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# Fatherhood

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# first born
'The best couple of hours of my life' - Fatherhood gives Dundalk winger Duffy a new perspective
The Derry native spoke about the recent birth of his first child after last night’s Champions League qualifier first leg with Qarabag.
# A Man's World
Do we value what men contribute to society and to family?
“‘There’s a crisis in this country for young men. They need feminism!’ says Rubberbandit Blindboy and he’s correct.”
# column
Can McGregor remain UFC's big daddy when he becomes a father?
Tommy Martin ponders how the arrival of his first child will affect the new two-weight champion.
# new arrival
Dads get a paternity leave boost for Father's Day
Tomorrow will see the publication of the Paternity Bill, a first for Ireland.
# Take a Break
Irish dad captures fatherhood perfectly in this two minute video
Take a break and let Patrick and Benji entertain you.
# Fatherhood
An Irish dad perfectly captured what it is to be a father... with a surprise ending
Meet Patrick and Benji.
Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired)
I used to think that male friends who openly expressed their love for their young children were going soft, I now find myself feeling the same way.
Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it
Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.
Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody
I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.
Stay at Home Dads: 'For now, this is my career. My daughter is my priority.'
As for the future, I will go back to work, in my own time. I feel the pressure of not having a “career” right now.
Opinion: I'm not genetically linked to my son or daughter but, honestly, it just doesn't matter
Dealing with my own infertility and the emotional journey that is IVF was full of anguish, but now we have our beautiful twins – and I love them so much it’s overwhelming.
Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard
Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara.
Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids...
(… and guess how that worked out)
# marky vs. harry
Marky Mark says he wants to 'beat the crap out of' One Direction
‘If I see that little p***k he’s going to get it.’
# the amazing fatherman
Father sells original Spiderman comic to pay for daughter's wedding
Now that’s love.
# father of the year
PIC: Amazing note from a dad to his gay son
This guy deserves all the high fives you have in stock.
# age matters
Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia
A study shows a 70-year-old man will pass on eight times as many genetic mutations to his child than a 20-year-old.
Column: Sleep deprivation for new dads can be hellish. Here’s how to survive.
Ask any father what their baby’s first few weeks were like and they’ll tell you it was like nothing they’ve ever experienced. Here’s some tips on how to cope, writes David Caren.
Column: ‘Those first months were magical’ – a dad’s paternity leave plea
Statutory paternity leave would help shift the attitudes of a whole society, argues Andrew Doherty – recalling the birth of his own children.
# Fatherhood
VIDEO: How to... calm down a newborn
Apparently making a sound like a motorboat does the trick.
Column: We must introduce paternity leave – for the sake of women, too
Paternity leave isn’t just an issue for fathers, writes Senator Ivana Bacik – it would help women finally achieve equality in the workplace.
# daddy not cool
Who’s the daddy? Oh I am – 70 times over
What would you say if your fiancé told you he had 70 or so biological children in the world? Watch this man break the news on new reality show.
# Fatherhood
Fatherhood causes drop in testosterone - and may keep men loyal
New research suggests that men are “biologically wired” to remain for child-rearing – as testosterone levels drop after a partner gives birth.