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From TheJournal.ie Almost €700 million paid to private landlords in rent subsidies last year Housing

Almost €700 million paid to private landlords in rent subsidies last year

€276,600,000 was paid in HAP to landlords via HAP last year.

From TheJournal.ie 2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began Road Deaths

2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began

This compares with 156 deaths as a result of 141 crashes in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie 62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year Worrying

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year

Armenian national Ilabek Avetian suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a scrambler bike in a north Dublin park earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Irish house prices increased 13% in twelve months, the fastest rate in Europe All The Money

Irish house prices increased 13% in twelve months, the fastest rate in Europe

Dublin residential property prices have increased 90% from their February 2012 low.

From TheJournal.ie There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month Dire Situation

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month

The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.

From TheJournal.ie If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless? Figures

If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?

The government says 600 people were counted wrongly as being homeless, others are not so sure.

From TheJournal.ie 'They never became homeless': Minister defends himself against accusations he manipulated figures Homelessness

'They never became homeless': Minister defends himself against accusations he manipulated figures

Sinn Féin has accused the minister of “knowingly” manipulating homeless figures.

From TheJournal.ie Council told by Housing Department not to include people it says are homeless in monthly figures Homelessness

Council told by Housing Department not to include people it says are homeless in monthly figures Exclusive

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced earlier this week that a number of local authorities had been miscategorising people as homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Despite dropping 25,000 listeners in a year, Morning Ireland is still by far the most listened to radio show JNLR

Despite dropping 25,000 listeners in a year, Morning Ireland is still by far the most listened to radio show

There were mixed results for Ireland’s main national stations.

From TheJournal.ie The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year Housing Report 2017

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.

From TheJournal.ie More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018 INMO

More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018

Nursing representatives met with HSE officials earlier today to see how hospital overcrowding can be reduced.

From TheJournal.ie 'No evidence whatsoever' to claims by top housing official that homeless families are 'gaming the system' Homelessness

'No evidence whatsoever' to claims by top housing official that homeless families are 'gaming the system'

Conor Skehan said that families may be “gaming the system” in order to jump up the social housing waiting list.

From TheJournal.ie Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959 Road Safety

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Friday night's Late Late Toy Show was the most-watched Irish programme this year Eyes On Screens

Friday night's Late Late Toy Show was the most-watched Irish programme this year

The show was watched in 109 countries outside of Ireland.

From The42 Mayweather-McGregor gate receipts short of record Figures

Mayweather-McGregor gate receipts short of record

The controversial 26 August fight raked in $55.4m, well short of the $72.2m generated by the ‘Fight of the Century’.

From TheJournal.ie Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman Homelessness

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

From TheJournal.ie 873 pints of' 'hooch' confiscated in Irish prisons last year Homebrew

873 pints of' 'hooch' confiscated in Irish prisons last year

Homebrew is made in cells using ingredients including water, sugar, fruit and bread.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years Children

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children?

A report this morning suggests that the number of children home-schooled in Ireland has doubled in the past five years.

From TheJournal.ie Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland Emergency Accommodation

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine? Homeless

FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine?

Ireland is in the middle of a housing crisis, but are homeless numbers the highest they’ve ever been?

From TheJournal.ie Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending Spending

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending

The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high Crisis

The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high

The number of homeless families and children both declined this month.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage approval rates have shot up by nearly 30% in a year Lending

Mortgage approval rates have shot up by nearly 30% in a year

New figures show a 28% increase in mortgage approvals since last year.

From TheJournal.ie A snapshot of Irish health: Over half of us are overweight (and a lot of us binge drink) CSO

A snapshot of Irish health: Over half of us are overweight (and a lot of us binge drink)

According to new figures from the CSO, almost one in five of us binge drink at least once a week.

From TheJournal.ie To live and die in Ireland: New CSO figures reveal the state of the nation How Are We Lookin

To live and die in Ireland: New CSO figures reveal the state of the nation

New CSO census figures have highlighted the new birth rates and the main causes of death in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement Housing

Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement

Interest in new homes was greatest in the Dublin area, along with the Dublin commuter counties, said one property website.

From TheJournal.ie There are now nearly 1,000 homeless families in emergency accommodation in Dublin Emergency Accommodation

There are now nearly 1,000 homeless families in emergency accommodation in Dublin

Latest figures show that there were 998 families homeless and living in hostels, hotels or B&Bs across Dublin in the month of August.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 100 families became homeless in Dublin in July Housing Crisis

Nearly 100 families became homeless in Dublin in July

Focus Ireland release homeless figures today amidst calls for clear Government targets and timelines

From The42 Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa? Ruck Stats

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa?

Jack McGrath was superb post-tackle for Ireland, but many others dug in too.

From TheJournal.ie Calls to address 'crisis' as HIV cases nearly double in first 4 months of the year Urgent Action

Calls to address 'crisis' as HIV cases nearly double in first 4 months of the year

There were 175 cases of HIV reported in the first 16 weeks of 2016, compared to 106 in the same period last year.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what we're buying and where we're buying it The Big Shop

Here's what we're buying and where we're buying it

Sales of fish, fruit and nuts are all up.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prove it, prove it!': Noonan blames media and insists he didn't get his maths wrong Angry Noonan

'Prove it, prove it!': Noonan blames media and insists he didn't get his maths wrong

The Finance Minister has been defending his party’s economic plans today.

From TheJournal.ie Breakdown: These are the sectors that employed 126,000 people in the past 3 years Action Plan For Jobs

Breakdown: These are the sectors that employed 126,000 people in the past 3 years

Fourteen sectors are included in the data, which shows an increase in the number of people employed in each industry.

From TheJournal.ie These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations Penalty Points

These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations

The Department of Justice has reported that 1,526 drivers avoided penalty points by donating to the court poor box from January 2014- May 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Winning Streak figures jump 30,000 for appearance of Edward Hutch Hutch Effect

Winning Streak figures jump 30,000 for appearance of Edward Hutch

Hutch won €8,000 in cash and a car worth €25,000 on the RTÉ show.

From TheJournal.ie Do you know what Irish people love? Taking the bus... Getting Out Of The House

Do you know what Irish people love? Taking the bus...

… and the train (and coach trips).

From TheJournal.ie Teenagers are having a lot fewer children than they used to Sex Education

Teenagers are having a lot fewer children than they used to

There has been a 60% decline since 2001 in the number of 15- to 19-year-olds having children.

From TheJournal.ie More tuned into Saturday Night Show than Late Late last weekend - but they're "not in competition" Ryan Vs Brendan
From TheJournal.ie Irish homes are a lot warmer than they were 10 years ago Keeping The Heat In

Irish homes are a lot warmer than they were 10 years ago

New figures from the CSO show significant improvements to BER ratings.

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