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16 August 2018 16:20 Cooking facilities and separate family bedrooms among Direct Provision recommendations

The new guidelines are aimed at improving conditions for asylum seekers. NATIONAL ACCOMMODATION STANDARDS for asylum seekers, including those living in Direct Provision, moved one step closer today as the Department of Justice and Equality announced a consultation process on the matter. A Standards Advisory Group has drafted national standards for those

16 August 2018 10:21 Family who slept in Dublin Garda station 'delighted' to be offered a home

A homeless woman and her seven young children who slept at a Garda station has been offered accommodation by the local council. Margaret Cash has been told a three-bedroom apartment in Dublin city will be made available to her family from Friday. The single mother and her children have been at a the centre of national debate after photos emerged on social

16 August 2018 07:05 An Post seeking 300 voluntary redundancies and may move HQ from GPO as part of cost-cutting measures

An Post is seeking up to 300 voluntary redundancies over the coming months. It is part of the companies cost-cutting measures - which may also see the move of it's headquarters from Dublin's O'Connell Street to another location. The company says, the retail Post Office, parcel hall and 'Witness History' Visitor Centre will remain in place at the HQ. Head of Corporate

15 August 2018 06:27 Analysis reveals 11% pay rise for company bosses compared to 2% for staff

Company bosses have seen their pay soar by 11% this year, compared with just 2% for full-time workers. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the High Pay Centre looked at executives in FTSE100 companies. Women make up 7% of those bosses, but they earn only 3.5% of total executive pay. Luke Hildyard, director of the High Pay Centre

11 August 2018 09:00 1,400 food parcels a week, 900 meals a day and 'no sense of it easing up' at the Capuchin Day Centre

Since last year they have also been putting together baby food and nappy packs for families with young children. EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 6am, a team of volunteers buzz around a cramped storeroom full of tinned beans, packs of sugar, bread and other food supplies to bag up 1,400 parcels for people in need. Brother Sean Donohoe of the Capuchin Day Centre 3

09 August 2018 05:15 Cork city to try Patrick Street car ban for the second time

The last time things didn’t go so well. TODAY MARKS CORK City’s second attempt to introduce a car ban on one of its busiest streets in a bid to reduce congestion. From half three this afternoon, private cars will no longer be allowed to drive down Patrick’s Street, one of the city’s main arteries. The only vehicles which will be allowed go down that road will be taxis 2

07 August 2018 09:00 Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Fingal

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland. EVERY CORNER OF Ireland has something unique to showcase – but how much of it have you seen? has been chatting to heritage officers in every part of the country to compile their top five picks that they think you might 5

07 August 2018 06:32 Hunt for Cork winner of €8.3 million Lotto jackpot

The winning Lotto jackpot numbers are 3, 4, 5, 19, 26, 43, and bonus number is 24. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY is appealing to players in Cork and Waterford to check their tickets as the hunt is on for the winners of Saturday’s €8.3 million Lotto jackpot and Friday’s EuroMillions raffle prize of €1 million. The winning Lotto jackpot ticket was sold in Dunnes 2

05 August 2018 20:39 Ireland's hockey heroes to be welcomed home with civic reception in Dublin

Lord Mayor and Dublin City Council organise public event for Bank Holiday Monday. THE MAGNITUDE OF the achievement may take some time to fully sink in, but the Ireland women’s hockey team will get a first taste of the public’s pride when they’re welcomed home with a civic reception tomorrow afternoon. Graham Shaw’s side made history in London 6

04 August 2018 06:30 This is the crack team in Dublin which will be protecting the Pope during his visit

The Swiss Guard will be in Dublin with the main man. A CRACK SECURITY team which protects the Pope in the Vatican will be making its way to Dublin to ensure the safety of the pontiff. The Swiss Guard has been looking after the Pope for over 500 years and the most hardened of its plain clothes militia will be in Dublin for the visit. The 110 members of the militia 1