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From TheJournal.ie Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life Read Me

Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life

Today, with the passing of the Human Trafficking Amendment Bill, we are one step closure to ending slavery in our country, writes Aoife Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Wristband campaign aims to help locate lost children at the beach Lost And Found

Wristband campaign aims to help locate lost children at the beach

The phone number of the parents or guardians will be on the wristbands in case the child gets lost on a busy beach.

15 savagely honest love messages from children

“You are middle-aged now.”

From TheJournal.ie Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws Homicide

Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws

Support group AdVic has called for a number of reforms, including minimum sentences for homicide.

5 brilliantly Irish Father's Day cards

For your auld da.

From TheJournal.ie Child care court reports show drug abuse, violence and mental illness Children

Child care court reports show drug abuse, violence and mental illness

The reports are published on the Child Law Project website, which was launched earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO Read Me

Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO

People often think that working with ill children must be upsetting, but it is anything but, says Barretstown’s Dee Ahearn, who writes about how Barretstown helps children and families enjoy life again and why we all need to help ensure that work continues.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Ohio kidnappings bring the issue of ‘missing persons’ into sharp focus Opinion

Column: The Ohio kidnappings bring the issue of ‘missing persons’ into sharp focus

About 4,000 people go missing for a time in Ireland each year – and the emotional impact on their loved ones, who live with ongoing uncertainty and questions, is immense. They must be given proper support, writes, Dermot Browne.

From TheJournal.ie Debt advice service sees people trying to cope 'breaking down in tears' New Beginning

Debt advice service sees people trying to cope 'breaking down in tears'

New Beginning have organised free, debt advice seminars across Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The same-sex marriage debate shows ‘non-traditional’ families aren’t really accepted Opinion

Column: The same-sex marriage debate shows ‘non-traditional’ families aren’t really accepted

As a single parent family, I realise we’ve only been tolerated as opposed to accepted as a proper family unit and because of the absence of the traditional set up we are somehow ‘less than’, writes Carol Redmond, who says same-sex unions are being treated in the same way.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Can a long distance relationship survive? Read Me

Column: Can a long distance relationship survive?

Economic migration has forced many families to separate, leaving partners and children sometimes on two sides of the world. Tony Moore explains how you can make your relationship work even when you are so far apart.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s easy for ministers on high salaries to ignore the importance of child benefit Opinion

Column: It’s easy for ministers on high salaries to ignore the importance of child benefit

An across-the-board cut to child benefit was not a good move – but ministers on big salaries are removed from the realities of the man on the street, Nessa Toale writes.

From TheJournal.ie Bloody Sunday families offered €58k compensation Northern Ireland

Bloody Sunday families offered €58k compensation

The families of 13 people killed by British paratroopers at a civil rights march in Derry in 1972 are continuing negotiations with the Ministry of Defence.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Social housing in Ireland has reached ground zero Opinion

Column: Social housing in Ireland has reached ground zero

Despite demand being at an all-time high, funding for social housing has almost disappeared. If we commence building and utilise NAMA properties we can reduce waiting lists and stimulate the construction industry, writes Donal McManus.

From TheJournal.ie Fear of burglaries has risen over past year Home Security This post contains a poll

Fear of burglaries has risen over past year

Survey finds four out of ten Irish householders are “significantly concerned” that they might be robbed – and one in four men sleep with a hurley beneath the bed.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I try to embrace our family situation at Christmas’ Children

Column: ‘I try to embrace our family situation at Christmas’

Being a single mother can be messy and difficult, but it doesn’t mean that Christmas can’t still be magical for the kids, writes Nessa Toale.

From TheJournal.ie Judge blocks wedding between woman and her twin sister's killer Sorry What?

Judge blocks wedding between woman and her twin sister's killer

The mother of the girls says that her surviving daughter is mentally ill – but the would-be bride insists her betrothed was wrongly convicted.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Coming home for Christmas Christmas This post contains images

In pictures: Coming home for Christmas

There were a lot of smiles and happy tears at Dublin Airport today as people were greeted by their families and friends at arrivals.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 11 tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas Read Me

Column: 11 tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas

It’s easy for spending to get out of hand at this time of year. Michael Culloty of MABS offers some tips to help rein it in.

Would you hand your wedding over to your mother and mother-in-law?

New reality show for RTÉ is asking you to do just that.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Am I worried about the budget? Of course I am. Opinion

Column: Am I worried about the budget? Of course I am.

Whatever tomorrow brings, it’s going to make a big difference to my little girl and I, writes single mother Nessa Toale.

From TheJournal.ie After more than 15 years, plans for O'Devaney Gardens officially scrapped Regeneration Fail

After more than 15 years, plans for O'Devaney Gardens officially scrapped

O’Devaney Gardens was supposed to be a model for fixing an area plagued with problems – but it all went wrong.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Forgotten Dead': Calls for database for unidentified remains Missing

'The Forgotten Dead': Calls for database for unidentified remains

Families who lost their relations at sea would like the database to be created to aid in the search for missing people.

From TheJournal.ie Households spend more on housing than food for first time ever Households

Households spend more on housing than food for first time ever

Figures from the CSO also revealed people are spending less on tobacco and alcohol and drinking more at home.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should child benefit be cut? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should child benefit be cut?

A new report says that if the basic rate of child benefit was cut to €100, it would save €200 million annually.

From TheJournal.ie Sweden mulls law to stop kids' phones from 'ruining' parents Parents' Pockets

Sweden mulls law to stop kids' phones from 'ruining' parents

Case where parents held liable for €6k bill run up by their children has led to plans for new consumer protection legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights Direct Provision

Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights

The number of asylum seekers is dropping, so Direct Provision accommodation centres are being consolidated in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women? Opinion

Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women?

Maeve Binchy’s books would have been different if she’d had children, according to one newspaper. Abigail Rieley asks: Why do we put this pressure on women?

From TheJournal.ie Proposals for Korean family reunions 'rejected' Koreas

Proposals for Korean family reunions 'rejected'

Families have been separated since the 1950-53 Korean War.

From TheJournal.ie Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest Twice The Fun This post contains images

Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest

Fundraising event is also a place for multiple-birth siblings to meet and bond with similar families.

From TheJournal.ie Families of Colorado shooting victims plan their goodbyes Colorado

Families of Colorado shooting victims plan their goodbyes

Meanwhile, a Maine man has admitted to police that he brought a gun with him to a screening of the new Batman movie.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are no words': McAreavey and Harte families respond to 'not guilty' verdict Michaela

'There are no words': McAreavey and Harte families respond to 'not guilty' verdict

Michaela’s families said there are no words which can describe the sense of devastation and desolation they both feel.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves… Opinion

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…

The Phoenix Park concert has highlighted the problem of young people and alcohol, writes Fiona Ryan – but the problems caused by parental drinking go largely unremarked.

Children's beauty pageant on its way to Ireland after securing venue Beauty Pageant This post contains videos

Children's beauty pageant on its way to Ireland after securing venue

Texas-based manager Annette Hill said Irish parents had shown huge interest in the event.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day Recessionomics

Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day

As new Irish book gives handy tips and recipes to help families cut their food bill, we want to hear about YOUR cost-efficient cooking…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work? Opinion

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Tol: This says more about the ESRI's professionalism than mine ESRI

Richard Tol: This says more about the ESRI's professionalism than mine

The academic who co-authored the controversial article which was withdrawn by the ESRI said he stands over his findings.

VIDEO: Children of the world rejoice! The self-making bed has arrived At Last This post contains videos

VIDEO: Children of the world rejoice! The self-making bed has arrived

What took this so long? See the wonderbed in action here…