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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# grandparents

All time
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare?
The idea of the Grandparent and Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme was raised with the Taoiseach this week.
# granny grant
Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare
The proposal attracted criticism Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme will be in the region of €1,000 per year.
# grandparents
'When I stopped working, I said I was going to put everything into these kids'
A woman who cares for her two grandchildren tells us how she’s been thwarted at every turn to seek greater supports from the State.
# Childcare
The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?
Family childcare comes at a price that can be difficult to define, writes Chrissie Russell.
# grandparents
19 lovely Irish tweets that will make you appreciate your grandparents
If you still can, go visit them immediately.
# Courts
Grandparents living in fear of grandsons who are terrorising them in their own homes
Two cases of alleged elder abuse appeared before Kildare’s family court this week.
This teenager's lovely grandparents wear matching outfits every day
The cutest.
# Foster Care
'They are not alone': Grandparents fighting for custody of their grandchildren not unique
Last week, reported about the removal of a child from the care of the grandparents due to their age.
# irish grandads
14 things only Irish grandads love
We love em really.
# it's complicated
Grandparents and foster care - how the system works
In the wake of a nine-year-old boy being removed from his grandparents’ care on age grounds, we looks at how foster care works.
# cutting onions
This tweet is breaking hearts all over the internet
# whisper challenge
This man's overjoyed reaction to becoming a grandfather is going super viral
“You are going to be a grandparent.” “You are going to the BEACH?”
# granny cool
This couple found out they're going to be grandparents, and their reaction was adorable
# grandmaster lols
Adorable grandparents are accidentally tagging Grandmaster Flash in their Facebook posts
The dotes.
# bye bye bye bye bye bye
Irish 2-year-old has perfected her phone conversations already
“Are you well?”
# baddie winkle
This badass granny is the new queen of Twitter
Eighty six-year-old Baddie Winkle is out to steal your man. And your Twitter followers.
# the big reveal
Man discovers he's going to be a grandfather, has sweetest reaction ever
It’s time for those Friday Feels.
# Earnings
Childminders warn new tax rules will force more into the black economy
Early Childhood Ireland said the move by Revenue may not be in the best interests of children.
# cool customer
10-year-old drives parents' car into a ditch, claims to be a dwarf who'd forgotten his licence
Ah, the old dwarf defence…
# grand art
Kids' drawings of their grandparents brought to life with photographs
These are adorable.
# Silver Surfers
The guide to selfies, as illustrated by grandads
Let these silver surfers guide you through the choppy waters of social media.
# overdone
This grandma wrote a FILTHY recipe for banana bread
Not suitable for grandchildren.
# grandaddy cool
11 reasons older people are cooler than you
Look, they just are OK?
# grandparents
New bill introduces definition of a grandparent
Fine Gael TD said it is an unusual piece of legislation as our laws do not generally address such personal issues as familial bonds.
# old school
Video: Inside Clerys department store in Dublin - in 1932
Check out this 1932 video of the legendary department store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, including the bargain basement, the ‘gay and lively’ café – and a mechanical zoo…
# Court
Elderly couple deny killing granddaughter
A Co Antrim couple are accused of the unlawful killing of their young granddaughter in 2001.