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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# record high

Last year
Property prices have now reached the same level as the Celtic Tiger peak - CSO
The high follows a 14.1% price increase over the past year.
All time
Hospital waiting lists top 900,000 for the first time as consultants warn of worsening crisis
Figures released today show 908,519 people in Ireland are on a waiting list for care.
There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017
The INMO said that this was further evidence that our health service “simply cannot cope with the demands”.
Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland
The number of homeless people has more than doubled since December 2014.
Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country
This comes after news of planned industrial action at Beaumont Hospital – one of the worst affected by overcrowding.
Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia
A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.