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Wednesday, 30 January 2019  |  Admin
Sick of Plastic? Then it's time for action with Friends of the Earth Ireland

We thought you might be interested to find out a bit more about what Friends of the Earth Ireland do so the lovely Claudia has given us a bit of information about them and their new Sick of Plastic campaign. Please sign the petition below (16,000 people have already!) and show our leaders the power of individuals coming together with our deep concerns about our environment.

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Friday, 16 November 2018  |  Admin
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Saturday, 20 October 2018  |  Admin

All parents and guardians of children who are under the ages of 16 in Ireland are entitled to claim a child benefit payment from the state.
 
If you have twins the child allowance is paid at one and half times the monthly rate for each child. For triplets and other multiple births then the child benefit payments are paid at double the normal monthly rate for each child.
 
All child benefits are tax free.

How much is the child benefit in Ireland?

Child Benefit is €140 per month for each child.

Child Benefit rates for 2018

Number of Children Child Benefit payment
One Child €140
Two Children €280
Three Children €420
Four Children €560
Five Children €700
Six Children €840
Seven Children €980
Eight Children €1,120
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016  |  Admin

We saw this on a facebook group recently and thought it was really honest and solid advice for a first time mum so asked the poster could I share it - she was delighted to share her story and tips with you too:

'Just wanted to start this post off with saying that I formula fed my first and breast fed my second for 16 months....I'm not on either side of the fence and rightly so because we're all doing our best as we see fit as new mothers!

The following however are a few things to bare in mind if you're interested in breast feeding or are in the early days where you might be finding things tough......

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Friday, 29 April 2016  |  Admin
Cloth Sanitary Pads The Lowdown

Cloth sanitary pads (CSP) or mama cloth are becoming very popular as more women try to move a little further away from a plastic disposable lifestyle.

What is CSP (Cloth Sanitary Protection) and why use it?

We have noticed a growing trend over the last year or two where more and more customers have asked us about cloth sanitary pads as an alternative to disposables, so we thought we'd give you the lowdown here.

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Sunday, 10 April 2016  |  Admin
The Benefits of Breast Angels Silverette Healing Cups

Breastangels Silverette Healing Cups are simple to use and truly effective.  No chemicals or creams are passed to baby through breastfeeding. They are skin friendly, non toxic and extremely hygienic. And they can be preventative as well as protective and healing so if you wear them before any irritation, soreness or cracks occur, you may never have any problems at all. 

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Monday, 7 March 2016  |  Admin
What you really need in the early days of having a baby

It's your first baby and you are probably super excited and super anxious in equal measure. Once you start baby shopping it can become a little overwhelming with so many cleverly marketed items telling you they are 'must have'l but will more likely be gathering dust in months time.So we've compiled a list of items available from Earthmother that we think are essential for a healthy and comfortable start for you and your baby. And we've also listed some items we don't stock but you can find easily elsewhere.

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Monday, 1 February 2016  |  Admin
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Thursday, 5 November 2015  |  Admin

We recently had the pleasure of meeting lactation consultant and mum of 4, Mairead Murphy, so we asked her to write a little about what she does.

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Thursday, 8 October 2015  |  Admin
7 fantastic benefits of baby carriers and slings
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