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13 January 2019 15:29 Number of families registered as homeless in South Dublin County Council up over 50% this month

The number of families registered as homeless in South Dublin County Council this month is up over 50%. Figures released to Social Democrats councillor Dermot Looney reveal there are now 298 families on the council's books. "It's time that councils built more [social housing]," said Mr Looney. "South Dublin, last year, did build in the region of 500 houses 93

02 January 2019 06:45 Taoiseach says housing ‘easily the biggest challenge’ for Government in 2018

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he hopes 2018 will be the year the housing crisis “levels off”. The Government has come under intense scrutiny in the last year as the number of homeless people in Ireland reached the highest in the history of the state. One in three homeless people in Ireland is a child, and charities say a lack of social housing stocl 88

25 October 2018 11:58 Thousands of empty bedrooms in council-owned homes in Dublin

More than 12,700 bedrooms in council-owned homes in Dublin are lying empty. It has also been revealed that almost 200 four and five bedroom homes across the city are occupied by just one person. It comes as latest figures show almost 10,000 people are living in emergency accommodation. Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers says the Government is not doing 36

23 October 2018 03:10 Councillor Ken O’Flynn calls for ‘We Are Cork’ branding spend refund

The councillor who led criticism of the We Are Cork branding exercise wants the city to ask for a refund from the consultants who worked on the logo. Fianna Fáil councillor Ken O’Flynn made the call last night after city council chief executive Ann Doherty addressed the controversy following the Irish Examiner’s revelations that the initiative’s logo bears 43

09 October 2018 06:14 Inner City Helping Homeless asking EU for support to tackle homelessness

Representatives of Inner City Helping Homeless will travel to Brussels later today to receive the European Citizenship Prize from the EU Parliament. The organisation is being honoured for its work in supporting the almost 10,000 people currently homeless across the country. CEO Anthony Flynn says they'll be using this opportunity to ask the EU for more support 23

24 September 2018 10:33 Gemma O'Doherty has been nominated for the presidency by Laois County Council

The candidate needs the backing of four councils to be on the ballot. LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL has nominated Gemma O’Doherty for the presidency, becoming the first council to support the journalist’s candidacy. Laois Today has reported that four councillors voted for her nomination and thirteen abstained while two were absent. The outlet reported that Cllrs 20

21 September 2018 07:22 Driverless shuttle bus to make Irish debut in Dublin's Docklands

It is hoped that driverless shuttle buses will soon be rolled out across Irish towns and cities. Today the first of its kind will make its debut in Dublin's Docklands where commuters will be able to take a free trip on the shuttle. Up to 15 people will be able to hop on the 'EZ10' electric bus when it runs from the convention centre through to the 3 Arena 22

18 September 2018 14:15 Peter Casey receives 3rd council nomination... needs one more to make the ballot paper

The businessman received the nod from Limerick City and County Council today. FORMER DRAGONS’ DEN star Peter Casey is just one council nomination away from officially becoming a candidate in the 2018 presidential election. This afternoon, Limerick City and County Council gave their backing to the Donegal businessman. He has already received endorsements 13

17 September 2018 16:07 Race for the Áras: Businessman Peter Casey secures backing of two councils

He needs the backing of two more in order to get on the ballot paper. BUSINESSMAN PETER CASEY has secured the nominations of two county councils as he continues his presidential bid. The Dragon’s Den personality, who recently stepped down from his role as CEO of Claddagh Resources, needs the backing of two more in order to get on the ballot paper 15

17 September 2018 10:02 Jimmy Smyth backs out of Presidential race due to ill health

Internationally-acclaimed guitarist Jimmy Smyth has backed out of the presidential race due to health reasons, despite getting a possible nod from two councils. The Meath native who is living in Dublin said he received calls from both Sligo and Kilkenny Councils about possible nominations but he had to reluctantly decline. He was hospitalised in recent 16