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Dublin: 5 °C Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Today’s News

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

A large number of groups feed and clothes homeless people in Ireland – but are they really helping?

Yesterday’s News

'A chronic over-reliance': 76% of social housing came from the private rental sector last year

Opposition politicians, housing experts and NGO officials have all criticised an overreliance on the private sector.

Monday 15 January, 2018

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.

Sunday 14 January, 2018

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again

The figures had been dropping, but November shows an increase in families staying in hotels.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

How many healthy life years can a person born in Ireland be expected to have? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The 10 albums battling it out for album of the year for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize.

Friday 12 January, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Body discovered in Dalkey, Trump blasted over comments and Charleton Tribunal continues – It’s the Fix.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Man (50s) dies after slipping and falling into the water at Dublin Port

The man had been attempting to access the pier from a boat at the port when he fell.

Thursday 11 January, 2018

Car caught speeding twice in less than half an hour in two different Clare towns

Gardaí said that the driver was fined for both offences.

Alternative accommodation secured for almost all homeless families staying in the Gresham Hotel

Last week it emerged that 14 homeless families who had been staying at the Gresham in Dublin city centre had been told they had to leave by the end of the month.

Rick and Morty and Community creator publicly apologises for harassing former colleague

Writer and producer Dan Harmon issued the public apology after being called out on social media by his former colleague, the writer Megan Ganz.

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Heritage Department has ‘no intention’ of investigating mysterious Loughcrew ‘find’

A group of workers posted a video on Facebook purporting to have found something at the ancient site.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

David Drumm pleads not guilty, huge fire breaks out in Dublin, and gambling industry could be getting new independent regulator – It’s the Fix.

Number of flights diverted from Dublin Airport due to fog

Dublin Airport tweeted this evening that it was open and fully operational but that a small number of aircraft had been diverted due to dense fog.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Ryanair offers its Dublin pilots a pay rise after it agrees to recognise unions

The Dublin pilots had previously voted against an offer from the company.

One year on from Stormont collapse, there's still no sign of a deal

It’s now one year since the power sharing executive in Northern Ireland collapsed after Sinn Féin walked out on government, citing a number of key issues with their partners the DUP.

Post-mortem to be carried out after woman's body found in Donegal

Gardaí said that the results of the post-mortem will determine the course of the investigation.

Monday 8 January, 2018

Over 1,000 people turn out for candlelight vigil in Dundalk for murdered Japanese man

Sasaki (24) was stabbed killed after he was attacked last week in the town.

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.

Man speaks out after metre-long 'spear' smashes through windscreen on the M50

Jason described the incident that happened as he was driving on the M50.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Theresa May’s new cabinet, Disclosures Tribunal resumes and a murder investigation launched in Limerick – It’s The Fix.

Revenue officers seize illegal cash, drugs, alcohol and tobacco worth €200,000 in series of operations

Most recently, officers seized 6,400 cigarettes and 4.7 kg of tobacco.

Conservative MP Karen Bradley named as new Northern Ireland secretary

Bradley was named as a replacement to James Brokenshire.

NBC apologises after it sends tweet calling Oprah 'OUR future president'

The network sent out the tweet following a joke by presenter, American comedian Seth Meyers.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Sunday 7 January, 2018

'People have clearly been inspired': There have been 1,400 organ donor cards requested in the past fortnight

An IKA spokesperson said that this was six to seven times more than the usual amount for this period.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

How much money was taken in by Ireland in taxes last year? It's the week in numbers

Plus:How many people tuned into the first episode of Derry Girls?

Friday 5 January, 2018

Minister to take no further action after claims Direct Provision residents were 'denied Christmas celebrations'

A Justice Department spokesperson said that it had received the report from centre.

Head of Housing Agency who said homeless families may be 'gaming the system' reappointed for another year

Conor Skehan’s five year stint as chair of the agency was due to end at the beginning of this year.

Thursday 4 January, 2018

Concerns raised for 14 homeless families told to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

The Gresham has previously been paid by Dublin City Council to temporarily accommodate homeless families over the past number of years.

Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Risk of flooding overnight as another weather warning set to come into effect at 3am

The National Emergency Coordination Group on severe weather convened this morning to assess the situation in the wake of Eleanor and to review the weather ahead.

Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'

Murphy was responding to comments from the outgoing chairperson of the Housing Agency.

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)

New figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that there were 47 fatal accidents last year, up one from 46 the year before.

Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'No evidence whatsoever' to claims by top housing official that homeless families are 'gaming the system'

Conor Skehan said that families may be “gaming the system” in order to jump up the social housing waiting list.

Monday 1 January, 2018

Lorde labelled a 'bigot' in full-page Washington Post ad after she cancels Israel concert

Lorde has been accused of joining a “a global antisemitic boycott of Israel” by an outspoken rabbi.

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

'We're all delighted': The first baby of the new year was born in Ireland just seconds after midnight

The baby boy was born at exactly seven seconds after 12 and came in weighing 3.26kg (7lbs 3oz).

The 9 at 9: New Year's Day

Here’s everything you need to know as the year gets started

PICTURES: Dublin was lit up last night as the city rang in the New Year

Large crowds turned out at Custom House Quay for the countdown concert and to get a good view of the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment.

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