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From art to fitness, here's how to keep your kids entertained online during social distancing
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From art to fitness, here's how to keep your kids entertained online during social distancing

Mar 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,519 Views 2 Comments

People are using their skills to help parents through online videos and downloads.

'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'
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'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'

Nov 15th 2019, 6:10 AM 77,379 Views 70 Comments

The Dublin Simon Community is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. How different was the homeless problem back in 1969?

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin
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Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin

Jun 13th 2019, 7:21 AM 27,943 Views 158 Comments

The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.

Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment
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Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment

Feb 20th 2019, 3:23 PM 10,632 Views 6 Comments

The HSE issued apologies to 60 children as result of failings related to paediatric audiology services.

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families
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'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

Dec 13th 2018, 4:55 PM 21,955 Views 36 Comments

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'
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Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'

Nov 16th 2018, 7:50 PM 14,209 Views 89 Comments

Varadkar said Fine Gael is a “compassionate party” that has a role in offering a helping hand to those that need it.

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told
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Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

Updated Nov 8th 2018, 1:40 PM 13,937 Views 40 Comments

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity
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Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

Nov 8th 2018, 6:47 AM 10,341 Views 13 Comments

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused
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# Vulture Funds

Mortgage-holders caught up in PTSB loan sale to be invited to tell of the turmoil it has caused

Sep 4th 2018, 6:40 PM 17,105 Views 43 Comments

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said a full committee session should be dedicated to the loan book sale.

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again
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The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again

Jan 14th 2018, 8:30 PM 17,143 Views 61 Comments

The figures had been dropping, but November shows an increase in families staying in hotels.

Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'
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Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'

Jan 3rd 2018, 3:20 PM 14,078 Views 107 Comments

Murphy was responding to comments from the outgoing chairperson of the Housing Agency.

'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick
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'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick

Nov 23rd 2017, 8:45 AM 24,976 Views 22 Comments

The government has announced an emergency scheme to repair flood damage done to small businesses.

Concern over space for families at medal ceremony for Jadotville survivors
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# Siege Of Jadotville

Concern over space for families at medal ceremony for Jadotville survivors

Nov 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,478 Views 20 Comments

The Department of Defence has said it has put in place arrangements to accommodate additional attendees.

I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?
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# This Town Ain't Big Enough

I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?

Nov 15th 2017, 5:35 PM 2,933 Views 1 Comment

Chrissie Russell has a baby on the way and a curious three-year-old. So she asked for some expert advice.

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'
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'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'

Nov 8th 2017, 8:49 PM 13,544 Views 53 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents
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# Childcare

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents

Oct 10th 2017, 3:39 PM 82,768 Views 32 Comments

An increase to some child benefits, investment in the State’s free childcare scheme and more teachers are among the changes.

Here's what's on this Culture Night for families
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# Culture Night

Here's what's on this Culture Night for families

Sep 21st 2017, 6:30 AM 9,285 Views 2 Comments

We’ve got a round-up for you in advance of the event on Friday 22 September.

'The impact on children is very severe': 18 babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
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'The impact on children is very severe': 18 babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Sep 5th 2017, 1:25 PM 7,068 Views 20 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2016 annual report today.

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit
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Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

Aug 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,310 Views 5 Comments

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

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

Jul 17th 2017, 10:00 AM 10,368 Views 15 Comments

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

'A crisis of unprecedented scale': How will the Government end family homelessness?
# Growing Problem
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# Growing Problem

'A crisis of unprecedented scale': How will the Government end family homelessness?

Jul 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 12,626 Views 79 Comments

The State has struggled to cope with growing numbers of homeless children and families.

Cork hoping to get its own BUMBLEance to bring critically ill children to hospital
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Cork hoping to get its own BUMBLEance to bring critically ill children to hospital

Jul 9th 2017, 12:00 PM 6,926 Views 7 Comments

It’s hoped the vehicle will make 500 trips per year.

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September
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# Numbers Boost

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Jul 5th 2017, 6:58 PM 11,528 Views 25 Comments

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels?
# July Deadline
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# July Deadline

Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels?

Jun 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 8,360 Views 61 Comments

It is unlikely that the July deadline for getting families out of hotels will be met.

Parents may no longer have a 'moral duty' to provide for children in wills
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# Death And Taxes

Parents may no longer have a 'moral duty' to provide for children in wills

May 30th 2017, 4:43 PM 27,197 Views 38 Comments

The Law Reform Commission has made some recommendations.

Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?
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Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?

May 25th 2017, 9:22 AM 18,935 Views 93 Comments

12 families slept in parks, Garda stations or offices on Tuesday night as they had no place else to go.

12 homeless families with over 30 children told to present to Garda stations as there were no beds for them
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# No Beds

12 homeless families with over 30 children told to present to Garda stations as there were no beds for them

May 25th 2017, 7:51 AM 27,315 Views 90 Comments

There were no beds available for the families on Tuesday night.

'The parent is the expert': How to talk to children about the Manchester attack
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# Terrorism

'The parent is the expert': How to talk to children about the Manchester attack

May 23rd 2017, 3:47 PM 11,665 Views 12 Comments

An Irish psychologist explains how to talk to your child about a terror attack like last night’s.

'I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam's sofa': Living with homelessness
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# High Park

'I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam's sofa': Living with homelessness

Mar 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,148 Views 28 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to a number of residents at new homeless accommodation in Dublin.

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

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 14,883 Views 16 Comments

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

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending
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# Family Supports

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Feb 13th 2017, 2:40 PM 9,470 Views 12 Comments

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

More than 2,500 children were homeless in the last week of November
# Crisis
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# Crisis

More than 2,500 children were homeless in the last week of November

Dec 30th 2016, 4:55 PM 6,025 Views 98 Comments

From 21-27 November, a total of 1,023 families were homeless in Dublin alone.

The hunt to find the owners of urns found on the Mexico subway
# Remains Of The Dead
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# Remains Of The Dead

The hunt to find the owners of urns found on the Mexico subway

Oct 15th 2016, 6:15 PM 8,328 Views 3 Comments

The man trying to reunite them with their owners is Donovan Alvarado.

Poll: Should relatives get more inheritance tax relief?
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Poll: Should relatives get more inheritance tax relief?

Oct 4th 2016, 10:15 AM 22,933 Views 55 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is said to be planning a break for children, but not other relatives.

Irish family "loses everything" as fire rips through Italy holiday camp
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Irish family "loses everything" as fire rips through Italy holiday camp

Jul 6th 2016, 1:56 PM 62,896 Views 35 Comments

The family were left with their passports and a mobile phone.

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week
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# Working Poor

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

Jul 5th 2016, 2:02 PM 45,385 Views 82 Comments

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

'Seven years seems like a lot - for us it's nothing': Murder victim's brother welcomes parole reform
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'Seven years seems like a lot - for us it's nothing': Murder victim's brother welcomes parole reform

Jun 19th 2016, 7:45 AM 13,153 Views 12 Comments

The government supported a Fianna Fáil tabled bill this week, which would give victims and their families a voice in parole reviews.

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'
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# Homeless Crisis

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'

May 24th 2016, 1:12 PM 7,295 Views 13 Comments

Eight families have been using adult services to house their children in Dublin during May.

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?
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The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

May 14th 2016, 7:20 AM 1,276 Views 99 Comments

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

Census will go to extra lengths to leave nobody uncounted
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# Census 2016

Census will go to extra lengths to leave nobody uncounted

Apr 23rd 2016, 3:00 PM 21,428 Views 54 Comments

Special provisions have been put in place to ensure rough sleepers and those in emergency accommodation are counted.

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