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# Annual Report

Last year
# Annual Report
Pandemic leaves IRFU with €30m 'hole' in finances
The Union’s net assets now stand at over €105m but cash reserves have taken a hit.
# Annual Report
IRFU record €5.9m surplus but stress need for Irish rugby to 'live within its means'
The Union’s annual report, published today, was delivered with a word of warning amid predicted deficits in the coming years.
Rape crisis centres: Increase in helpline calls compared with pre-pandemic years
A report by
Hayley Halpin
That’s according to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland’s rape crisis statistics 2021 report.
# Annual Report
Over 7,000 people contacted the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for the first time in 2021
The line was at its busiest in September and November.
# Annual Report
There are 'concerning localised issues' impacting negatively on air people breathe, EPA warns
The EPA has today launched its annual air quality report, Air Quality in Ireland 2021.
# Annual Report
Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue
The Department of Defence and Defence Forces annual report was launched this week.
# Women's Aid
Assaults with hurls, rape, sleep deprivation: Over 33,000 domestic violence reports made last year
Women’s Aid is calling for more men to become allies in creating zero tolerance of all forms of violence against women.
# gsoc
Garda watchdog sees marked increase in complaints in 2021 - but 39% ruled inadmissible
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission annual report showed that last year the body dealt with 2,189 complaints in 2021.
# distribution
GAA to cut Dublin funding and give majority of counties 'a significant increase'
The GAA have said they are ‘happy to explore’ the use of stadia in a proposed bid by the UK and Ireland for Euro 2028.
# Annual Report
Total cost of Covid amounts to €25m as GAA coffers return to black
The GAA recorded a national surplus of €13.5m for 2021.
All time
# bumper year
Noteworthy: Community-sourced ideas and crowdfunded investigations win four awards this year
The Journal’s investigative platform published 14 investigations in 2021 and scooped 4 awards.
# Targets
Ireland missed its overall renewable energy target for 2020
Ireland’s overall share of renewable energy in 2020 was 13.5% and the target was 16%.
# Annual Report
Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland
Almost 10,000 people accessed MQI’s services last year with almost 50,000 meals given to homeless people on a take-away basis.
# Crime
15% increase in contacts made to Crime Victims Helpline in 2020 compared to previous year
That’s according to the CVH’s 2020 annual report launched today.
# Spending
Exchequer spent estimated €17.1 billion as a result of Covid-19 in pandemic's first year
The Comptroller and Auditor General annual report was published today.
# Annual Report
Divorce applications rose by 29% last year, the highest increase since legislation was introduced
The Courts Service has put the increase in divorce cases down to both Covid-19 and a change in law which reduced waiting times.
# Mental Health
'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients
2020 figures show that, for the first time, the highest number of applications to involuntarily detain mental health patients came from gardaí.
# Sexual Assault
Almost 1 in 10 sex assault victims to attend for treatment had multiple assailants in 2020
That is according to the 2020 Sexual Assault Treatment Unit annual report.
# Annual Report
Over 6,500 pregnancy terminations were carried out in Ireland last year
The vast majority of the terminations were carried out in early pregnancy.
# top brass
GAA hopeful some crowds may attend inter-county games in 2021
Croke Park said the decision to postpone inter-county training was not financially motivated.
# Annual Report
'Largely our own fault' - GAA chief on failure to complete club championships in 2020
Croke Park released its annual report this morning.
# Runaway Train
Connacht secretary calls for county training to be capped at 3 times per week, plus other limits
John Prenty feels a number of the 2020 cost-saving measures should be retained going forward.
# Annual Report
Fourteen attempted assassinations thwarted by gardaí in 2019
The figures were contained in the force’s latest annual report.
# Homelessness
'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'
Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning
# Domestic Violence
'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019
Women reported being beaten, strangled, burned and raped, and there was a spike in calls during the Covid-19 pandemic.
# peter tyndall
Information Commissioner calls for incoming government to 'improve' Freedom of Information Act
Peter Tyndall was commenting as he published his officer’s annual report for 2019.
# new report
Number of people jailed for not paying court-ordered fines almost doubled in 2019
The Irish Prison Service annual report 2019 was published today.
# Annual Report
27 female victims of trafficking assisted by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year
The council’s impact report for 2019 has been published today.
# Annual Report
Irish media 'threatened in a way that has not been seen before' due to Covid-19
The Press Council and Press Ombudsman published their annual report today.
# Annual Report
Complaint to Ombudsman after social housing tenant deemed to have sent 'insulting' tweet about neighbour
The Ombudsman received more than 3,600 complaints about public services last year.
# gsoc
Garda sanctioned for failing to investigate complaint of sexual assault on a minor in 'timely fashion'
Details on the case were highlighted in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission annual report published today.
# direct provision
Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says
The Ombudsman today published his annual commentary on Direct Provision complaints.
# Annual Report
Inspector of Prisons was refused entry to facility by officer who 'appeared to be intoxicated'
The details of the incident are contained in the Office of Inspector of Prisons 2018 annual report.
# Homelessness
Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017
That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.
# Children At Risk in Ireland
There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari
“Choking is a massive issue,” among teenagers, psychotherapist Stella O’Malley told RTÉ’s Today with SOR show.
# peter mcverry trust
'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018
The Peter McVerry Trust released its annual report for 2018 today.
# Homelessness
'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'
Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.
# Annual Report
Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase
In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.
# Homelessness
100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light
The announcement was made at the launch of the Dublin Simon Community 2018 annual report.
# Focus Ireland
'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'
Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.