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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 21 March, 2019


# increase - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

HSE's €318 million spend on agency staff in 2018 described as 'sickening waste of money'

An extra €26 million was spent on agency staff in 2018, compared to 2017.

# increase - Monday 3 December, 2018

Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows

The Rough Sleeper Count is carried out every spring and winter.

# increase - Friday 15 June, 2018

'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year

Some 500 people were diagnosed with the condition last year, and this figure is expected to be higher in 2018.

# increase - Monday 4 June, 2018

Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre

Dealers began offering smaller, cheaper bags of the drug from last summer.

# increase - Friday 1 June, 2018

Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year

The company said the decision to raise prices was made in response to sustained increases in wholesale energy costs on global markets.

# increase - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Huge spike in steroid use despite side effects such as stunted growth and baldness

Gardaí believe about a dozen gyms in Dublin city centre and northside have been used as selling points.

# increase - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Netflix increasing prices for Irish customers

A spokesperson for Netflix told that customers will start notifying its Irish customers about the increases on 19 October.

# increase - Monday 4 September, 2017

What's the point of having a childcare subsidy if under-pressure creches are just going to raise fees?

Many creches across Ireland are increasing their fees in parallel with the introduction of a new €20 weekly subsidy aimed at easing the financial burden on parents.

# increase - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Quarterly charges jump from €3.18 to €18 for some Permanent TSB customers

The bank says these charges bring Permanent TSB in line with competitors.

# increase - Monday 22 May, 2017

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

# increase - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Cost of a stamp to rise from 72 cent to €1

An Post has said the cost still represents “very good value”.

# increase - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness

Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures

# increase - Monday 23 January, 2017

Fuel prices rising: It costs €18 more a month to run your car compared to last year

Research conducted AA Ireland found that the cost of a litre of petrol is now at 136.3c.

# increase - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Boost in numbers means there are now more special needs assistants than gardaí

An extra 115 special needs assistants will be available in January.

# increase - Monday 5 September, 2016

Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs

Insurance premiums are wiping out any savings motorists are making from low fuel prices.

# increase - Sunday 21 August, 2016

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Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased?

Fianna Fáil wants a €5 increase for pensioners in the next Budget.

# increase - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Apple may get rid of one of the iPhone's most annoying limitations

Apple will likely increase the minimum storage space offered on the iPhone from 16GB to 32GB.

# increase - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Almost 100,000 Irish homes are still in negative equity...

But at the rate property prices are increasing that won’t be the case for long says the ESRI…

# increase - Monday 22 February, 2016

Student nurses and midwives to get more cash from next month

They’ll now be able to earn 9.48 an hour.

# increase - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Good news: Ireland is set for 1,500+ new jobs

Five companies have announced they will be creating positions.

# increase - Monday 4 January, 2016

House prices outside of Dublin are flying up

It is still quite a bit pricier to live in the capital.

# increase - Monday 14 December, 2015

Heroin deaths on the rise in Ireland for the first time in four years

New figures show that 86 deaths were related to the drug in 2013.

# increase - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Rent in Dublin? Huge increase in amount of work needed in rented properties

One councillor said people are putting up with sub-standard conditions just to have a roof over their heads.

# increase - Friday 6 November, 2015

Are rents set to increase ahead of a two-year freeze measure?

The PRTB has issued advice to the public over the measures.

# increase - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Here is how much the reduced rate of USC will be worth to Enda and Co next year

The government is expecting USC to bring in around €4 billion.

# increase - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Rent a flat in Dublin? Monthly payments have shot up by over a hundred quid

Dublin rents now are just 3.5 per cent lower than their highest point.

# increase - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Here's how much accident victims in Ireland have been paid this year

In total the Injuries Board has awarded €128.45 million in the first six months of this year.

# increase - Monday 17 August, 2015

Students face battle for places as number of 500 point CAO courses jumps up

More than 75,000 offers have been made to applicants today.

# increase - Monday 15 June, 2015

# increase - Friday 29 May, 2015

A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers

The volume of retail sales has risen by 11.9% since last year.

# increase - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Getting a taxi today? It'll cost you more than usual

The fare hike comes just one day a head of strike action by bus drivers.

# increase - Monday 23 March, 2015

Mother and three children forced to take damp two-bed flat with sewage issues

The family took the flat to avoid emergency accommodation.

# increase - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Dublin IS NOT the most expensive place for a hotel stay in Ireland

Surprisingly, Killarney in Co Kerry is.

# increase - Monday 23 February, 2015

Increase in the number of men in their 20s and 30s with eating disorders

Eating Disorder Awareness Week starts today.

# increase - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Are fixer-uppers worth the bother?

Getting the house that needs refurbishing can seem like a good way to get a bargain. But does the market reflect that?

# increase - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.

# increase - Monday 8 December, 2014

Construction work was on the up again last month (and firms are hiring)

Some firms hired new staff to prepare for further growth in work.

# increase - Monday 27 October, 2014

More and more people are using the train to get around the country

It comes despite strike action during two days of the summer.

# increase - Sunday 12 October, 2014

More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice

3,588 people had sought advice from Focus Ireland in the first eight months of this year.

# increase - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Nurses and midwives hit out at 50% hike in registration fee

The rise in the fee is related to costs incurred through the implementation of the Nurses and Midwifes’ Act of 2011.

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