# Family

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# jvdf
'They've taken me training since I was five... it’s nice to have them there'
World Rugby player of the year Josh van der Flier makes his team-mates look good.
# Family
'Garry is fine' - Ringrose still playing big role with Ireland after his injury
Ireland also had the players’ families in for today’s captain’s run in Dublin.
# Family
'We'll see if we can squeeze the grandkids to cheer for Ireland'
Andy and Owen Farrell are on opposite sides once again this weekend in Dublin.
This year
# Family
'This is a career where you can end up in a one-bed apartment on your tod'
Ronan O’Gara and his family feel at home with La Rochelle in France.
Opinion: 'Telling my child she'd missed a school place broke my heart'
Mum Margaret Lynch says she and her family are no closer to owning their home, after years of trying.
# Tackle Your Feelings
'It's just me doing my job, but I can see how happy it makes my family'
Ireland international Andrew Porter recently hit the 100-cap mark for Leinster.
Last year
Therapist: Christmas can be tough - here's some strategies to help you mind yourself
Therapist Joe Heffernan has some tips for managing stress this holiday season.
# redacted lives
'I don't want to die not knowing': Adopted people share their search to find their identity
The penultimate episode of Redacted Lives follows people on their search for relatives and information about their early lives – and the jubilation and heartbreak that journey can bring.
The penultimate episode of Redacted Lives follows people on their search for relatives and information, Órla Ryan reports
"I'm getting older now, I don't want to die not knowing," Marguerite Penrose tells us
One man who believes he was illegally adopted also shares the impact this has had on his life
# Maternity Leave
New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave
Currently, female councillors are office-holders rather than employees and are not covered by the statutory framework for maternity leave.
# Emotions
'I'd class myself as a feel-type coach' - Farrell fosters family vibe with Ireland
The families of new caps come into the Irish team camp ahead of their big games.
Opinion: 'Travelling to Limerick in search of college digs as a care-leaver felt so lonely'
Rory Brown grew up in care and says education changed his life. He’s asking the government not to forget children in care in Budget 23.
# suftum
Henderson hungry for Ulster to end 'incredibly frustrating' few years
The 30-year-old missed Ireland’s series success against New Zealand due to injury.
Bereavement leave could be paid out of the Social Insurance Fund in the future
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar also said he’d like his remote working law to be enacted by Christmas.
Tánaiste says the Social Insurance Fund could support those taking bereavement leave in the future.
Such a move would prevent a cost being imposed on employers but would ensure employees don't lose out on pay.
Varadkar also says he wants the right to request remote working legislation to be passed by Christmas.
'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste
Low Pay Commission recommendation for minimum wage increase to go to Cabinet in September
# Courts
Family call for change of Garda policy on access to accident scenes following son's death
‘It’s made it more difficult to understand how the accident happened,’ the boy’s father said.
# Putin
Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions
The UK’s Foreign Secretary said she was taking aim at the ‘shady network propping up’ the Russian president’s luxury lifestyle.
# Attack
'A family choice' - Mike Prendergast joins Rowntree at Munster
Denis Leamy and Andy Kyriacou are also in line to be part of the new staff.
# Reunited
'I hadn’t seen my parents for two-and-a-half years. It was really emotional'
Finlay Bealham shared a special moment with his family at Twickenham.
All time
# Family
Pope warns of 'demographic winter' and advises married couples to use 'please, thanks and sorry'
Francis has acknowledged how some relationships may have become strained during lockdown.
# Rising Star
'Rugby was a fairytale but not a reality... I was blessed to break that barrier'
23-year-old Vincent Tshituka of the Lions is seen as a possible Springbok back row.
# Under Pressure
Steve Bruce: My family think I’m sick for refusing to walk away
The 60-year-old is frustrated that the club cannot fight at the top of the league.
# Dublin
March in Dublin to call for fresh inquiry into death of Terence Wheelock following 2005 arrest
The 20-year-old Dublin man was found unconscious in his cell and died three months later.
# family first
England's Joe Marler withdraws from Six Nations for personal reasons
Eddie Jones has also lost experienced lock Joe Launchbury to injury.
# Family
'When Mam and Dad died, we could never get them back. But sport is only sport'
Galway camogie legend Thérèse Maher will feature in this week’s episode of Laochra Gael.
Brianna Parkins: Away from family this Christmas? You're not alone in thinking about home
Virgin Media reporter Brianna Parkins can’t travel home to Australia this year – here, she writes about the many feelings this brings up in her. And the many funny memories…
# Down memory lane
'This year, more so than any, it's more about family than yourself'
Family and football are two cornerstones of Ciara O’Sullivan’s life — and the promised land is in sight once again after 13 years of highs and lows with Cork.
# Covid-19
People will rely on family and friends for a ‘dig out’ until creches reopen, says minister
The government plan sets out that creches will open on 29 June.
# Inisfail
'Even though we're from New Zealand, we had a strong connection to Ireland'
Auckland native Dominic Robertson-McCoy is in his fourth season with Connacht.
Opinion: 'Love and loss in the time of coronavirus... Together, apart, we wait for the dawn'
Maura McElhone writes about how the imminent birth of her first child makes her reflect on the loss of her grandmother, and in turn on what this current pandemic means for families.
# online help
From art to fitness, here's how to keep your kids entertained online during social distancing
People are using their skills to help parents through online videos and downloads.
# Grassroots
Gaeilgeor and Connemara man de Buitléar blazes a trail for An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí
The 22-year-old, who is in his third year with Connacht’s academy, features in a new TG4 documentary.
# the hungry road
'I thought - am I mad to be taking this on?': Marita Conlon McKenna on her new Famine book for adults
The author of the children’s classic Under the Hawthorn Tree has written a new book for adults about the Famine.
# Irish History
'Does my Granny hold the secret to who stole the Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle?'
Filmmaker Oisín Mistéil set out to answer that question in a new documentary to be aired tomorrow.
# Courts
Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family
The three men had pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.
# Deportation
British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US'
A three-month-old and two-year-old twins are among those being detained.
# brothers
Ruddock family 'hugely proud' with Rhys and Ciaran both at World Cup
Rhys is among Ireland’s back row options, while his older brother Ciaran is part of the S&C team.
# Missing
Hundreds take part in search for missing girl Nóra Quoirin
Nóra’s family believe she was abducted.
# The joy of six
Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital
All six babies are healthy.
# pottering around
From an electricity-generating toilet to a whiskey barrel hot tub: Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom
Bloom Festival has 22 show gardens on display and will run until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend.
# colby
From Queanbeyan to Barna: Family man Fainga'a shines in Connacht
The openside flanker has become a key player for Andy Friend’s side since joining from the Rebels.
Opinion: 'I wanted to pursue my acting dreams - but having kids was a huge risk. What should I do?'
Actress Sarah Carroll held off on expanding her family because of her job – but writes about how she eventually managed to make it work.