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# Annual Report

Last month
June 2024
Record 18,605 calls made to Dublin Rape Crisis Centre helpline amid increase in male callers
Number of sexual assaults reported at mental health centres jumps from 12 in 2022 to 42 last year
Concerns have also been raised about the number of people being physically restrained at mental health facilities.
The average episode of physical restraint in 2023 lasted for 4.4 minutes
Sinn Féin's spokesperson for Mental Health, Mark Ward, today expressed "grave concerns" over certain findings
This year
Children's Ombudsman says there's climate of 'uncertainty and instability' for youth in Ireland
GAA gate receipts up 15% last year, but total revenue down 13%
Last year
Threshold worked with over 12,000 households deemed at risk of homelessness last year
The percentage of deceased patients becoming organ donors has fallen
Gardaí recorded over 22,000 incidents of assault last year, report finds
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre supported 18,400 people last year, up 31% on 2021
Ruhama reports 68% increase in those who they assisted from trafficking
Homeless charity reports 17% drop in people supported last year
Fourteen babies born in homeless charity Depaul's services last year
RTÉ's annual report shows broadcaster recorded deficit of €2.8 million last year
Regulator withheld €‎150,000 from National Lottery over handling of problem gambling accounts
Over 580 people with mental health difficulties supported with housing last year
Over 4,400 people unable to access FLAC's telephone line last year due to 'overwhelming demand'
'Significant' increase in allegations of Catholic Church abuse reported to safeguard board
All time
Pandemic leaves IRFU with €30m 'hole' in finances
IRFU record €5.9m surplus but stress need for Irish rugby to 'live within its means'
Rape crisis centres: Increase in helpline calls compared with pre-pandemic years
Over 7,000 people contacted the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for the first time in 2021
There are 'concerning localised issues' impacting negatively on air people breathe, EPA warns
Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue
Assaults with hurls, rape, sleep deprivation: Over 33,000 domestic violence reports made last year
Garda watchdog sees marked increase in complaints in 2021 - but 39% ruled inadmissible
GAA to cut Dublin funding and give majority of counties 'a significant increase'
Total cost of Covid amounts to €25m as GAA coffers return to black
Noteworthy: Community-sourced ideas and crowdfunded investigations win four awards this year
Ireland missed its overall renewable energy target for 2020
Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland
15% increase in contacts made to Crime Victims Helpline in 2020 compared to previous year
Exchequer spent estimated €17.1 billion as a result of Covid-19 in pandemic's first year
Divorce applications rose by 29% last year, the highest increase since legislation was introduced
'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients
Almost 1 in 10 sex assault victims to attend for treatment had multiple assailants in 2020
Over 6,500 pregnancy terminations were carried out in Ireland last year
GAA hopeful some crowds may attend inter-county games in 2021
'Largely our own fault' - GAA chief on failure to complete club championships in 2020
Connacht secretary calls for county training to be capped at 3 times per week, plus other limits
Fourteen attempted assassinations thwarted by gardaí in 2019
'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'