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#Desperate Times

# desperate-times - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.

# desperate-times - Saturday 6 August, 2016

From The42 Michael O'Reilly lodges appeal against provisional suspension for failed doping test Desperate Times

Michael O'Reilly lodges appeal against provisional suspension for failed doping test

The boxer is due to open his Olympic campaign on Friday.

# desperate-times - Sunday 1 May, 2016

After switching to a two-day work week, Venezuela moves clocks forward to save power

The country’s economy has been crippled by falling oil prices.

# desperate-times - Saturday 12 December, 2015

ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

# desperate-times - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

From The42 Chelsea ban banter as they bid to curb poor early season form - reports Desperate Times

Chelsea ban banter as they bid to curb poor early season form - reports

It’s the London club’s worst start to a top-flight season in 29 years.

# desperate-times - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

From The42 Rodgers open to January signings at Liverpool Desperate Times

Rodgers open to January signings at Liverpool

The Reds boss says he could dip into the transfer market once again, despite spending heavily in the summer.

# desperate-times - Monday 15 September, 2014

Cash-strapped traders are turning to non-traditional lenders

SME loans taken out on unpaid invoices, stock and other assets are all on the up.

# desperate-times - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 reasons renting in Ireland is the absolute worst Desperate Times

11 reasons renting in Ireland is the absolute worst

According to Threshold, it’s getting worse for people seeking rented accommodation.

# desperate-times - Friday 17 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Not-so-Jobless Paddy: Billboard jobseeker wins PR role with Paddy Power Jobless Paddy

Not-so-Jobless Paddy: Billboard jobseeker wins PR role with Paddy Power

Féilim Mac An Iomaire’s gamble with his last savings comes good: today he starts work with bookies Paddy Power.

# desperate-times - Monday 30 May, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

'Jobless Paddy' takes out billboard advert in bid to stave off emigration

An unemployed marketeer spends his savings on a public advert as a last-ditch effort to avoid having to leave Ireland.