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Dublin: 6 °C Saturday 18 November, 2017

Family - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children'

Volunteers at the Capuchin Day Centre say that relative levels of homelessness are not the point.

Family - Monday 13 November, 2017

'Five days of rubbish' - Parents and teachers angry as summer school teeters on liquidation

One teacher describes the courses as ‘a disaster’.

Family - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Poll: How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen?

It’s not just children who spend much of their day looking at a screen.

Family - Monday 6 November, 2017

Celebrity nutritionist 'mortified' after using derogatory term for Down syndrome in new book

Dr Libby Weaver said she believed the term “mongolism” was a currently used term.

Family - Monday 30 October, 2017

This 11-year-old just had surgery for a brain tumour. Now she wants to help raise thousands for charity

Áine Ryan, from Limerick, has had friends and family around to help raise money for the Beaumont Hospital Foundation.

Family - Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

Family - Friday 27 October, 2017

Road authority to provide free cups of coffee to drivers over bank holiday weekend

The RSA and gardaí have implored cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians to wear high-visibility clothing when on the roads over the weekend as the clocks go back.

Family - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases

No other serious safety concerns were identified in the study of more than three million women.

Family - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

Family - Monday 16 October, 2017

Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has confirmed the news.

Family - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

An asteroid the size of your house will give Earth a close shave tomorrow morning

Asteroid TC4 will pass uncomfortably close to Earth just before 7am tomorrow morning according to Nasa.

Family - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Do you think you're better off after Budget 2018? How's Your Pocket This post contains a poll

Do you think you're better off after Budget 2018?

After all that, what does it actually mean for you?

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents

An increase to some child benefits, investment in the State’s free childcare scheme and more teachers are among the changes.

Disney sets out to rival Netflix and Amazon with new family-friendly streaming app

The app, which has a huge amount of content aimed at children and parents, is available now.

Family - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'They were creating their vision of a new Ireland': Bringing up your family as Gaeilge in the 1950s

A new documentary looks at how some families did this from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Family - Saturday 7 October, 2017

People who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight and develop heart disease

So says new academic research in the US.

Family - Monday 2 October, 2017

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.

Family - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Trumpets, tiaras, and trainspotting notebooks - a journey through Irish Rail's lost and found

Connolly Station in Dublin deals with a truly heroic amount of lost and found items on a daily basis.

Family - Friday 29 September, 2017

'If you walk down the street and someone asks you something you're able to say no and be left alone'

New guidelines have been put in place for charity fundraising.

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said the vaccine could encourage sexual activity. We can’t factcheck that – but we can say his ’70% safe’ claim is FALSE.

Family - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

There's a big difference between how men and women are planning for retirement

A new survey has revealed women are less likely to be putting money aside for old age.

Family - Monday 25 September, 2017

A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding

Schools are recommended to serve water and milk to children as part of the programme.

Family - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'Power to the Peepee': Dutch women are protesting about a lack of female public loos

A woman was fined €90 this week for public urination.

Family - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them'

An Taoiseach wants workers to be automatically signed up to a private pension.

Number of dual Irish citizens living here up by almost 90% over five years

New figures from Census 2016 have been released.

Here's what's on this Culture Night for families

We’ve got a round-up for you in advance of the event on Friday 22 September.

Family - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn

The warning comes after three people were hospitalised with serious eye injuries caused by the guns.

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

Family - Monday 18 September, 2017

This is why I'm against... homework

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

Family - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon

Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?

Family - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Recession's toll on divorce rates ends as applications return to 2008 levels

Divorce applications from 2015 were the highest level of this century.

Family - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home

A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.

Family - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls

Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.

Family - Monday 4 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think getting rid of girls and boys children's clothing labels is a good idea? Poll This post contains a poll

Family - Sunday 3 September, 2017

An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery

Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, has operated entirely free of charge since its inception in 2012.

Does sleeplessness cause ADHD? Scientists think it might play a role

Around 75% of children and adults with ADHD also have sleep problems.

Family - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Over 6 months after Traveller ethnicity was recognised - what has changed?

Tinsmithing, education, and pride in who you are: the impact of one of the most momentous achievements for Traveller activists.

'For one of our first events they told us to bring food for 250 people – we sold one burger'

A bad leg break spurred this former marketeer to set up his own burger business.

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