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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.

Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked

Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.

Family - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'If 17 people got hit on the roads in a day it'd be huge news' - off-duty lifeguards save man from lethal rip-tide

Brother and sister Bernard and Róisín Cahill were in the right place at the right time to help a stricken bather in Co Clare recently.

'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer'

Orla Fallon was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma at the start of her Leaving Cert year.

A cappella and piano maestros: July in Dublin is going to be amazing for music

We speak to the organisers of two music festivals.

7 Irish heritage sites to visit now that kids can go for free

Dozens of heritage sites across the country are giving children under 12 free admission.

Family - Friday 30 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think a 'no idling' policy should be enforced near schools? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a 'no idling' policy should be enforced near schools?

Ireland is facing a multi-million euro fine from the EU each year if it doesn’t reduce its emissions.

Family - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'We're spending our last precious hours with him': Baby's life support to be switched off

Charlie Gard’s parents have said they are “utterly heartbroken”.

Children with Leap cards to get free access to public transport for two weeks

The promotion will cover a range of Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Dart and Luas services.

Poll: Do you agree with ending 'baptism barriers' in most schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with ending 'baptism barriers' in most schools?

The new measure will mostly affect primary schools with a Roman Catholic ethos.

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city Georgian Parkway This post contains videos

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city

The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.

Family - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen

Throughout the country, decisions are being made for reasons that trump people’s relationships and families.

Full death toll from Grenfell Tower 'could take until end of the year'

Police previously said at least 79 people died in the blaze.

Good news for parents - kids are being given free admission to dozens of Irish heritage sites

The initiative will apply to all paid-admission sites operated by the OPW from this Saturday.

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

Family - Monday 26 June, 2017

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Family - Sunday 25 June, 2017

This is what a Dubliner looked like in the 16th century

Facial reconstruction analysis has been performed on a skull discovered at the entrance of Trinity College in 2014.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's 'ridiculous' Goop health summit

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

Family - Saturday 24 June, 2017

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment

The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.

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