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Family - Yesterday’s News


Family - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Having seen how much my wife went through, it felt so wrong to be heading out the door'

As a father, I’ve found returning to work after a few days very difficult, writes Eric Nolan.

Family - Monday 26 March, 2018

'We're absolutely blown away': Almost €100k raised for teen left paralysed after Storm Emma accident

Jack O’Driscoll fractured a vertebra in his neck after he fell during Storm Emma.

Family - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Gen Z: We're looked down on by older generations and not given the chance to show who we are'

We want to challenge this misconception and change the world for good, writes Keely Jenkinson.

Family - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals

Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.

Family - Friday 23 March, 2018

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog

The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.

Family - Monday 19 March, 2018

Writers to descend on Dun Laoghaire for a literary festival with bite

This year’s Mountains to Sea festival sees authors with strong takes on contemporary issues visiting Dun Laoghaire.

Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report

The European Commission says its product alert system has detected some light-up spinners whose batteries can cause “burns to the oesophagus and intestines”.

Family - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum

Irish psychologists explain how to talk to your child about the upcoming vote.

Family - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'May the cat eat you, and may the devil then eat the cat': This isn't the Irish you learnt in school

Fancy a quick lesson in modern Irish? Look no further.

Family - Friday 16 March, 2018

Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world'

We need to look at the real reasons behind our teacher shortages and think about how we can attract more people into the teaching profession, writes Garrett O’Dowd.

Family - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Met Éireann is predicting snow for St. Patrick's Day

Snow showers could be frequent in the east and southeast.

'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers

The Sleep Programme supports young adults to improve or maintain their sleep routine.

Family - Monday 12 March, 2018

Poll: Have you eaten a bit of Easter Egg already this year? Be Honest This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you eaten a bit of Easter Egg already this year?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs

Our education system must deliver a quality education that prepares each child for their future lives, writes Geoffrey Browne.

Family - Sunday 11 March, 2018

In Limerick this week, it will be all about showing kindness to your fellow man

The city’s annual Pay It Forward festival kicked off yesterday.

Japanese car companies come together to build hydrogen stations

Japan has focused on promoting fuel-cells, which combine hydrogen and oxygen in an electrochemical reaction.

Family - Monday 5 March, 2018

Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s

The pharmacy chain will no longer sell energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under 16.

Family - Sunday 4 March, 2018

'A campaigner to the end': Michael D Higgins pays tribute to author Emma Hannigan RIP

How a willow garden is helping these women 'reclaim' their local park

Fairview Park has been the scene of antisocial behaviour in recent years.

Family - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way

The Paris metro operator RATP stood by the penalty.

Parents from 100 Irish schools are to test out online payment options

Previous payments for school trips and book rentals have been made by cash or cheques.

Family - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Here's what to watch while you're stuck indoors tonight

Snowy movies ahoy.

Family - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Poll: Have you checked in with an elderly neighbour in this cold snap? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you checked in with an elderly neighbour in this cold snap?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Here's how to keep your pets warm and safe from The Beast this week

The ISPCA has issued advice on how to protect your pet during the freezing weather ahead.

A low-calorie diet with meat could reduce heart attack risk just as much as a vegetarian one

New research into the effetive of nutrition on heart health has been published.

Family - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'We've fostered 15 children, in the beginning I thought we were going to save the world'

“The most rewarding thing about fostering is seeing the potential in children that was sometimes overlooked when they were younger.”

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children

There has been no full-time respite service available in Kerry for around a year.

Family - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'There's no show like it': Here's what happens behind the scenes at Winning Streak

We were given a glimpse at rehearsals with Sinead and Marty.

Family - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Poll: How do you pronounce the 'creme' in Creme Egg? Be Honest This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you pronounce the 'creme' in Creme Egg?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Family - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Poll: Do you regularly eat in fast food restaurants? Be Honest This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you regularly eat in fast food restaurants?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Family - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way

A US company has conducted research on young children.

Family - Monday 19 February, 2018

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

Family - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'At 32, I was told I had breast cancer just seven months after having my first baby'

We’re all familiar with the expression ‘life can change in an instant’, now it makes complete sense, writes Georgie Crawford.

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower

New research has pointed to a link between the speed of eating and weight gain.

Family - Saturday 17 February, 2018

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back

Kumba from Sierra Leone is this year’s cover star.

The first Foroige youth club outside of Ireland has opened

The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually.

Family - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told

Online experts have been giving evidence before an OIreachtas committee.

Family - Monday 12 February, 2018

Filmmakers apologise after complaints over allergy scene in Peter Rabbit movie

The scene involved a character who has fruit thrown at him and has to use an EpiPen.