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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 16 November, 2018

12 genius phrases to stop the kids squabbling in two seconds flat


Am I being a bad parent... to think my toddler should be sleeping through the night by now?

We put one sleep-deprived dad’s dilemma to a panel of anonymous parents.

Parents Panel: What's your go-to spot for a cheap family day out?

Here’s where our panel members head to for family fun on a budget.


6 summer events for keeping bored kids entertained - from air displays to hip-hop classes

Here’s how to stop cries of ‘I’m boooooored’ this weekend.

WIN: A hamper of Spanish wine to celebrate San Fermín

Raise a toast to Pamplona’s annual festival.


Many Irish maternity hospitals don't have air con. Here's how they've been coping in the heatwave

There have been reports of new mothers and pregnant women in hospitals struggling with the heat.

Changes to the lone parent payment meant working single parents lost money

A new report from the ESRI looked into the changes made to the One Parent Family Payment.

Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium

Price discrepancies across the Irish car insurance market are as wide as ever, writes Jonathan Hehir.

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times

TDs and Senators pressed on if elements of sex education would be left out of the curriculum in Catholic schools.

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'

Single-faith religious instruction and all sacramental preparation needs to be parish-based and conducted outside of school hours, writes Peter Gunning.