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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Family - Monday 24 April, 2017

'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle Tackle Meningitis This post contains videos

'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle

Dawson and Rory Best are teaming up to raise awareness about the condition.

Family - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'We don't have the money for this' - Dublin mother pleads for funding for daughter's cancer treatment

12-year-old Robyn Smyth has been battling a rare form of cancer known as neuroblastoma for the past nine years.

Family - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Check out these incredible images of US National Parks - from eye level and space Mother Nature This post contains images
Poll: How important is your home county to you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How important is your home county to you?

Let’s get provincial.

Roscommon locals crowdfund to get life-size sheep sculpture ready in time for festival

Designed by local sculptor Mark Feeley, the sculpture will be unveiled at the Roscommon Lamb Festival.

Family - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The son of the world's new oldest person has died aged 97

Jamaican Violet Brown (117) is now the world’s oldest person after the death of Italian Emma Morano.

Family - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Whatever happened to... A giant Disneyland-style theme park in north Dublin?

The development would have been the biggest ever in Ireland – even including a monorail.

Family - Monday 17 April, 2017

'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness Fibromyalgia This post contains videos

'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness

Jo Allen has a chronic pain condition and has been getting some relief from cannabis-derived medicine.

'He’s very brave, he was in surgery for 10 hours': Tommy Long finally gets scoliosis operation

Tommy’s mother Michelle said he looks “unrecognisable” since the surgery.

Family - Friday 14 April, 2017

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate

Dogs Trust has released a warning to pet owners this Easter.

'She's a curious little thing': Meet the first tropical stingray to be born in Ireland

The Atlantic Cownose Ray is listed as a near threatened species and could face extinction in the future.

Family - Thursday 13 April, 2017

The average age for Irish brides and grooms is getting older and older

For men it’s nearly 36 and for women it’s nearly 34.

There are some major changes to train services this Easter weekend

Northside Darts will not be running.

Family - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Thousands of families to lose out on money for childcare as Revenue can't give data to government

Revenue is not yet in a position to share information with the relevant department.

Family - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'He was in hospital on Monday - by Friday, he was dead'

A son and mother have made a unique play where they discuss the death of the man closest to them.

Easter holidays have begun and here's what's happening around the country

A quick round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the next week.

The streets of Ballyfermot are the stage today for a modern twist on the Passion of the Christ

The theatrical production will retell the story with a modern twist, incorporating the housing crisis.

Family - Friday 7 April, 2017

Community Employment places to be expanded as Varadkar calls them 'essential' and 'worthwhile'

The minister says the schemes “do work that has to be done”.

Family - Thursday 6 April, 2017

One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics

Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.

Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for

Some of the summary results from last year’s census will be published today.

Family - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness'

Pieta House’s Resilience Academy aims to help young people deal with mental health issues.

Family - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'It made me feel empowered': The Coombe celebrates 100 water births

The hospital has invited all of the parents and their water babies back for a reunion which will take place later today.

Family - Friday 31 March, 2017

Nobody knows how this cat made a two-year, 4,800km journey from California to Canada Route Kitty Six This post contains videos

Nobody knows how this cat made a two-year, 4,800km journey from California to Canada

BooBoo has turned up 2.5 years after going missing.

School bus drivers to be asked if they want to join strike action

Bus Éireann workers have been striking for eight days now – but school services hadn’t been affected.

Heavy rain today and tomorrow, but Sunday doesn't look too bad

The weather won’t help transport disruption around the country.

Family - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TD

Deputy Anne Rabbitte says she’s seen it happen outside teenage discos.

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.

'I can't get to work': Here's how the Bus Éireann strikes have been affecting you

“If this was a strike in Dublin everything would have been sorted a lot quicker,” one of TheJournal.ie’s commenters said.

Family - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

More parents are using children to shoplift for them, according to retailers

According to Retail Excellence, all kinds of shops – from electronics to garden centres – are reporting higher rates of children shoplifting.

Family - Monday 27 March, 2017

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

An optical attachment analyses video of semen.

Family - Sunday 26 March, 2017

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.

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