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# 2022

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Social Housing
Initial social housing targets not met as Housing Department revises new builds to approx 7,500
The Department of Housing has cast doubt on figures issued in an official briefing note to Minister Paschal Donohoe.
This month
January 2023
# heat wave
2022 confirmed as Ireland's hottest year on record
High temperature records for July and August were also broken last year during heatwave conditions.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of 2022
Listen in to hear what we picked amongst the range of topics we tackled across politics, sport, entertainment and health this year.
# 2022
Time outdoors, electric cars, and cutbacks: CSO releases the year in numbers
The report covers everything from crime to the environment.
Last month
December 2022
# Quiz
Quiz: Who Said It? 2022 Edition
Can you match the person to the quote?
Voices
Opinion: Are we finally seeing the end of 'Brexit mania' in Britain?
Peter Flanagan asks if the tide is now turning against the great Brexit experiment across the water.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Ten more movies to watch at Christmas
In our columnist’s humble opinion, these films are perfect to watch in the halcyon days sandwiched between Christmas and New Year’s.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Mary Lou, Trump and Dublin's lord mayor - my 2022 political awards
Our columnist looks at the highs and lows of political life in Ireland and the US this year.
Last year
2022
# Review
Kenny's Ireland don't need to look far for inspiration after largely forgettable 12 months
It’s been a mixed year for the Irish team.
# 2022
World Cup organisers apologise after staff threaten to 'smash' Danish TV crew's camera
They claimed security staff mistakenly interrupted a live broadcast.
# Controversy
Hacking gang targeted Qatar World Cup critics
A dozen lawyers, journalists and famous people were victims of the scheme.
Voices
The Irish For: The rise of Rían - the latest baby names in Ireland
Darach Ó Séaghdha take a look at the most popular baby names last year.
# Chance
Boost for Shane Duffy as he makes first Premier League start of 2022
Elsewhere, Ireland U19 international Tayo Adaramola could be in line for a debut against Chelsea.
# House Prices
House prices across Ireland are almost 10% higher than they were a year ago
Analysis by Davy and Myhome.ie shows that house prices are now seven times average incomes.
All time
Surgeries and outpatient appointments deferred at five hospitals over Covid-related staff absences
The CMO has warned it is ‘simply not safe’ for people to meet in large numbers to celebrate the New Year.
# new me
Quiz: How much do you know about 2022?
Nothing? Ah you must know something.
# Quiz
Quiz: Are these festive traditions from around the world real or fake?
Ho-ho-hone in on your knowledge of some unusual traditions.
# August Bank Holiday
Lineup announced for next year's All Together Now festival
The popular festival last took place in the summer of 2019.
# future plans
2022 Irish Open to take place at Mount Juliet
It will be the second consecutive year that the Kilkenny venue will host the event.
# CONFIRMED
Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022
Ireland have yet to qualify for the World Cup but had hoped to take their final steps towards booking their place this year.
# Hybrid Game
International Rules Series to be played in 2020 and 2022
The GAA has confirmed matches in Ireland and Australia.
# future vision
World Rugby insists it wants promotion/relegation in Nations Championship
Rugby’s governing body has moved to officially clarify its position on the new Nations Championship.
# Khalifa Stadium
British man dies while working on World Cup stadium in Qatar
The man’s family have been informed. The cause of death has not yet been released.
# Dry run
There's a wee problem with the mountain at the heart of Beijing's Winter Olympics... there's no snow!
Some of the big highlights of the 2022 games will take place on man-made snow.
# 2022
Fifa deny Blatter Qatar criticism reports
The game’s world governing body has moved quickly to dispel rumours their leader claimed the nation would lose the tournament.
# short-list
The Winter Olympics are going to either Oslo, Beijing or Almaty in 2022
Bring a good warm coat.
# happy out
VIDEO: Topless protesters disrupt Trap's reunion with Strunz
The former Ireland boss took it all in his stride.
# kafala
French footballer denied Qatar exit visa arrives home after 17 months
Zahir Belounis says he has no problem with the country, only his former club.