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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 27 March, 2017

Family - Today’s News

It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone

An optical attachment analyses video of semen.

Family - Yesterday’s News

Transgender teens, blended families and feminism - the new breed of children's books

We ask experts about the move towards diversity on the bookshelves.

Ireland's pilgrim paths: 'They're the great leveller - you could be Bill Gates or unemployed'

This Easter, National Pilgrim Paths Week will take place.

'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths'

Representations of people with autism can be full of stereotypes.

Family - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Ireland's longest rope bridge is opening in Kerry

The owners of Kells Bay House & Gardens have put the rope bridge on their land.

Vera Twomey to march in Cork as Ava's ear infection brings on seizure

Today’s march in Macroom is ahead of a larger one in Dublin on Wednesday.

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed' Scoliosis This post contains videos

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'

Tommy Long is one of over 200 children waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland.

Family - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

These are the four richest counties in Ireland

Only four counties have a disposable income ahead of the national average.

Family - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

New Zealand school gets rid of gendered uniforms

Now, students will have a choice between wearing a kilt, culottes, shorts, trousers or PE gear, depending on their preference.

Should airsoft guns like this be painted pink or orange to stop them being used for crime?

New proposals are seeking to tighten the rules surrounding replica weapons.

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

Family - Monday 20 March, 2017

Family - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Appeals for help after toddler Estlin Wall (3) dies in car crash and her father fights for his life

The crash happened in Co. Clare on Wednesday.

'We compete with huge multinationals, but we're just two girls in Galway who had an idea'

These sisters took a step back from their dental practices to launch their own product.

Family - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Cake and chocolate maker Broderick's plans to hitch a ride on the 'healthy' snacks craze

The company is setting up a major new factory in Tallaght, which it hopes to throw open to public tours.

The first sign of summer? Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public again

The building is steeped in history, with its origins dating back to the 1670s.

Family - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Family - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today

A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.

Family - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

The family at the centre of THAT viral interview are back for another one Happy Families This post contains videos

The family at the centre of THAT viral interview are back for another one

The kids steal the show once more.

Family - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Behind the St Patrick's Day parade: 'You walk in with tears in your eyes - they are so dedicated'

We spoke to the two women responsible for the St Patrick’s Festival pageants, which will make up part of the parade this year.

Family - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Family - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Fair City is having an all-female episode... and they're all heading to the pub Here Come The Girls This post contains videos

Fair City is having an all-female episode... and they're all heading to the pub

The show is celebrating International Women’s Day.

Family - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Apple Pay is now available in Ireland Rockin' Cashless This post contains videos

Apple Pay is now available in Ireland

You can now tap your iPhone like a contactless card.

Family - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

Inspiring teens: 'Very rarely do you get really good news stories about young people'

Meet the teens who are making people realise they can bring about change in their local community.

Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion' Citizens Assembly This post contains videos

Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion'

The group was presenting before the Citizens’ Assembly this morning

Family - Saturday 4 March, 2017

'My only thought was if this plane crashes everyone is going to know that I’m pregnant' Personal Stories This post contains videos

'My only thought was if this plane crashes everyone is going to know that I’m pregnant'

The Citizens’ Assembly today heard first-hand experiences from women.

Citizens' Assembly told repealing the Eighth doesn't necessarily mean a right to abortion

This weekend’s two-day session has been lengthened to accommodate a hefty work programme.

Family - Friday 3 March, 2017

The Citizens' Assembly will NOT hear from a woman who regrets having an abortion

The assembly says the decision is reflective of the submissions they received

Abortion as an option in Ireland? Just 28% are in favour of it

Most people are opposed to a choice in all circumstances.

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

Family - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Trailer Watch:  Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Family - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

A family-owned cake maker has raised over €6m for a new factory in Tallaght

Broderick’s makes bars and cakes sold in coffee shops and retail stores.

Family - Monday 27 February, 2017

Poll: Should sex education deal with sexting and pornography? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sex education deal with sexting and pornography?

Should they be part of the curriculum?

The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic

Previously, Irish children received free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

Family - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act? This post contains a poll

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act?

We look at international solutions to dirty litter habits – and whether they would be effective here.

Family - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'Dismay' and online anger as pro-choice TFMR Ireland excluded from Citizens' Assembly

17 groups were chosen from 120 submissions to present in front the Citizen’s Assembly

Family - Friday 24 February, 2017

Poll: Should people be fined for putting the wrong rubbish in their green bin? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people be fined for putting the wrong rubbish in their green bin?

A third of all recycling waste is contaminated nationwide – that figure jumps to 40% in Dublin.

Family - Thursday 23 February, 2017

12,000 homes in Dublin will soon be monitored for what they're putting in their green bins

And if you’re contaminating the recycling – a fine could be coming down the line.

Next in line: Children's self-portraits take professionals' place in Merrion Square

The organisers had hoped to display 100 submissions, but due to the number of responses have decided to increase that over 250.

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