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# crisis - Monday 8 September, 2014

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin

Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.

# crisis - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Seriously? Back here again?: These house hunters are queuing to buy homes

House hunters have been in line for four days ahead of homes at Miller’s Glen going up for sale.

# crisis - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it's bizarre Shade

Number of Syrian refugees passes three million

The UN has described it as ‘the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era’.

# crisis - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Couple evicted from home before they could get dressed may have to 'sleep in a van'

Martin and Violet Coyne are left homeless after being evicted from their residence in Castleknock.

Bailiffs evict Castleknock pensioners ahead of court hearing

The Coynes have never failed to pay rent – but are facing eviction today.

# crisis - Monday 28 July, 2014

As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.

# crisis - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Case Studies: Facing homelessness in a foreign country

Social support agency Crosscare have provided vital support to immigrants in Ireland.

# crisis - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR Catastrophe This post contains images

Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR

A total of 2,599 people died by gunshot, machete attacks or grenades in a six-month period.

# crisis - Friday 18 July, 2014

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting

The US reaffirmed its strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

Ballymun council building occupied over rent allowance ban

“It is discrimination against the people of Ballymun,” one of the protesters told

# crisis - Friday 11 July, 2014

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

# crisis - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Tenants "caught in crossfire" between landlords in arrears, and banks

Tenants have to pay rent to the receiver – but the receiver doesn’t have to carry out repairs or maintain standards.

# crisis - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Charity calls on Housing Minister to meet homeless people tonight; she declines

The Inner City Helping Homeless group has urged Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to ‘open her eyes’ and reconsider turning down their offer of meeting homeless people tonight.

# crisis - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

'Hopeless fantasy': McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated

Joan Burton defended the government’s Housing Bill at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013. The Trust helped 3,586 people last year, up from 383 six years ago.

# crisis - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# crisis - Monday 16 June, 2014

'If it wasn’t for friends, I’d literally be on the streets'

EPIC has warned that young care leavers are at an increased risk of homelessness.

# crisis - Friday 13 June, 2014

US considering "all the options" as militants move towards Baghdad

President Barack Obama’s comments come after the cities of Mosul and Tikrit fell to insurgents during lightning advances.

# crisis - Thursday 12 June, 2014

US condemns militant attacks in Iraq

Washington is considering options for offering military assistance to Baghdad, including drone strikes.

# crisis - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Kenny and Gilmore off to Brussels to discuss outcome of European elections

The European leaders will discuss the impact of the election results as well as the Ukraine crisis.

# crisis - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Tipperary Rape Crisis service will 'continue as normal'

Rape Crisis Midwest will close their Tipperary centre for a month, but Tipperary Rape Crisis & Counselling Service will be unaffected.

# crisis - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

New funding to boost house construction but Dublin city to see budget slashed

Councillors want answers over why their housing budget is to be cut by 50 per cent over the next two years.

# crisis - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Doctors to risk Ukrainian violence to carry out life-saving children's operations

The Irish-funded team say there are willing to run the risk of entering the pro-Russian border region to carry out the urgent operations.

Dad of boy with rare disease pens moving 'I have a dream' speech

Alex Kinne Coyle has a rare disease and needs constant care – but his medical card was revoked this year.

# crisis - Monday 12 May, 2014

Russia threatens to cut off Ukrainian gas in three weeks

Russia has told its neighbour “pay the debts and we can agree something”.

# crisis - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Pro-Russian rebel regions hold vote to split from Ukraine

The ballots are being held in provinces where insurgents hold more than a dozen towns. The US has said they “violate international law”.

# crisis - Friday 2 May, 2014

Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless

Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.

# crisis - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Being named is "a big punishment" for man who sexually assaulted teen

“It’s really important to educate people around sentencing,” said Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop of the Rape Crisis Centre.

Irish cargo plane's landing gear failure causes runway closure at UK airport

East Midlands Airport state that the runway is closed until further notice.

# crisis - Saturday 26 April, 2014

G7 leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over escalating Ukraine crisis

The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.

# crisis - Friday 25 April, 2014

Good Samaritan saves mum and three kids from living in their car

Sabrina McMahon’s story is not an unusual one, TD Catherine Murphy has said.

Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be 'expensive mistake'

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.

# crisis - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

# crisis - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Unconfirmed photos released show Russian forces in eastern Ukraine

The images, provided by Ukrainian diplomats, have yet to be verified.

# crisis - Monday 21 April, 2014

From The42 We were our own worst enemy against Everton, says Rooney Crisis

We were our own worst enemy against Everton, says Rooney

David Moyes’ former club heaped more misery on an abject United yesterday.

# crisis - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Russian ambassador on Ukraine: 'If my grandma had a beard, she would have been my grandpa'

Maxim Peshkov said that his country has received no calls from eastern regions to allow them to join the Russian Fedration.

# crisis - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Warning of "crisis of school leadership" over unsustainable cutbacks

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Princiapls has warned that problems could occur due to the failure to invest in management structures in schools.

# crisis - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see

Ukraine reported yesterday that troops had started leaving the area.

# crisis - Friday 28 March, 2014

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013

The annual report also outlines cost savings of €30 million are to be introduced.

# crisis - Thursday 27 March, 2014

UN declares Crimea's breakaway vote illegal

Today’s resolution asks countries not to recognise any alteration of the status of the Black Sea peninsula.