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# Family

This month
May 2024
Opinion: Child-free restaurants? That's just insulting, we were all kids once
Niamh O'Reilly
'90% of what we talk about at home is football' - Family fortunes for Clearys of Cork
Last month
April 2024
Opinion: No one should have to choose between career and family
Tracy Gunn
March
March 2024
'Disabled people are not a burden': Campaigner thanks public for resounding No vote
Family and Care referendums defeated by huge margins
Varadkar says O'Gorman doesn't need to resign over referendum result
Referendum Q&A: What will you be asked to vote on? And what exactly is a durable relationship?
People will next week be asked to vote on amending sections of the Constitution related to the family and the provision of care.
The votes, dubbed the Family Amendment and the Care Amendment, will take place next Friday
The Constitution currently only recognises families based on marriage and refers to a woman's place 'in the home'
Not up to speed on what the referendums are about? We've got you covered
Former president Mary McAleese calls for double Yes vote in referendums
This year
2024
'He always wanted me to play rugby' - Ireland's debutant on football and family
Here's how to register to vote (or update your information) ahead of next month's referendums
What do you want to know about the 8 March referendums? Send us your questions
'A legal bomb waiting to go off': The delays at the Probate Office have reached a record high
Solicitors have called on the Probate Office to reinstate its face-to-face counter service.
Delays have steadily increased after a new way of working was introduced to accommodate remote working during the Covid pandemic.
Solicitors have called on the Probate Office to reinstate its face-to-face counter service.
One solicitor said the current arrangements are "absolutely shocking".
Referendums: Flac suggests changing 'durable relationships' wording, warns about misinformation
The Free Legal Advice Centre says the proposed changes, as currently worded, are “symbolic” and “will not deliver meaningful enforceable rights”.
Political parties to table amendments to referendum wording as Sinn Féin seeks 'clarifications'
Last year
2023
Ukraine: 'This is the second Christmas our children made just one wish, to see their Dad again'
'It's one of the things that drives me. You're always reminded to be grateful'
Munster centre Alex Nankivell has settled into life in Ireland impressively.
Two referendums on gender equality and family expected to take place next year
'He's in good health and he's back golfing and doing everything he loves'
'He’s been an awesome grandad' - Lowe's father flies in for the World Cup
Farrell has been full of surprises. Can he lead Ireland to World Cup glory?
Ireland have a happy, confident camp but World Cup is a different beast
Two referendums instead of one may be required on gender equality with 'tight' November timeline
Andy Farrell says 'circus' around Owen has been 'absolutely disgusting'
Surrogacy: Hannah McCarthy travels to Kenya and finds a growing number of surrogate cases there
Hannah McCarthy
Aaron Ramsdale opens up on his wife's miscarriage during last season
Sister of Dublin attack victim 'overwhelmed by support of Irish people' as GoFundMe page nears $100,000
Pandemic had no impact on the 'vast majority' of 13-year-olds' transition to secondary school
Opinion: Many carers feel isolated with no confidence after being out of paid work for so long
Caroline Lawless
Relationships: We say opposites attract but really they complement and complete one another
Richard Hogan
'They've taken me training since I was five... it’s nice to have them there'
'Garry is fine' - Ringrose still playing big role with Ireland after his injury
'We'll see if we can squeeze the grandkids to cheer for Ireland'
'This is a career where you can end up in a one-bed apartment on your tod'
Opinion: 'Telling my child she'd missed a school place broke my heart'
Margaret Lynch
'It's just me doing my job, but I can see how happy it makes my family'
All time
Therapist: Christmas can be tough - here's some strategies to help you mind yourself
Joe Heffernan
'I don't want to die not knowing': Adopted people share their search to find their identity
New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave
'I'd class myself as a feel-type coach' - Farrell fosters family vibe with Ireland
Opinion: 'Travelling to Limerick in search of college digs as a care-leaver felt so lonely'
Rory Brown