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  • Hospital consultants concerned at ‘overwhelming’ capacity deficits

    07 January 2019 07:27 2

    Hospital consultants have expressed concern about the Government’s complacency over addressing the “overwhelming” capacity deficits in the health service. The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) said it was worried that the reduction in the number of patients being treated on trolleys in the past week compared with the start of 2018 was being

  • Irish Family Planning Association to start providing abortion care at two of its Dublin clinics

    07 January 2019 07:20 2

    The Irish Family Planning Association intends to begin providing abortion care at its clinics in Dublin City Centre and Tallaght today, as long as the key elements of HSE services are finalised. It says preparing its abortion service has been the focus of its work since the referendum. Chief Executive, Niall Behan, says the IFPA is proud to be at the vanguard

  • A Johnny B Goode start as male stars shine

    07 January 2019 00:00 2

    Strap yourselves in because we have three months of this — Dancing with the Stars is back for a third season of glitz, glamour, and a glitter ball trophy. As with every season, this year promises to be “bigger and better” and, no doubt, the whole nation will be glued to their sofas for the next 12 weeks to see who comes out on top. We are well aware

  • Calls for improvement in assessment system for social welfare

    06 January 2019 07:43 2

    There needs to be an improvement in the assessment system for social welfare applicants. Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Willie O'Dea, says a high level of successful appeals shows the initial application process is flawed. New figures reveal 58 percent of all appeals in the first eleven months of 2018 were successful

  • 278 gardaí for every 100,000 people; Irish policing figures among lowest in Europe

    05 January 2019 17:31 1

    New figures from the EU's statistical office, Eurostat, show the Irish police-to-population ratio is less than the European average. But security analyst, Declan Power says numbers are not the problem - it is more important how Gardaí are actually used on a day to day basis. He said: "To put it into perspective, I think what most people...would be concerned

  • Landmark Cork bridge to be closed to traffic on consecutive weekends

    05 January 2019 05:00 1

    Cork’s landmark St Patrick’s Bridge is to close to traffic for resurfacing for two weekends in a row later this month as part of its €1.2m restoration. The work was deferred from early November amid ongoing controversy over the implementation of the afternoon car ban on St Patrick’s St. But Cork City Council has now advertised a temporary closure of the bridge

  • Taoiseach still hopes Brexit withdrawal plan will get approval

    04 January 2019 17:52 2

    The Taoiseach has admitted what he labels "the Brexit divorce" has at times been traumatic. However, Leo Vardakar insists it has not proven fatal to the European family, with support for EU membership and the single currency increasing across the continent. The Taoiseach says he is still hopeful the withdrawal plan will get approval. "We can ensure that we have a deal. There

  • Taxi drivers believe robbers from West Dublin targeting older drivers

    04 January 2019 07:37 6

    Taxi drivers have said they are being targeted by people who want to rob them based on their age and fitness levels. A number of robberies over Christmas has led to some taxi drivers refusing to operate in parts of West Dublin. One driver said that he believes he was targeted based on his photograph on a taxi app. He picked up two men from Parnell Street

  • Some landlords issuing fake cleaning invoices to deduct money from tenants' deposits

    04 January 2019 07:26 2

    There are claims that some landlords are deducting unnecessary cleaning fees from deposits. According to the Irish Independent, landlords are issuing tenants with fake cleaning invoices so as not to pay back the full amount. Housing Charity Threshold has said the illegal retention of deposits continues to be an issue in the private rented sector with the Residential

  • First-time buyers make up bulk of mortgage approvals in November

    04 January 2019 07:00 5

    Mortgage approval rates for November show the majority of lending continues to be for first-time buyers. A total of 4,102 mortgages were approved with 47% of those for new buyers. The figures from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland show switching approvals rose by a third in 2018. Director of Public Affairs, Felix O'Regan, said the number