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Tammy Darcy: “I personally feel every family should have a certain amount of device-free talking time every day.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely... ”  A disembodied voice (...)

Business volunteers Colin O’Brien and Ciara Egan from Avanade conducting a Junior Achievement Ireland entreprenuership education programme  with fifth class from Scoil Treasa Naofa, Donore Avenue.  Photograph: Alan Betson

You have to admire the optimism of children who set up shop on the street outside their house to sell a ragged assortment of “pre-loved” toys, books a(...)

Four out of every five child car-seats prove to be wrongly fitted, RSA spokesman Brian Farrell says. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Seán Egan will “forever be 17 years and 11 months”, as his mother Helen told a Sligo court recently during a case against the driver of the car involv(...)

Sandra Farrell and her son Ryan (23), who suffered a brain injury at the age of 19. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After 19-year-old Ryan Farrell fell off a high railing, head first on to concrete, during a night out in Dublin city centre, his family were told ther(...)

Claudia Kunkel, who is German, with her husband Domenico Fioravanti, who is Italian, and daughter Gretta (nearly 4) who speaks German, Italian and English. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Greta Fioravanti is not yet four, but already she is talking in three languages, thanks to having a German mother, an Italian father and living in Dub(...)

Barnardos chief executive Suzanne Connolly at the organisation’s Finglas centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Step through the front door of the Barnardos Finglas Family Support Project in north Dublin and the feeling of warmth is instant, not just in terms of(...)

Ray Chen and his wife, Ting Ting, with their son Cooper (3) and a  photograph of their daughter Coleen (7). Coleen is being raised in China by Ray’s parents while they wait to secure her a visa. Cooper is being raised by his parents in Dublin Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Next week’s Chinese New Year will be extra special for one Chinese couple who have lived and worked in Dublin for the past 12 years.   Ray Chen (...)

Tralee Town park run  in Co Kerry. Young and not so young from around the area participate in the weekly 2km junior park run which starts at 9.30am on a Sunday. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

We’re halfway through January, so how are those new year resolutions going? Some 80 per cent of turn-of-the-year pledges will have been broken by the (...)

Nurse Mary Joe Guilfoyle with Aisling. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The little girl with an incurable neurological condition had become too big for her cot at home and she was entitled to an electric care bed from the (...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

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