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From TheJournal.ie Charity found homes for 51 homeless children last year Homes

Charity found homes for 51 homeless children last year

In a report published today, Threshold said last year was their busiest year ever recorded.

From TheJournal.ie '33 years on, Stardust victims are still being ignored' Stardust Fire

'33 years on, Stardust victims are still being ignored'

Alan Shatter says no new inquiry is needed, but family members of victims say that is not good enough.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end' Families

Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'

The Minister for Justice aims to legislate for children born through surrogacy and donor material from a third party to be recognised as the child of the both members of the couple.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts Opinion

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The State’s new year resolution should be to cherish all children equally Opinion

Column: The State’s new year resolution should be to cherish all children equally

Cuts introduced since the beginning of the economic crisis have had a devastating effect on lone parent families, writes Louise Bayliss.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Separation and divorce is hard for everyone – especially at Christmas Opinion

Column: Separation and divorce is hard for everyone – especially at Christmas

If you’re anxious about how Christmas is going to work out now that your family unit is changing, try to step back and prioritise, says Bernadette Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Immigrant families will be 'torn apart this Christmas' Migrant Rights

Immigrant families will be 'torn apart this Christmas'

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says that laws regarding family reunification will lead to heartache this Christmas.

Open thread: What's your favourite Christmas memory?

Spread the Christmas cheer by recalling joyful times gone by.

From TheJournal.ie Families get surprise reunion of a lifetime thanks to Supermac's Christmas Cheer

Families get surprise reunion of a lifetime thanks to Supermac's

Reunited… and it feels so good.

From TheJournal.ie Social housing waiting list falls to almost 90,000 households Housing Stock

Social housing waiting list falls to almost 90,000 households

Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan said it emphasised the need for “momentum behind the delivery of social housing”.

From TheJournal.ie Financial pressures and lack of affordable housing linked to low fertility rates Families

Financial pressures and lack of affordable housing linked to low fertility rates

A Trinity College symposium suggested that housing finance and pension systems depresses young couples’ ability to form households and as a result has also depressed fertility rates in that country.

Watch families reunite for Christmas at Dublin Airport

Welcome home, weary travellers.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced Opinion

Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced

Clearly insurers are not building a mixed age profile of customers under their own steam, writes Patricia Conboy, who says those that don’t should be penalised.

From TheJournal.ie Childcare costs two-child families €16,500 annually Working Parents

Childcare costs two-child families €16,500 annually

The cost of full-time childcare for families ranges from €730 to €1,100 per month.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be rules about headstones in graveyards? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be rules about headstones in graveyards?

New rules in Donegal could see large ‘gaudy’ headstones being removed.

From TheJournal.ie Adoption Explainer: What’s the first step to take if you want to trace your parents Search

Adoption Explainer: What’s the first step to take if you want to trace your parents

There are a couple of routes you can take, says the Adoption Authority of Ireland, but added there are delays, so you should start your search as soon as possible.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We can achieve equality for all families in just three steps Opinion

Column: We can achieve equality for all families in just three steps

Family and social life has changed radically since our Constitution was published in 1937, resulting in many Irish families today being effectively ignored by society. But that can all change, writes Karen Kiernan.

From TheJournal.ie Adams: I have never shirked my responsibility on issue of 'The Disappeared' The Disappeared

Adams: I have never shirked my responsibility on issue of 'The Disappeared'

Adams pointed out that nine bodies have been recovered and the sites of four of the six remaining bodies have been identified as a result of work that he was involved in.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty Unemployment

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty Exclusive

The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin woman celebrates her 80th birthday by getting a tattoo... of sweet peas YOLO

Dublin woman celebrates her 80th birthday by getting a tattoo... of sweet peas

Nora McLoughlin said her reason for getting it is simple: life is for living.

14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween

What, your family doesn’t dress up in immaculately made themed costumes?

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents Families

Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents

The Ombudsman was contacted by the Minister for Justice on the issue today.

From TheJournal.ie Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers Tax Relief

Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers

The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.

From TheJournal.ie Jack & Jill CEO: Medical cards issue "turning into a crisis" Health

Jack & Jill CEO: Medical cards issue "turning into a crisis"

Earlier today, the Health Minister said that there has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards.

From TheJournal.ie 240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992 Abuse

240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992

The Dublin based agency, NIAP, says that 5 per cent of adolescents they treat are young girls.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 70 people trapped after Mumbai building collapse India

Up to 70 people trapped after Mumbai building collapse

There were 22 families living in the five-story building, owned by the city’s civic administrative body.

8 photos that prove being pregnant is a blast

Okay, it’s not really. But these photos would have you fooled.

Only younger siblings will understand these problems

This is your pain, little ‘uns.

From TheJournal.ie BUMBLEance: The ambulance specially made for critically-ill kids Bee For Battens This post contains images

BUMBLEance: The ambulance specially made for critically-ill kids

The concept comes from the parents behind Bee for Battens.

From TheJournal.ie GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country Healthcare

GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country

A new survey reveals the average consultation fee in Dublin is €53.29, while the national average stands at €46.26.

From TheJournal.ie North and South Korea confirm talks on family reunions to go ahead Together Again

North and South Korea confirm talks on family reunions to go ahead

The two countries were in disagreement about where the talks should take place, but a location has now been agreed by both parties.

11 signs you grew up in a big family

Do you have enough siblings to make up a football team? AND some subs?

From TheJournal.ie North Korea agrees to reunions for families separated since the 50s Family Reunion

North Korea agrees to reunions for families separated since the 50s

These reunions had been held for years to get families back together up until 2010 when tensions between the two countries rose again.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency Read Me

Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency

The Personal Insolvency Service is due to come into effect in the coming weeks, so what do you need to know about making an application? Stephen Curtis lets you know.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should families be banned from giving eulogies at funeral masses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should families be banned from giving eulogies at funeral masses?

A directive from the Bishop of Meath says that eulogies from family members or friends should not take place in the Church.

Did you go through The Awkward Phase as a teen?

These are the telltale signs…

From TheJournal.ie Crumlin Hospital says it mistakenly told 18 families their children may have been infected Bug

Crumlin Hospital says it mistakenly told 18 families their children may have been infected

However the children’s hospital now says there’s a new group of seven children who may have been contaminated with a bug.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis Opinion

Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis

The banks are not looking at the long-term resolutions strategies for homeowners in debt; the only available strategies are limited to those that that suit bank recovery, writes Julie Sadlier.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny: Families of the Disappeared have suffered enough Northern Ireland

Kenny: Families of the Disappeared have suffered enough

The Taoiseach met with families of some of the Disappeared, and has called for information from the public about the victims’ whereabouts.

From TheJournal.ie Column: In order to protect the vulnerable, Ireland needs a domestic violence register Read Me

Column: In order to protect the vulnerable, Ireland needs a domestic violence register

Domestic violence affects women, men, children and our elderly. Victims and their families should have the right to learn about the background of an abusive partner before it’s too late, writes Rita Harling.