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# crisis-point - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'A relentless mass casualty disaster': Medical aid at breaking point in East Ghouta

More than 900 civilians have been killed in the nearly three-week assault in Ghouta, Syria.

# crisis-point - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Simon Harris declares a 'public health emergency' for superbug

“We have seen a rapid and worrying increase,” said the Health Minister.

# crisis-point - Thursday 19 October, 2017

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

# crisis-point - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

# crisis-point - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended

The Catalan leader had said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.

# crisis-point - Thursday 5 January, 2017

More beds and help from the private sector: How the HSE plans on beating overcrowding

Outbreaks of flu and the vomiting bug have put added pressure on the health service.

# crisis-point - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork

The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.

# crisis-point - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Primary teacher describes finding herself in cold house with no money for baby formula

“Without St. Vincent de Paul I would still be living in a cold house and be going without food.”

# crisis-point - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

# crisis-point - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Nama project set to create almost 1,000 student beds in the heart of Dublin

The development in Dublin’s Docklands will be the largest off-campus facility in the country.

# crisis-point - Friday 11 September, 2015

Explainer: What on earth is going on in Northern Ireland?

With the executive on the brink of collapse, what are the likely outcomes?

# crisis-point - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

The spend on emergency accommodation has already hit €4.5m for 2015

Dublin City Council’s spend in 2012 was just €455k.

# crisis-point - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Thousands of students across Ireland still have nowhere to live spoke to some students caught up in the housing crisis.

# crisis-point - Sunday 13 July, 2014

How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?

Families accommodated in hotels are forced to share cramped living quarters and boil eggs in kettles to eat.

# crisis-point - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night

Inner City Helping Homeless says a nightly run is now averaging 80 rough sleepers.

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