Dear Miriam: I feel totally invisible
Ask Miriam
This week, Miriam hears from two readers responding to recent problems published on this page.
3 August 2022 Amii
Free education inquisition reveals huge inconsistency
With everyone feeling the pinch as the cost of living rises, luxuries are looking pretty unnecessary but back to school costs are not and should not be in that category, writes Amii McKeever.
3 August 2022 Health
Health: being 'imperfect' is normal
Psychotherapist and director of Enda Murphy on why it’s important to post that not so perfect 'selfie'.
My mother-in-law never offers to baby-sit
Dear Miriam, we badly need a break, but my mother-in-law never offers to baby-sit
27 July 2022 Ask Miriam
Childcare Series - (Part 5) Supports in Sweden
Sweden is one of the best countries in the OECD for childcare and early education. Gerry and Susanna McCarthy talk about the supports put in place when their son Erik was diagnosed with autism.
20 July 2022 Consumer
Childcare Series- (Part 5) The Mama Bear Instinct to get the right supports
In the final week of our childcare series, Ciara Leahy talks to parents of children with additional needs about their experiences of accessing services, at home and abroad.
20 July 2022 Consumer
My Country Living: "I've always felt I wanted to be the boss"
Lisa Daly, a busy mother of five, found a way to turn the memories made in lockdown into a book to be cherished for years to come.
13 July 2022 Features
Childcare series 4/5 (P2)- the right start for children with additional needs
ECCE providers give their everyday experiences on how children with additional needs are supported in the classroom and why the AIM model needs to be better funded and improved, writes Ciara Leahy.
13 July 2022 Consumer
Childcare series 4/5 (P1)- the right start for children with additional needs
The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM), recognised as one of the best models in Europe was introduced to the early education sector in 2016. Underfunding within the sector as a whole has impact.
13 July 2022 Consumer
Childcare in rural Ireland- week 2 of a 4 part series
The government has committed to doubling its childcare funding based on 2018 expenditure from €485million to €970million by 2028. Ciara Leahy talks to Minster for Children, Roderic O’Gorman.
6 July 2022 Consumer
Health: a pharmacist's top tips for common summer ailments
Summer can be a wonderful time for children but some common ailments can spoil the fun. Margaret Hawkins talks to Donegal pharmacist Tom Murray about how to deal with the five most common problems.
6 July 2022 Health
Childcare Series p2 and p3- regulation incoming
Childminders give their view on how the registeration process should unfold for the sector, writes Ciara Leahy.
6 July 2022 Consumer