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Family - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

People are more interested in sex around Christmas (according to their web searches)

The analysis shows that people are in a better mood around the holidays.

Family - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Lewis Hamilton apologises after he's accused of 'shaming' his nephew for wearing a princess dress Backlash This post contains videos

Lewis Hamilton apologises after he's accused of 'shaming' his nephew for wearing a princess dress

Hamilton has since deleted a video of his nephew he shared on Instagram.

Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year

The Alexa app was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day.

Family - Monday 25 December, 2017

'It can be a lonely time of year. That's why I go out working': How it feels to work on Christmas Day

We spoke to some of the people who are getting up early in the morning while the rest of us open presents.

Family - Sunday 24 December, 2017

FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve?

Most of us would leave out something for the arrival of the man from the North Pole, but how much does Santa get through?

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

Family - Friday 22 December, 2017

'They've two Christmasses. One with us and another with their birth family'

Foster carers describe the extra lengths they go to make sure that Christmas is a good time for the children in their care.

Family - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'Um....pudding': Kids tell us their favourite things about Christmas Kids At Christmas This post contains videos

'Um....pudding': Kids tell us their favourite things about Christmas

We visited St Laurence O’Tooles Junior Boys school in Dublin and asked them what they like about Christmas.

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities

The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.

Family - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Boy (4) awarded €46,000 after he fell from wooden pallets while at a creche

The child suffered a laceration above his right eyebrow.

Family - Monday 18 December, 2017

Click.ie says tech products are being shipped as customers panic about Christmas gifts

Customers have also complained that the company is ignoring their calls.

'The ice-rink didn’t have any ice' - Families fume as Winter Wonderland branded 'a shambles'

The organisers have cancelled the event two days after it began.

Family - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Family - Friday 15 December, 2017

Two men who've been friends for 30 years went on Liveline to say they were marrying for tax reasons

Both said they are not gay but that the marriage is about saving money on inheritance.

Family - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals

Cases of rape would follow the same rules as the proposed 12 week limit.

Family - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Poll: If PE had been a Leaving Cert subject when you were at school, would you have taken it? Rack Up The Points This post contains a poll

Poll: If PE had been a Leaving Cert subject when you were at school, would you have taken it?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the benefits would be “far-reaching”.

Family - Monday 11 December, 2017

UK and China included in global recall of baby formula over salmonella fears

Lactalis has recalled nearly 7,000 tonnes of formula after over two dozen babies fell ill in France.

Family - Sunday 10 December, 2017

How do you tell people that you have epilepsy? Irish app aims to help

Many people with the condition say they find it difficult to decide who to tell, and how to go about it.

Family - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition Unesco This post contains videos

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition

President Michael D Higgins is among those to welcome the news

Family - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Tragic suicide of young girl shines light on issue of self-harm in children

Self-harm is being seen to begin at a younger age, said an Irish psychotherapist.

Family - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

These are the best Irish books of 2017

We’ve got all the winners’ names right here.

At 185 years old, 'the world's oldest land animal' is about to get a lot busier

A new flight to the Atlantic island of St. Helena means Jonathan should expect some visitors.

Family - Monday 27 November, 2017

Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert

The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.

Family - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Want to get married in a cattle mart? You could be in muck

Kenmare livestock mart hopes to let you put a ring on it … in their ring.

WIN a magical family trip to Lapland with Sunway Holidays

Tell us about the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received to be in with a chance.

Family - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Walking home, I'll be called a gorilla or a monkey' - Teenager meets Taoiseach to discuss racism

Joella Dhlamini lives in Drogheda having moved from South Africa.

Family - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Young mothers queuing for handouts of nappies is the new normal for a Dublin charity

The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin is a busy place every morning.

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?

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