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# help - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse'
# Ageing
# Ageing

'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse'

Feb 11th 2014, 9:13 AM 5,316 Views 17 Comments

Tadgh Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland said in the next seven years, the population over 85 will grow by 46 per cent.

# help - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?

Feb 4th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,510 Views 38 Comments

A new study being undertaken by researchers in Trinity College is trying to find out…

# help - Monday 3 February, 2014

Over 120 AIB mortgage holders get long term solution under new initiative
# Arrears
# Arrears

Over 120 AIB mortgage holders get long term solution under new initiative

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:27 AM 8,790 Views 29 Comments

The partnership deal between AIB and the IMHO has been hailed a success by the two groups.

# help - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas
# Help
# Help

Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas

Jan 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,235 Views 13 Comments

Monday 30 December was the busiest day, while volunteers took 520 calls on Christmas Day.

# help - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Thousands asked for help from insolvency service in its first months
# Debt
# Debt

Thousands asked for help from insolvency service in its first months

Dec 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,774 Views 17 Comments

In the first three months of the ISI’s existence, it was inundated with calls and emails.

# help - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Helpful Garda Pic of the Day
# Christmas Cheer
# Christmas Cheer

Helpful Garda Pic of the Day

Dec 24th 2013, 1:56 PM 17,301 Views 26 Comments

A member of An Garda Síochana was only too happy to take a groupie shot of these people.

Dog found under a pile of rubbish with his skull smashed is on the mend
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Dog found under a pile of rubbish with his skull smashed is on the mend

Dec 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 28,146 Views 95 Comments

The vet said the hunting dog, Fionn, had received a severe blunt force trauma to the head.

# help - Friday 20 December, 2013

Irish students help to train Mozambique’s first ever optometrists
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Irish students help to train Mozambique’s first ever optometrists

Dec 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,120 Views 6 Comments

The first ever eye specialists have recently graduated from university in Mozambique thanks to the assistance of students from DIT.

# help - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Calls to Samaritans helpline down but people "still hurting very much"
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

Calls to Samaritans helpline down but people "still hurting very much"

Dec 18th 2013, 10:53 AM 3,300 Views 14 Comments

In total, the helpline received 381,128 calls in the last year.

# help - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Christmas pressures cause spike in demand for mental health services
# Depression
# Depression

Christmas pressures cause spike in demand for mental health services

Dec 17th 2013, 10:12 AM 5,889 Views 19 Comments

One mental health charity has seen a 20 per cent jump in visits to its site in December alone.

Love/Hate’s Fran, Colin Farrell and Katie Taylor rally support for Merryn
# Neuroblastoma
# Neuroblastoma

Love/Hate’s Fran, Colin Farrell and Katie Taylor rally support for Merryn

Dec 17th 2013, 7:30 AM 16,800 Views 17 Comments

Four-year-old Merryn was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma – an aggressive childhood cancer of the nervous system.

# help - Friday 13 December, 2013

Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed

Dec 13th 2013, 12:11 PM 101 Views 20 Comments

Today, the case began of Gail O’Rorke who has been charged under the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 for assisting an MS sufferer to die.

# help - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work

Dec 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 19 Views 2 Comments

The devastation is still apparent, writes Clare Ahern, who says it’s vital that people’s livelihoods are now restored.

# help - Monday 9 December, 2013

Horse euthanised after being found with two broken legs in Wicklow estate
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Horse euthanised after being found with two broken legs in Wicklow estate

Dec 9th 2013, 5:41 PM 31,541 Views 88 Comments

A vet had to be called to the scene to put the animal down.

# help - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Gardaí appeal for missing person Kevin Rice
# Appeal
# Appeal

Gardaí appeal for missing person Kevin Rice

Dec 5th 2013, 9:05 PM 19,723 Views 6 Comments

He was last seen on the 30 November.

# help - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Missing teenager Rebekah Burnett found by gardaí
# Missing Girl
# Missing Girl

Missing teenager Rebekah Burnett found by gardaí

Dec 3rd 2013, 8:18 PM 39,235 Views 33 Comments

The 15-year-old had been missing since she was last seen at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on Thursday 28 November.

Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index

Dec 3rd 2013, 7:45 AM 12,621 Views 59 Comments

Ireland has scored a hat-trick after being ranked the most generous in Europe three years in row.

# help - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries
# Poverty
# Poverty

47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries

Nov 26th 2013, 5:29 PM 4,803 Views 36 Comments

A new Eurobarometer survey shows that 52 per cent said that tackling global poverty should be one of the Government’s main priorities.

# help - Sunday 17 November, 2013

'Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government'
# Older People
# Older People

'Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government'

Nov 17th 2013, 1:41 PM 6,333 Views 38 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said the number of grants reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013.

# help - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 16th 2013, 8:03 PM 15,247 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

# help - Friday 15 November, 2013

Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer
# Sisters
# Sisters

Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer

Nov 15th 2013, 7:31 PM 18,613 Views 5 Comments

Twin sisters Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer were both diagnosed with breast cancer only months apart.

# help - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today
# Philippines
# Philippines

Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today

Nov 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,490 Views 16 Comments

Charities are warning that the death toll in the Philippines which is currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

Online programme helps children with dyslexia and reading issues
# Speech And Language
# Speech And Language

Online programme helps children with dyslexia and reading issues

Nov 12th 2013, 6:15 AM 9,619 Views 36 Comments

The programme can also help adults who have reading difficulties.

# help - Monday 11 November, 2013

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 11th 2013, 8:51 PM 7,645 Views 11 Comments

60 metric tonnes of emergency aid is due to arrive in the Philippines tomorrow from UNICEF’s central supplies in Denmark.

# help - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000

Nov 9th 2013, 9:28 AM 6,086 Views 9 Comments

The typhoon moved on to Vietnam today.

# help - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Sharp increase in suicidal farmers calling helpline over financial troubles
# Stress
# Stress

Sharp increase in suicidal farmers calling helpline over financial troubles

Nov 7th 2013, 3:42 PM 7,500 Views 33 Comments

Financial woes and the fodder shortage has left many farmers in an extremely difficult situation, says suicide prevention charity Console.

# help - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees
# BREAKING THE SILENCE
# BREAKING THE SILENCE

Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees

Nov 6th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,629 Views 10 Comments

The training programme will also help colleagues cope with the aftermath of suicide in the workplace.

# help - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

New genetic mutation linked to eczema
# Skin Disease
# Skin Disease

New genetic mutation linked to eczema

Nov 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 13,775 Views 20 Comments

The mutation of the gene can result in the development of a type of eczema known as atopic dermatitis.

# help - Saturday 2 November, 2013

The ‘Dublin differential’: Should city centre dwellers get tax breaks for living in the capital?
# City Slickers
# City Slickers

The ‘Dublin differential’: Should city centre dwellers get tax breaks for living in the capital?

Nov 2nd 2013, 11:30 AM 10,645 Views 93 Comments

House prices in Dublin are up 12.3 per cent, so should people living in the city get a helping hand?

# help - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Ted from Scrubs performs Hey Ya and Help at Trinity College Dublin
# Scrubs Up Well
From The Daily Edge
# Scrubs Up Well

Ted from Scrubs performs Hey Ya and Help at Trinity College Dublin

Oct 23rd 2013, 6:28 PM 4,192 Views 1 Comment

He also sang a tune with the a cappella group The Trinitones.

# help - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Appeal for information about attempted murder and sexual assault of a young girl
# Newry
# Newry

Appeal for information about attempted murder and sexual assault of a young girl

Oct 17th 2013, 2:44 PM 16,276 Views 22 Comments

The attack took place in 1994 in Newry.

# help - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people
# Disaster
# Disaster

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people

Oct 15th 2013, 9:42 AM 2,946 Views 9 Comments

The earthquake reached 7.2 on the Richter scale.

Man seriously injured in explosion in Derry
# Derry
# Derry

Man seriously injured in explosion in Derry

Oct 15th 2013, 8:10 AM 2,572 Views 5 Comments

It is believed a gas explosion occurred in the Bond Street area.

# help - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Car stolen in Wexford containing a child’s pink wheelchair
# Appeal
# Appeal

Car stolen in Wexford containing a child’s pink wheelchair

Oct 13th 2013, 9:08 PM 35,059 Views 81 Comments

Lauryn Tracy has Cerebral Palsy and needs her wheelchair to get around.

Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped in northern Syria
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped in northern Syria

Oct 13th 2013, 6:30 PM 4,280 Views 21 Comments

The group was kidnapped early this morning.

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Oct 13th 2013, 3:25 PM 4,442 Views 57 Comments

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

Cyclone in India weakens, with 9 people dead
# India
# India

Cyclone in India weakens, with 9 people dead

Oct 13th 2013, 12:44 PM 4,121 Views 25 Comments

This is the strongest cyclone to hit India in 14 years.

# help - Friday 11 October, 2013

Women and children 14 times more likely to die during disasters
# Day Of The Girl
# Day Of The Girl

Women and children 14 times more likely to die during disasters

Oct 11th 2013, 3:00 PM 7,774 Views 104 Comments

Adolescent girls in disasters are being drastically failed when they are at their most vulnerable, says CEO of Plan Ireland.

Man dies after being rescued off the coast of Inishbofin
# Rescue
# Rescue

Man dies after being rescued off the coast of Inishbofin

Oct 11th 2013, 2:12 PM 10,948 Views 6 Comments

The Coast Guard received a call at 2.20am.

240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992
# Abuse
# Abuse

240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992

Oct 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 7,176 Views 22 Comments

The Dublin based agency, NIAP, says that 5 per cent of adolescents they treat are young girls.