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# communities - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.

# communities - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Gang of armed locals chase burglars through town in Leitrim

An RTÉ Prime Time programme due to air tonight looks into the problem of repeat burglary offenders.

# communities - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'One family lost four out of five children to drug addiction'

Members of the public are being urged to report drug dealing in their area.

# communities - Sunday 22 May, 2016

This Irish documentary about fishing and oil is making people angry

Risteard O Domhnaill was behind the documentary The Pipe. Now he has returned with an acclaimed documentary voiced by Brendan Gleeson.

# communities - Monday 25 April, 2016

Rank-and-file gardaí don't think much of their boss's stance on station closures

The Commissioner appeared before the Policing Authority for its first public session today.

# communities - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Gardaí say crime in Stepaside is up and it's time to reopen the station

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has also revealed the results of a survey which found 93% support a work-to-rule.

# communities - Friday 12 February, 2016

Thieves steal more than two miles of copper from dangerous overhead lines

The ESB has expressed concern for the safety of those stealing the wire.

# communities - Thursday 24 September, 2015

This rural village is about to get some of the fastest broadband in the country

This comes as part of a joint venture between the ESB and Vodafone.

# communities - Monday 8 June, 2015

Money from dormant accounts to be used to fund drug prevention services

Funding will also be provided for groups supporting disability services and home carers.

# communities - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Just how much of an impact do volunteers have on the communities they help?

A new study has looked at this in detail.

# communities - Sunday 3 May, 2015

This non-profit wants to start up 100 projects across the country in 100 days

ChangeX aims to help communities start up their own projects to help improve their lives.

# communities - Friday 2 January, 2015

Over one million texts about local crime sent under Garda text alert system

The text alert system was launched by the gardaí in September 2013

# communities - Monday 17 March, 2014

Requests for €15.5m to help Irish people living abroad

A programme in Eamon Gilmore’s department provides funding to organisations supporting Irish communities abroad.

# communities - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland

Alcohol’s harm to others will be discussed at Alcohol Awareness Week at the end of the month.

# communities - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

TCD scientists find significant increases in MRSA strains outside of hospitals

Between 2002 and 2011, researchers identified a 44-fold increase in the prevalence of PVL-positive MRSA.

# communities - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Planning process criticised as Government publishes details of public consultation

Ireland has submitted its first report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention which ensures public participation in environmental planning.

# communities - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'

Minister Pat Rabbitte said tonight that it is the Government’s policy to deliver infrastructure in the most “cost efficient and timely way possible”.

# communities - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Gardaí launch 'text alert' service to tackle rural crime

The initiative will allow people to send alerts of suspicious incidents to the rest of the community through gardaí.

# communities - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Archbishop Martin: 'Communities must mobilise and speak out against violence'

The Archbishop of Dublin said that acts of violence, like that of a pipe bomb being left in a graveyard this week, should be condemned.

# communities - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Three former garda stations licensed to be used by community groups

How the closed garda stations should be used is decided by the OPW, which is engaging with 64 interested groups across the country.

# communities - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances

National Volunteering Week ends today. Here Donnacha Maguire, who is in Ethiopia, tells us about some of the work being done by Irish volunteers in the country.

# communities - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Committee to hear about bullying on social media

The hearing is one of a series on social media use in Ireland.

# communities - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

TD says Hogan has neglected scheme for disadvantaged urban areas

The Minister has said the phasing out of city council and development boards will have implications for the programme.

# communities - Friday 28 September, 2012

Column: Why internet trolls exist and why they're unlikely to go away

Ciarán Mc Mahon writes on the theories behind internet trolling and explains why, as long as there is a free and open internet, they’re probably not going to go away.

# communities - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Column: Ireland needs to regain that elusive feelgood factor

For economic recovery we must first lift the national mood, writes Ruairi Devlin – and the arts can help do that.

# communities - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Garda Commissioner: Station closures will affect areas but communities can help reduce crime

Martin Callinan says the closure of Garda stations will affect communities – but that plans were in place to minimise the impact of such changes.