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#Family

# family - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Alton Towers says rollercoaster did what it was supposed to after passengers evacuated 180 feet above the ground Oblivion

Alton Towers says rollercoaster did what it was supposed to after passengers evacuated 180 feet above the ground

A rollercoaster train was 180 feet in the air when it shut off.

From TheJournal.ie MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it Fresh Coat

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

# family - Monday 24 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target Cystic Fibrosis

Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target

A fundraiser has been set up to help Irish journalist Orla Tinsley raise money for a lung transplant aftercare.

# family - Friday 21 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Maiden voyage of new Louth-Down ferry service cancelled due to 'severe weather' Ferry Bad News

Maiden voyage of new Louth-Down ferry service cancelled due to 'severe weather'

The ferry, which will cross over Carlingford Lough, has rescheduled its maiden voyage for tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've done a bad thing': 5-year-old girl fined £150 for selling lemonade outside her London home Bitter Taste

'I've done a bad thing': 5-year-old girl fined £150 for selling lemonade outside her London home

Council officials filmed themselves reading the five-year-old a legal statement.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin couple with three children both diagnosed with terminal cancer Karen And Ed Stewart

Dublin couple with three children both diagnosed with terminal cancer

The couple has three children under the age of 10.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too' Opinion

'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too'

We need to plan for the next 10 to 20 years to make sure we get it right, writes John O’Connor.

# family - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Someone to look up to and to talk to': This programme gives children in need an older sibling Big Brother/sister

'Someone to look up to and to talk to': This programme gives children in need an older sibling

Big Brother Big Sister, run by the charity Foróige, matches up children with older volunteers to mentor and support them.

# family - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years? BRIDE AND DOOM This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years?

Currently, couples must wait four years before proceedings can begin.

From TheJournal.ie Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying Study

Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying

Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.

# family - Monday 10 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months Easing The Burden

Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone also announced expanded free childcare for refugees today.

# family - Sunday 9 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tesco is scoping out one-hour deliveries for Irish customers 60 Minutes

Tesco is scoping out one-hour deliveries for Irish customers

The supermarket chain has rolled out the service in central London.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you watching Wimbledon this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you watching Wimbledon this year?

Anyone for tennis?

# family - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in' Rain Or Shine

The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'

We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.

# family - Thursday 6 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Maintenance defaulters: 'We have no legal remedies for parents who refuse to pay' Child Maintenance

Maintenance defaulters: 'We have no legal remedies for parents who refuse to pay'

If we are serious about tackling child poverty in Ireland, let’s start the debate around an enforced child maintenance system, writes Louise Bayliss.

# family - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Pay-by-weight bin charges are coming but what exactly does that mean for you? Pay By Weight

Explainer: Pay-by-weight bin charges are coming but what exactly does that mean for you?

Will it spark water charges-style protests?

From TheJournal.ie Lidl gets green light for Castleknock development following local criticism It's Happening

Lidl gets green light for Castleknock development following local criticism

The development will cost an estimated €15 million.

# family - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach Hero

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach

Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.

# family - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle Flu Patch

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

# family - Sunday 18 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

# family - Friday 16 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie "This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks Finding A Solution

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

# family - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades Health Risk

A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades

A study shows that adults whose parents separated during childhood are at an increased risk for poorer health.

# family - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom Bloom 2017

Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom

Flowers, vegetables and windmills… Here’s our top picks from this year’s festival.

# family - Monday 29 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I saw her car, my heart dropped. I knew' : Father describes arriving at daughter's murder scene Sonia Blount

'I saw her car, my heart dropped. I knew' : Father describes arriving at daughter's murder scene

Sonia Blount was murdered by her ex-boyfriend Eric Locke who used a fake Facebook profile to lure the 31-year-old to a city hotel.

# family - Saturday 27 May, 2017

The Boston fireman running the Cork City Marathon, pushing his miracle daughter in a stroller

Abby MacCurtain was diagnosed with Leigh’s Disease and given two years to live.

# family - Saturday 20 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We just want closure': Family of Irish baby burned in Qatar house fire Elizabeth Soffe

'We just want closure': Family of Irish baby burned in Qatar house fire

Elizabeth Soffe was badly burned in the fire.

# family - Friday 12 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Reprieve for Drumcondra families as date for closure of crèche pushed back Dublin

Reprieve for Drumcondra families as date for closure of crèche pushed back

Last night, the parents had three weeks to arrange alternative childcare. Tonight, they were told they’d have three months.

From TheJournal.ie From mayflies to loop-the-loops: Here's seven things to do around Ireland Day In The Park

From mayflies to loop-the-loops: Here's seven things to do around Ireland

Stuck for ideas this sunny weekend? Check out our event guide.

# family - Thursday 11 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome Discrimination

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome

The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.

# family - Monday 24 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trial begins of South African man accused of murdering family Cape Town

Trial begins of South African man accused of murdering family

Henri van Breda has blamed the murders on a masked intruder.

# family - Friday 21 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child Progress

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child

The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.

# family - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care Child Welfare

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

# family - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care Court

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

# family - Sunday 16 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September Social Protection

County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September

Dublin had the highest number of recipients, while Leitrim had the lowest.

# family - Saturday 8 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'He was in hospital on Monday - by Friday, he was dead' Life And Death On Stage

'He was in hospital on Monday - by Friday, he was dead'

A son and mother have made a unique play where they discuss the death of the man closest to them.

# family - Thursday 6 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics Census 2016

One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics

Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Over €40k raised in one day for Kerryman in battle with Bank of Ireland to keep family home Kindness Of Strangers

Over €40k raised in one day for Kerryman in battle with Bank of Ireland to keep family home

More than 1,000 people have already donated to the fund, which will be used to help pay off his arrears.

# family - Sunday 26 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths' Seeing Yourself On Screen

'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths'

Representations of people with autism can be full of stereotypes.

# family - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dara Fitzpatrick's family pay tribute to her, saying 'We'll raise Fionn as she wanted' Coastguard Pilot This post contains videos

Dara Fitzpatrick's family pay tribute to her, saying 'We'll raise Fionn as she wanted'

“She loved her job because she loved helping people. That sounds trite but it was true.”

# family - Friday 10 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Roy Webster 'broke down and told gardaí he beat woman to death with a hammer', court hears Courts

Roy Webster 'broke down and told gardaí he beat woman to death with a hammer', court hears

Roy Webster has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Anne Shortall.