This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 6 August, 2020


# fatherhood - Thursday 25 July, 2019

From The42 'The best couple of hours of my life' - Fatherhood gives Dundalk winger Duffy a new perspective 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.

# fatherhood - Sunday 20 November, 2016

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.”

# fatherhood - Friday 18 November, 2016

From The42 Can McGregor remain UFC's big daddy when he becomes a father? 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.

# fatherhood - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Dads get a paternity leave boost for Father's Day

Tomorrow will see the publication of the Paternity Bill, a first for Ireland.

# fatherhood - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Irish dad captures fatherhood perfectly in this two minute video

Take a break and let Patrick and Benji entertain you.

From The Daily Edge An Irish dad perfectly captured what it is to be a father... with a surprise ending Fatherhood

# fatherhood - Sunday 18 January, 2015

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.

# fatherhood - Saturday 25 October, 2014

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.

# fatherhood - Saturday 9 August, 2014

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.

# fatherhood - Thursday 12 June, 2014

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.

# fatherhood - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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.

# fatherhood - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids...

(… and guess how that worked out)

# fatherhood - Friday 10 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Marky Mark says he wants to 'beat the crap out of' One Direction 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.’

# fatherhood - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Father sells original Spiderman comic to pay for daughter's wedding The Amazing Fatherman

# fatherhood - Friday 15 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge PIC: Amazing note from a dad to his gay son 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.

# fatherhood - Thursday 23 August, 2012

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.

# fatherhood - Sunday 29 April, 2012

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.

# fatherhood - Sunday 15 April, 2012

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 - Friday 20 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: How to... calm down a newborn Fatherhood This post contains videos

VIDEO: How to... calm down a newborn

Apparently making a sound like a motorboat does the trick.

# fatherhood - Saturday 10 December, 2011

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.

# fatherhood - Friday 30 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Who’s the daddy? Oh I am – 70 times over Daddy Not Cool This post contains videos

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 - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

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.