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'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?
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
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 takes place from 9-12 January at the RDS in Dublin.
'Families need a Christmas miracle': Irish-funded doctors to help Chernobyl babies in war-torn Ukraine
The group are travelling with the charity Chernobyl Children International.
Modern family homes close to Cork from €310k
A striking new collection of beautifully-designed A-rated homes in the picturesque town of Midleton.
'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'
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
Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.
Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash
In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.
Everything you need to know about the new US work visas for Irish people
It’s not a done deal yet, but advocates are cautiously optimistic about a big win.
Now you can finally limit how often you use apps on your phone
Here’s how to use Screen Time if you’re an iOS user.
39 people were killed or injured in incidents involving quad bikes or scramblers in 4 year period
There were 39 people killed or injured in collisions involving a quad bike or scrambler on a public road.
Why Disney decided to take the mick out of its princess stereotype
In the movie, the princesses stand up for themselves.
Hopes that Irish children's TV will follow UK and feature Lámh signing after viral video
Lámh is Ireland’s version of Makaton.
Emma Mhic Mhathúna among Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards finalists
Pat Hume, the wife of civil rights leader John Hume, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Awards at tonight’s ceremony.
'They deserve a second chance': ISPCA appeals for new homes for nine rescued Terrier dogs
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
60% of boys in sixth class have played an over-18s game.
BBC nature team defends decision to intervene and save mother and baby emperor penguins
The decision broke a principle of nature film-making to observe but not interfere.
'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'
Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, has written a moving memoir.
Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed
I can’t and won’t hide the fact that I find being Mum really tough, writes Geraldine Walsh
Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF
The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.
Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises
Teenage births have more than halved in a decade and the number of twins being born has increased significantly.
Concerns raised over morning sickness medication being sold to women online
There have been calls for the drug, which can cost up to €3,000, to be made available to women with a medical card.
Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.
Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'
School management have pledged that all students will be accomodated after the mid-term break.
Decongestants 'should not be given' to young children with colds
New research shows there is no evidence that they alleviate symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose.
Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000
This is what your savings will be.
Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year
The measure will be introduced from November 2019.
In many cases, students no longer think they need to accept their very first job offer
Students are growing in confidence about their immediate job prospects, writes Ruairi Kavanagh, editor of Gradireland.
'The stress makes me sick': New report highlights stark financial burden faced by Irish families
St Vincent de Paul says parents are struggling to eat, while prioritising their children’s education.
Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?
Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.
'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'
Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.
'Food terrorism': Australian strawberry scare continues as more needles found in fruit in copycat attacks
There have been 20 cases in the state of New South Wales alone.
Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free
Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.
Opinion: 'Can money buy you happiness? Not if you're spending it the wrong way'
Gill Hasson says that you should spend your money on experiences, not things.
End of an era for iconic children's characters as Lambert Puppet Theatre to close
The theatre was founded by puppeteer Eugene Lambert in 1972.
Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?
What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.
Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis
Rosie is about a young family who are homeless and living in hotels.
Students will struggle to find somewhere to live - but here is a starting point
We’ve been speaking to accommodation experts to gauge the supply and demand and the best moves this morning for CAO applicants.
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cork City
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Galway city
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dublin city
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Limerick
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.