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Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?
The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.
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Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers
US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.
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Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?
The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.
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Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on
The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.
# Syria
'A relentless mass casualty disaster': Medical aid at breaking point in East Ghouta
More than 900 civilians have been killed in the nearly three-week assault in Ghouta, Syria.
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Simon Harris declares a 'public health emergency' for superbug
“We have seen a rapid and worrying increase,” said the Health Minister.
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No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'
A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.
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Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals
Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.
# Mediation
Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended
The Catalan leader had said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.
# what's the big idea?
More beds and help from the private sector: How the HSE plans on beating overcrowding
Outbreaks of flu and the vomiting bug have put added pressure on the health service.
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'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork
The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.
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Primary teacher describes finding herself in cold house with no money for baby formula
“Without St. Vincent de Paul I would still be living in a cold house and be going without food.”
# nurses strike
'A patient could come in with a heart attack and wait on a trolley': Life for Ireland's emergency department nurses
Last minute negotiations have seen strike action averted.
# Housing Crisis
Nama project set to create almost 1,000 student beds in the heart of Dublin
The development in Dublin’s Docklands will be the largest off-campus facility in the country.
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Explainer: What on earth is going on in Northern Ireland?
With the executive on the brink of collapse, what are the likely outcomes?
# Dublin City
The spend on emergency accommodation has already hit €4.5m for 2015
Dublin City Council’s spend in 2012 was just €455k.
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Thousands of students across Ireland still have nowhere to live spoke to some students caught up in the housing crisis.
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How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?
Families accommodated in hotels are forced to share cramped living quarters and boil eggs in kettles to eat.
# Homelessness
Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night
Inner City Helping Homeless says a nightly run is now averaging 80 rough sleepers.