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# pq - Sunday 4 November, 2018

'A retention crisis': Concerns raised as numbers serving in Defence Forces drops below 9,000

As of 30 September, permanent Defence Forces numbers dropped to 8,989.

# pq - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Kinahan Hutch feud coincides with huge need for armed Garda prisoner escorts to courts

Last year, there were 740 requests by the Prison Service for an armed Garda escort for prisoner transfers to courts here.

# pq - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Minister: Hospital followed procedure in case of man who suffered heart attack after being turned away

In August, a Wicklow man suffered a heart attack hours after being refused treatment at a hospital.

# pq - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year

That’s according to new figures shared by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

# pq - Thursday 24 August, 2017

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year

Since 2010, 892 incidents have happened on Irish roads involving National Ambulance Service vehicles.

# pq - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.

# pq - Monday 29 May, 2017

Ireland's secret services handed back €300k despite 'credible concern regarding terrorist activity'

Catherine Murphy has said she is concerned that not all the money is being spent to secure the country.

# pq - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

# pq - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Dublin traffic jams are costing around €350 million a year - Shane Ross

The results could lead to an increase in public transport investment.

# pq - Monday 2 January, 2017

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

# pq - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

525 phones confiscated from Irish prisons so far this year

Prisoners found in possession of a mobile phone could be prosecuted.

# pq - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Female garda numbers have gone way up in the past decade PQ

Female garda numbers have gone way up in the past decade

New figures show the number of female gardaí is at 3,370.

# pq - Monday 17 October, 2016

Joan Burton quizzes the Taoiseach on how much his staff are being paid

He has a team of 12 who are earning up to €156k.

# pq - Monday 19 September, 2016

Vast majority of IDA jobs in Dublin and Cork as rural counties fall behind

Newly-released figures show the vast amount of IDA-supported jobs are created in Dublin.

# pq - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date

That works out at an average of €7,000 per property per year.

# pq - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants

Many relate to non-payment of fines.

# pq - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# pq - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

NCT about to expire? Urgent cases will get an appointment or get the test for free

The Road Safety Authority said there is no backlog and they are very prepared for the new rules.

# pq - Friday 14 November, 2014

The number of people doing apprenticeships has nearly doubled since last year

There has been a steady increase in the number of people signing on to do apprenticeships.

# pq - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Gilmore raised concerns over US spying with embassy in Dublin this summer

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he expressed the government’s concerns to the US Embassy in Dublin at a senior official level.

# pq - Saturday 31 August, 2013

26 Syrian refugees seek asylum in Ireland as violence escalates

Nigerians make up the highest number of refugees in Ireland at 63, while Pakistani refugees are second at 58.

# pq - Sunday 11 August, 2013

€60.4 million spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over three years

A prefab costs around €13,500 to rent a year.

# pq - Monday 11 February, 2013

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned

However most than 3,500 behaviour warnings, the first step to an ASBO, have been issued – including 1,200 to children.

# pq - Friday 1 February, 2013

Here's how 7,500 people went to jail for not paying fines in 2012

An average of 20 people a day were jailed for non-payment of fines last year – despite moves to reduce the figures.

# pq - Thursday 25 October, 2012

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant

New figures show that 65,000 students applied under the new student grant system – but decisions have been made on just 12,000 applications so far.

# pq - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Revenue close down 38 filling stations this year in black market crackdown

The Revenue Commissioners have warned that the illegal trade in oil laundering represents a serious threat to the Exchequer.

# pq - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Central Bank still exchanging €10k worth of punts every day

The Minister for Justice has said that there’s nothing suspicious about people exchanging their punts for euro more than ten years after the changeover.