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'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”.
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.
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.
Three perfect itineraries for a Saturday in Dublin
With a little help from Transport for Ireland, you can spend an amazing Saturday exploring the beautiful sights of South Dublin.
'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.
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.
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.
Here are some Christmas-themed movies and shows available to watch on streaming services
This will save you from boredom over the festive season.
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.
'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.
From the Garden: Eat your (locally grown) vegetables this Christmas
There is always a price to cheap food, writes Michael Kelly.
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
'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.
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.
Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?
What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.
Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer
The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.
Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?
What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised
Department of Health says rollout of €1 million fund announced last year ‘under consideration’.
'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.
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.
Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.
Opinion: The mental health of our children should be the focus of Budget 2020, not Brexit
A bereaved mother says no child deserves to die because of poorly-resourced mental health services.
As vaping-linked injuries and deaths rise in the US, some Irish colleges are moving towards an all-out ban
18 deaths and 1080 injuries in the US have been linked to vaping.
Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.
'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls
Teenage girls can get the HPV vaccine if they’re still at secondary school – but teenage boys can’t.
'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis
The condition can develop from any infection and can be difficult to diagnose.
Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?
Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by uncovers an upward trend in grades handed to students.
Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital
All six babies are healthy.
Lynn Ruane: Child maintenance reform would be good for children - and good for the country
Many one-parent families are living at risk of poverty and an overhaul of our child supports legislation is vital to protecting their future.
Court decides child in foster care can go to Church of Ireland school against wishes of Catholic parents
The child’s parents did not consent to her attendance at the school.
British royal Archie Mountbatten-Windsor baptised at 'intimate service'
The private family ceremony sparked controversy in the UK in part because of renovations to the home of the royal couple.