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Family - Sunday 30 December, 2018

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year

Dec 30th 2018, 7:15 AM 19,987 Views 127 Comments

Seven in 10 of the confirmed cases involved people who were not vaccinated.

Family - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Meet the family who turned the Christmas panto into their business
# Show Time
# Show Time

Meet the family who turned the Christmas panto into their business

Dec 26th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,342 Views 2 Comments

Claire Tighe started TheatreworX Productions at the beginning of the recession – 10 years on and the Helix Panto shows by her company have become an annual highlight.

Family - Monday 24 December, 2018

Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism
# Opinion
# Opinion

Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism

Dec 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,918 Views 20 Comments

The wish for all families is that they have their perfect Christmas but that may mean adjusting expectations to find what works in a family with autism, writes Tara Matthews.

Family - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Neonatal herpes is now 'a notifiable disease', in the hope to raise awareness of risk to newborns
# Baby Eibhlin
# Baby Eibhlin

Neonatal herpes is now 'a notifiable disease', in the hope to raise awareness of risk to newborns

Dec 18th 2018, 4:27 PM 15,507 Views 5 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris signed the Infectious Diseases Regulations 2018 into law today.

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'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans

Dec 18th 2018, 3:45 PM 22,893 Views 26 Comments

The architect says the project’s plans do not comply with incoming EU building standards.

Family - Monday 17 December, 2018

Nearly 16% of Irish households at risk of poverty last year while disposable income increased
# Deprivation
# Deprivation

Nearly 16% of Irish households at risk of poverty last year while disposable income increased

Dec 17th 2018, 8:25 PM 13,495 Views 31 Comments

New CSO data shows that the average annual household disposable income was €48,476 in 2017.

Family - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019
# Later Years
# Later Years

Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019

Dec 15th 2018, 7:30 PM 23,144 Views 44 Comments

A recent PAC report said it is not clear that the cost of care in public nursing homes is providing value for money to the taxpayer.

Family - Friday 14 December, 2018

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future

Dec 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,660 Views 25 Comments

I’m a single mother of four who was once homeless but now I’m working and studying for a degree. I want to let everyone know about An Cosán Virtual Community College, writes Róisín Kelly

Family - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character
# Meet Lily
# Meet Lily

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character

Dec 13th 2018, 6:01 PM 17,187 Views 52 Comments

Lily will help teach viewers about homelessness, a growing problem in many countries.

'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 21,954 Views 36 Comments

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

Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season
# Getting Better
# Getting Better

Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season

Dec 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 25,221 Views 18 Comments

The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.

Family - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10
# Research
# Research

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Dec 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,790 Views 33 Comments

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

Family - Sunday 9 December, 2018

'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?
# Emissions Targets
# Emissions Targets

'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?

Dec 9th 2018, 10:00 PM 24,405 Views 157 Comments

It’s been claimed that the tide is turning in how society views the problem of climate change.

Climate change and social media - Here's what's in store for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition
# BTYSTE
# BTYSTE

Climate change and social media - Here's what's in store for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Dec 9th 2018, 12:39 PM 7,282 Views 6 Comments

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 takes place from 9-12 January at the RDS in Dublin.

Family - Saturday 8 December, 2018

'Families need a Christmas miracle': Irish-funded doctors to help Chernobyl babies in war-torn Ukraine
# Chernobyl Heart
# Chernobyl Heart

'Families need a Christmas miracle': Irish-funded doctors to help Chernobyl babies in war-torn Ukraine

Dec 8th 2018, 8:45 AM 7,787 Views 7 Comments

The group are travelling with the charity Chernobyl Children International.

Family - Friday 7 December, 2018

'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'

Dec 7th 2018, 2:35 PM 72,646 Views 90 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opened 44 new social housing units in Dundrum, Dublin this morning.

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year
# Cancer
# Cancer

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Dec 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 10,872 Views 32 Comments

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

Family - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash
# Hitting Home
# Hitting Home

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

Dec 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,432 Views 10 Comments

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

Family - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Everything you need to know about the new US work visas for Irish people
# Going Stateside
# Going Stateside

Everything you need to know about the new US work visas for Irish people

Dec 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 37,824 Views 16 Comments

It’s not a done deal yet, but advocates are cautiously optimistic about a big win.

Family - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Now you can finally limit how often you use apps on your phone
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

Now you can finally limit how often you use apps on your phone

Dec 1st 2018, 10:00 PM 27,333 Views 28 Comments

Here’s how to use Screen Time if you’re an iOS user.

Family - Monday 26 November, 2018

39 people were killed or injured in incidents involving quad bikes or scramblers in 4 year period
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

39 people were killed or injured in incidents involving quad bikes or scramblers in 4 year period

Nov 26th 2018, 3:42 PM 13,381 Views 56 Comments

There were 39 people killed or injured in collisions involving a quad bike or scrambler on a public road.

Family - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Why Disney decided to take the mick out of its princess stereotype
# Ralph Breaks The Internet
# Ralph Breaks The Internet

Why Disney decided to take the mick out of its princess stereotype

Nov 25th 2018, 8:00 AM 22,327 Views 29 Comments

In the movie, the princesses stand up for themselves.

Family - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Hopes that Irish children's TV will follow UK and feature Lámh signing after viral video
# Communication Needs
# Communication Needs

Hopes that Irish children's TV will follow UK and feature Lámh signing after viral video

Nov 24th 2018, 11:00 AM 18,570 Views 13 Comments

Lámh is Ireland’s version of Makaton.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna among Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards finalists
# Awards
# Awards

Emma Mhic Mhathúna among Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards finalists

Nov 24th 2018, 7:35 AM 8,041 Views 0 Comments

Pat Hume, the wife of civil rights leader John Hume, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Awards at tonight’s ceremony.

Family - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'They deserve a second chance': ISPCA appeals for new homes for nine rescued Terrier dogs
# Donegal
# Donegal

'They deserve a second chance': ISPCA appeals for new homes for nine rescued Terrier dogs

Nov 22nd 2018, 5:56 PM 22,318 Views 10 Comments

The dogs were discovered by the ISPCA living in unsuitable conditions where their welfare was compromised.

One-third of eight-year-old boys are playing video games for over-18s
# Online Gaming
# Online Gaming

One-third of eight-year-old boys are playing video games for over-18s

Nov 22nd 2018, 9:04 AM 12,834 Views 47 Comments

60% of boys in sixth class have played an over-18s game.

Family - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

BBC nature team defends decision to intervene and save mother and baby emperor penguins
# Dynasties
# Dynasties

BBC nature team defends decision to intervene and save mother and baby emperor penguins

Nov 20th 2018, 2:47 PM 46,326 Views 28 Comments

The decision broke a principle of nature film-making to observe but not interfere.

Family - Monday 19 November, 2018

'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'
# I Am Malala
# I Am Malala

'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'

Nov 19th 2018, 6:30 AM 15,643 Views 31 Comments

Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, has written a moving memoir.

Family - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed

Nov 11th 2018, 7:30 PM 44,423 Views 47 Comments

I can’t and won’t hide the fact that I find being Mum really tough, writes Geraldine Walsh

Family - Friday 9 November, 2018

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF
# First Lady
# First Lady

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF

Nov 9th 2018, 1:08 PM 40,820 Views 51 Comments

The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.

Family - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises
# CSO
# CSO

Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises

Nov 1st 2018, 9:57 AM 38,007 Views 78 Comments

Teenage births have more than halved in a decade and the number of twins being born has increased significantly.

Family - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online

Oct 31st 2018, 6:05 AM 25,451 Views 10 Comments

There have been calls for the drug, which can cost up to €3,000, to be made available to women with a medical card.

Family - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
# Report Card
# Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Oct 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,018 Views 59 Comments

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

Family - Monday 22 October, 2018

Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'

Oct 22nd 2018, 9:05 AM 18,251 Views 36 Comments

School management have pledged that all students will be accomodated after the mid-term break.

Family - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Decongestants 'should not be given' to young children with colds
# Warning
# Warning

Decongestants 'should not be given' to young children with colds

Oct 13th 2018, 1:00 PM 30,961 Views 33 Comments

New research shows there is no evidence that they alleviate symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose.

Family - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000
# Wage Packet
# Wage Packet

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000

Oct 9th 2018, 4:38 PM 45,285 Views 16 Comments

This is what your savings will be.

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

Oct 9th 2018, 1:53 PM 41,358 Views 22 Comments

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

Family - Monday 1 October, 2018

In many cases, students no longer think they need to accept their very first job offer
# Read Me
# Read Me

In many cases, students no longer think they need to accept their very first job offer

Oct 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 13,695 Views 17 Comments

Students are growing in confidence about their immediate job prospects, writes Ruairi Kavanagh, editor of Gradireland.

Family - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'The stress makes me sick': New report highlights stark financial burden faced by Irish families
# Struggling Families
# Struggling Families

'The stress makes me sick': New report highlights stark financial burden faced by Irish families

Sep 27th 2018, 11:16 AM 22,622 Views 78 Comments

St Vincent de Paul says parents are struggling to eat, while prioritising their children’s education.

Family - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?

Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 PM 14,078 Views 28 Comments

Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.