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# shortages - Monday 17 February, 2020

Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong amid coronavirus panic-buying

Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock toilet paper quickly enough.

# shortages - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Boojum says it will stop deducting till shortages from staff's tips but 'may deduct from wages'

Mexican burrito bar Boojum has admitted to previously using staff tips to make up for shortages in the till.

# shortages - Monday 27 February, 2017

The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic

Previously, Irish children received free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

# shortages - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Dublin fire engines repeatedly taken out of action due to staff shortages

Dublin Fire Brigade said it is working to fill existing and future vacancies.

# shortages - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Some Dublin hospitals are 'down hundreds of staff'

The Department of Health has said that its national recruitment plan continues apace.

# shortages - Friday 28 August, 2015

Epilepsy unit at Beaumont Hospital closed because of staff shortages

Vacant positions have been filled but the unit will not reopen until 21 September.

# shortages - Saturday 17 January, 2015

People are becoming professional queuers in Venezuela

Meet Krisbell Villarroel, a 22-year-old single mother of two small children.

# shortages - Friday 29 August, 2014

Staff shortage at Kerry General Hospital now at "unsafe" levels says union

The INMO says a block on hiring is making the problem worse.

# shortages - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Bereaved families spend days searching for coffins due to Venezuela shortages

Others have had to cancel funerals.

# shortages - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Garda car shortage meant hour delay in child 'abduction' response

It also took two hours for the incident to be assigned to a garda.

# shortages - Thursday 19 June, 2014

HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem

It is anticipated that the vaccine will be available in mid to late July but it will continue to be offered to newborns and those at greatest risk.

# shortages - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

The Evening with added toe wrestling

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets

This is not a drill. Furbys are heading towards extinction and iPad Minis are all sold out.

# shortages - Monday 28 May, 2012

Numbers giving blood drops due to hot weather

Water isn’t the only liquid in danger of a shortage during sunny spell – blood donations are down by a fifth.

# shortages - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Portlaoise hospital cuts services to cut costs

A memo sent to staff at Midlands Regional Hospital indicates that the out-patient and in-patient departments will be affected.