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Dublin: 20 °C Sunday 23 July, 2017

Family - Today’s News

Prince William on the time Diana organised three supermodels to greet him for his birthday Princess Of Wales This post contains videos

Prince William on the time Diana organised three supermodels to greet him for his birthday

It’s part of a new documentary about Britain’s two princes and their mother.

Ireland's most popular tourist counties and attractions have been revealed

Overall, annual tourism grew by over €1 billion last year compared to 2014.

A spectacular fly-past and understated Trump references: U2 bring 'The Joshua Tree' home

Sweeping visuals from filmmaker Anton Corbijn helped breathe new life into the classic songs.

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Family - Yesterday’s News

Children's doctors have been getting death threats and abusive messages over Charlie Gard case

Great Ormond Street Hospital says such behaviour is “deplorable”.

The story of the only Irishman deported from Ireland is hitting the stage

The story of Jimmy Gralton is being told in the play, which had its debut in Letrim.

Family - Friday 21 July, 2017

'I've done a bad thing': 5-year-old girl fined £150 for selling lemonade outside her London home

Council officials filmed themselves reading the five-year-old a legal statement.

'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too'

We need to plan for the next 10 to 20 years to make sure we get it right, writes John O’Connor.

Family - Thursday 20 July, 2017

An 'aggressive seagull’ is plaguing Today FM but are other humans responsible for its belligerence?

Experts say the attacks are carried out by a small number of “rogue individuals”.

Family - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year

The books expand on the universe of the Harry Potter series.

Family - Monday 17 July, 2017

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families

The highest sign-up rate for childcare services was in Roscommon, Donegal, Sligo, Kerry, Galway, Carlow and Leitrim.

Family - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Sitdown Sunday: Leo goes global

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

'Someone to look up to and to talk to': This programme gives children in need an older sibling

Big Brother Big Sister, run by the charity Foróige, matches up children with older volunteers to mentor and support them.

Family - Saturday 15 July, 2017

However you might feel about internships, employers say they use them to spot new hires

Graduate jobs survey finds employers more likely to recruit those who interned for them as students.

Family - Friday 14 July, 2017

Just finished college? Here are some tips for that first big job hunt

Employers are quite clear on what they believe Ireland’s students need to improve on – including their communication skills and being able to work on their own, reveals Mark Mitchell.

Family - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Award-winning fairy garden donated to children's ward at Portiuncula Hospital

The garden received a certificate of distinction in the postcard section at Bloom this year.

Starting salaries on the rise as graduate jobs market heats up

Survey from gradireland shows most employers questioned plan to hire college-leavers this year.

Family - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying

Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.

Family - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Kitchen wrecking your head? How to organise it and have an easier life

We asked an expert for some simple tips.

Family - Monday 10 July, 2017

Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone also announced expanded free childcare for refugees today.

Poll: Do you always eat burgers 'well done'? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you always eat burgers 'well done'?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies

Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU.

Family - Sunday 9 July, 2017

This empty old house is being turned into a unique venue for a Sligo festival

A building called Breda Murphy’s House is being turned into a temporary gig venue.

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts

What you spot will be recorded as part of an EU-wide programme Sea Change.

Poll: Are you watching Wimbledon this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you watching Wimbledon this year?

Anyone for tennis?

Family - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'

Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.

The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'

We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

Family - Friday 7 July, 2017

New tourism video shows off Ireland's 'glamorous' estates and gardens

A little inspiration for what to do this weekend.

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

Family - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know

Over 6,600 people, mainly mature and deferred applicants, will get offers.

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

Family - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

Poll: Do you think a living wage of €11.70 is enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a living wage of €11.70 is enough?

The current housing crisis, and associated increases in rent levels, has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour

The current housing crisis has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

Family - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

From an old Guinness boat to herding cattle: Capturing life at Dublin Port

More than 30 aspiring artists from Dublin will see their artwork displayed in the Hugh Lane Gallery as part of a new project.

Why do so few Irish people claim back their medical expenses?

Anyone can do it, yet nearly 60% of Irish citizens decline the option of applying for what is effectively free money.

Family - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Boy from Mayo is first-ever patient to be transported in BUMBLEair helicopter

A commercial helicopter pilot donated his time and the use of the helicopter at his own expense.

GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad

General practitioners will be starting an “information drive” to highlight the benefits of an EU healthcare scheme.

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