incognito artwork can help children in need

You won’t know whose picture you have – amateur or world famous professional – until after the purchase, but all proceeds go to the Jack and Jill foundation.

Family - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Opinion: Is the Catholic Church still covering up child sex abuse on the grounds that it is a 'pontifical secret'?

The summit heard that the canon law protection of ‘pontifical secret’ had been applied to numerous clerical abuse cases. Bizarrely, it was suggested that this practice should not continue – indicating that it is ongoing. writes Shane Dunphy.

Family - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Opinion: Families of murder victims have a legal right to information about the case

The Victims of Crime Bill 2015 legally obliges An Garda Síochana and the Director of Public Prosecutions to keep victims (or in homicide cases, their families) informed about their cases, writes Joan Deane.

Family - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Last ditch attempt to stop 23% VAT being added to vitamins and supplements

Food supplements have been treated as foods for VAT purposes and had availed of the concessionary 0% rate applicable to food.

Family - Monday 25 February, 2019

'The importance hasn't gone away': Calls for geography to be brought back as core subject

Geography was removed as a core subject from the Junior Cert last year.

Teachers to share roles between secondary schools to help tackle shortages

The scheme aims to solve recruitment problems in subjects such as STEM, modern languages, Irish and home economics.

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing

Exercise should be viewed as medicine. Indeed, if exercise could be prescribed as a pill, it would be the most prescribed drug on the planet, writes Professor Niall Moyna.

Family - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived

‘Something I’ve tried to live by over the past year is a lesson I learned soon after the bereavement- you honour the dead by choosing to live well, writes Noel Byrne.

Family - Sunday 17 February, 2019

The Irish For: What do these popular boys' names mean - and what can we learn from them?

Social trends are reflected in different names, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha, whose first name means “like an oak tree”.

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

The wipes contain plastic and can clog up sewers and cluster on beaches.

Family - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

Family - Friday 15 February, 2019

'We love you Mammy': Jedward pay tribute as their mother passes away

Susanna Grimes had been battling cancer for a number of years.

Family - Thursday 14 February, 2019

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

Family - Monday 11 February, 2019

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption

Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.

Opinion: Is allowing children unrestricted internet access a child protection issue?

Would you be happy for your six-year-old to have unlimited, unsupervised access to a firearm – perhaps if it had been modified to only shoot lighter loads? asks Shane Dunphy.

Family - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

Millennials still recognise songs from music's 1960s-90s golden age, study finds

By contrast, their recognition of musical hits from 2000 to 2015 diminishes rapidly over time.

Family - Friday 8 February, 2019

Opinion: Milestone ceremonies provide an alternative for children not making their communion

A humanist alternative to the First Holy Communion means that non-Catholic kids don’t miss out on having a special day, writes Tony O’Donohoe.

Family - Thursday 7 February, 2019

New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth

The study will explore the impact of a traumatic birth on a mother’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.

Family - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Opinion: Miscarriages are part of nature - so why is the subject still such a taboo?

It is difficult going through a miscarriage with all the confused emotions that brings, without being censored too, writes Darragh Quinn.

Family - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online

Today is Safer Internet Day, with organisations working to raise awareness around how people can be more safe online.

Family - Sunday 3 February, 2019

'A whole history to capture': Dublin's Tenement Museum wants your memories of tenement life

A series of oral history sessions will be held across Dublin throughout the spring.

Opinion: The death of James Bulger still haunts me

We have an ethical responsibility to face up to the dark truth that children perpetrate violence and equally we have an ethical responsibility to show empathy for victim’s families, writes Shane Dunphy.

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

Family - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Forget the Bird Box challenge: Try dealing with automated services when you are blind

It is frustrating that the challenges vision impaired people face are different from what is portrayed in Bird Box – because they are structural, writes Kevin Kelly.

Family - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in

The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.

Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s

The charity now feeds about 2,000 people per week.

Family - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it

A white bread sandwich in the belly is better than a vegan curry in the bin, writes Mary McCarthy.

Family - Thursday 24 January, 2019

First Amur tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo in 20 years to go on view this weekend

The zoo is inviting the public to suggest names for the cubs.

Family - Monday 21 January, 2019

Want to make your shopping trip healthier? Here's some advice

More than one-third of supermarket products on special offer are high in fat, sugar and salt.

Family - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'

21st-century parenting is the reason that many young people today have remarkably poor coping skills, writes Shane Dunphy.

Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier

Meanwhile, a €12 million contract to provide a passport processing system in Ireland is being put out to tender.

Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining

At peak times, customers have to wait up to two hours to get on the Viking Voyage attraction.

Family - Saturday 19 January, 2019

A place to grow old where you're 'never short of company' McAuley Place This post contains videos

A place to grow old where you're 'never short of company'

McAuley Place is situated in Naas, Co Kildare and sees 53 apartments available to residents over 65 years of age.

Family - Friday 18 January, 2019

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees

New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.

Family - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

Family - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Over 100 Irish 18-year-olds awarded free interrail pass to travel around Europe

The tickets are valid between April and October.

Family - Sunday 13 January, 2019

NUI Galway's Teddy Bear Hospital aims to ease children's fears of doctor visits

Over 1,200 sick teddy bears are expected to be admitted to NUI Galway’s Teddy Bear Hospital next week.

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