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Family - Yesterday’s News

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Family - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'Average combined maternity and parental leave is 98 weeks in EU countries - in Ireland it's 60'

Ireland is one of the worst countries when it comes to both parental leave payments as well as the length of parental leave, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Family - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

Family - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Need to organise your home? The three Ls are the secret to finding time to declutter

‘Writing lists lightens the mental load’, according to professional organiser Sarah Reynolds.

Family - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'I dread registering my child because I can't put his other parent on the birth certificate'

It breaks my heart that a member of our little family is being left out of the first document our son has to declare his status as an Irish citizen, writes Sarah Stone McDevitt.

Parents giving their children alcohol doesn't lower the risks

Researchers say drinking during adolescence is particularly concerning

Family - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From The42 It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week Picture This

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

'Pooper snoopers are needed to stop family walks ending in excrement being scrubbed from shoes'

Excrement of unknown origin, which poses real health risks as well as being disgusting, is invading our homes, writes Eric Nolan.

Family - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take

Idealistic images of motherhood on social media causes mums to feel insecure and isolated, writes Niamh Delmar.

Family - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Someone in the north west just became €4.4 million richer

The winning ticket was sold in Lifford, Co Donegal.

Want to refresh your wardrobe and save money? Here are some expert tips

We went to the Grafton Academy of Fashion Design to find out how to spruce up your wardrobe for less.

Family - Friday 12 January, 2018

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

Family - Thursday 11 January, 2018

The top Irish-made film of 2017 at the box office was Cardboard Gangsters

The most popular international film was Beauty and the Beast.

Family - Monday 8 January, 2018

'This is life-changing, but we won’t go crazy': Family syndicate collects €38.9m jackpot

“We will take a sun holiday in May or June, possibly the Bahamas or the Maldives.”

Family - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'We have to get a grip as a society': Could you stop buying clothes for a year?

We talk to a woman who did just that – and a woman who embraces the zero waste and minimalist lifestyles.

Family - Friday 5 January, 2018

An addiction to video games is to be classified as a disease

The disorder will recognise an abnormal fixation on gaming.

Family - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland HSE

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland

One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.

Family - Monday 1 January, 2018

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?

We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.

Family - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Family - Friday 29 December, 2017

9 stunning destinations from National Geographic's best winter trips Travel This post contains images

9 stunning destinations from National Geographic's best winter trips

There’s both warm and cold weather to choose from.

Family - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Poll: When was the last time you went to a panto? Oh Yes She Did This post contains a poll

Poll: When was the last time you went to a panto?

Is it behind you?

People are more interested in sex around Christmas (according to their web searches)

The analysis shows that people are in a better mood around the holidays.

Family - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Lewis Hamilton apologises after he's accused of 'shaming' his nephew for wearing a princess dress Backlash This post contains videos

Lewis Hamilton apologises after he's accused of 'shaming' his nephew for wearing a princess dress

Hamilton has since deleted a video of his nephew he shared on Instagram.

Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year

The Alexa app was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day.

Family - Monday 25 December, 2017

'It can be a lonely time of year. That's why I go out working': How it feels to work on Christmas Day

We spoke to some of the people who are getting up early in the morning while the rest of us open presents.

Family - Sunday 24 December, 2017

FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve?

Most of us would leave out something for the arrival of the man from the North Pole, but how much does Santa get through?

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

Family - Friday 22 December, 2017

'They've two Christmasses. One with us and another with their birth family'

Foster carers describe the extra lengths they go to make sure that Christmas is a good time for the children in their care.

Family - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'Um....pudding': Kids tell us their favourite things about Christmas Kids At Christmas This post contains videos

'Um....pudding': Kids tell us their favourite things about Christmas

We visited St Laurence O’Tooles Junior Boys school in Dublin and asked them what they like about Christmas.

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities

The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.

Family - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Boy (4) awarded €46,000 after he fell from wooden pallets while at a creche

The child suffered a laceration above his right eyebrow.

Family - Monday 18 December, 2017

Click.ie says tech products are being shipped as customers panic about Christmas gifts

Customers have also complained that the company is ignoring their calls.

'The ice-rink didn’t have any ice' - Families fume as Winter Wonderland branded 'a shambles'

The organisers have cancelled the event two days after it began.

Family - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Family - Friday 15 December, 2017

Two men who've been friends for 30 years went on Liveline to say they were marrying for tax reasons

Both said they are not gay but that the marriage is about saving money on inheritance.

Family - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals

Cases of rape would follow the same rules as the proposed 12 week limit.

Family - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Poll: If PE had been a Leaving Cert subject when you were at school, would you have taken it? Rack Up The Points This post contains a poll

Poll: If PE had been a Leaving Cert subject when you were at school, would you have taken it?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the benefits would be “far-reaching”.

Family - Monday 11 December, 2017

UK and China included in global recall of baby formula over salmonella fears

Lactalis has recalled nearly 7,000 tonnes of formula after over two dozen babies fell ill in France.