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# crisis

This week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Overcrowding
'Winter trolley numbers in May': INMO slam hospital wait times as almost 12,000 without beds
This month’s figures show the worst level of hospital overcrowding seen since the INMO began counting trolleys.
This year
# crisis
Govt agrees to deploy Army Ranger Wing to help Irish citizens leave Sudan
Joe Biden has called for an “immediate and unconditional ceasefire”.
Eyewitness: One man had seen the bodies of his wife, kids and parents brought out of the rubble
There was also a huge shortage of coffins and body bags, writes midwife Aisha Harbalieh from Azaz in northern Syria.
# rugby weekly extra
Wales players 'looking at significant pay-cuts'
Bernard Jackman was talking on The42′s Rugby Weekly Extra.
# Mothballed
Two naval ships to be tied up as staffing crisis deepens in Irish Navy
News of the mothballing of the ships comes just a day before Minister for Defence Micheál Martin visits troops in Lebanon.
# Ukraine
CityWest refugee centre to close to new arrivals 'in a matter of days', says O'Gorman
The UN’s refugee agency warned that ‘urgent intervention’ is needed to prevent large numbers of people becoming homeless here.
# housing for all
Housing targets expected to be revised upwards as Govt considers buying up apartments
The summit comes as homelessness figures broke new records for the fifth month in a row.
Last year
# crisis
German football needs rapid overhaul, says Flick
Prior to the match, 1990 World Cup winner and former manager Jurgen Klinsmann said another group stage elimination would be ’10 times more of a disaster’.
# problems
Crisis-hit Juventus suffer humiliating early Champions League elimination
A difficult start to the campaign has resulted in calls for coach Massimiliano Allegri to depart.
# Ukraine War
Increase to €400 payment for housing Ukrainians 'on the table' as leaders set to meet Monday
33 Ukrainian refugees were unable to be accommodated last night, with some returning to the airport.
# crisis
Luke Donald says Ryder Cup can 'unify' golf despite LIV split
The Europe team captain hopes the Ryder Cup will help put that bitterness to one side.
# crisis
English club rugby reeling after Wasps join Worcester in fight for survival
Both English clubs are being pursued for unpaid tax and have been served with winding-up orders by Britain’s Revenue authorities.
# Flash Flooding
Death toll from Pakistan flash floods surpasses 1,000
The deadly monsoon season has been called a “serious climate catastrophe”.
# cooperation
Six EU countries send firefighters to help battle French wildfires
361 foreign firefighters were dispatched to assist their 1,100 French colleagues deployed in the worst-hit part of the French southwest.
# crisis
June homelessness report shows all-time highs in several categories
A total of 10,492 people, including 1,385 families with 3,071 children, are homeless.
# new president
New Sri Lanka president sworn in amid ongoing crisis
Protesters recently stormed the home of then-president Rajapaksa, forcing him to step down and clearing the way for a new president.
# crisis
UK's Johnson went on country weekend instead of attending emergency heatwave briefing
The revelation comes as Penny Mordaunt fends off criticism in her bid to replace Johnson.
# Outbreak
Recent decline in childhood vaccinations reaching crisis point, UN says
24.7 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, while 3.5 million missed the first vaccine for HPV.
# crisis
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after president flees to Maldives
A state of emergency has been declared and protesters stormed the prime minister’s office.
# Ambulance Service
Number of paramedics should 'at least' double to reduce burnout among staff
People in the sector are facing burnout with some leaving for other jobs, representatives have said.
Representatives say staff numbers should at least double to tackle the current issues facing ambulance workers.
Dozens have left the sector in recent times for a number of reasons, including burnout.
# crisis
New citizens' assembly on biodiversity to meet for the first time in April
Cabinet approved two new citizens’ assemblies on biodiversity and Dublin’s local governance at a meeting this afternoon.
All time
# border crisis
Irish aid worker claims migrants in Poland/Belarus area have been beaten and electrocuted
At least ten people have already died in the region in recent weeks.
# crisis
Dundalk's injury problems compounded by Covid outbreak on eve of FAI Cup replay
A combination of Covid, injury and suspension will leave Vinny Perth without 11 players for tomorrow’s meeting with Finn Harps.
# Investigation
Internal investigation after motorcycle paramedics told to provide 50km escort for bride-to-be
A Siptu union organiser said such deployment of resources was “totally unacceptable”.
The two paramedics were told to wait outside the church until the ceremony was finished, writes Garreth MacNamee.
They then escorted the couple to their venue.
Wedding guests took photos of themselves on the bikes.
# crisis
Fuel tanker explosion kills 20 people in Lebanon
The blast comes as Lebanon faces a critical fuel shortage.
# Solutions
The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI
Ireland faces another decade of rising prices and rents unless the government spends money building homes, the ESRI says.
# Central Bank
A successful vaccine rollout 'should see economy recover in second half of 2021'
The Central Bank governor said today that the positive economist forecast “remains contingent on key assumptions regarding Covid-19 developments.”
# crisis
'If this goes on indefinitely you have to question if pro rugby is sustainable'
IRFU chief warns ‘existence of professional rugby in Ireland’ is under threat in 2021 as sporting bodies seek government help.
# Fallout
European clubs chief warns that football is in 'crisis-management' mode
Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli said football will have a revenue drop of four billion euros in two years.
Opinion: 'Lebanon needs help - or the consequences for the Middle East don't bear thinking about'
Yesterday’s explosion made a desperate situation worse, writes Bríd Kennedy of Concern.
# Aviation
Aircraft maker Airbus warns of 'gravest crisis' as it says it will cut 15,000 jobs
The main cuts are set to come at the company’s French and German sites.
# Moneyball
'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility'
Eddie O’Sullivan says ‘rugby’s financial model has been a catastrophe’ but he believes the IRFU will survive this crisis.
# Transparency
Who's calling the shots? - The role of Ireland's public health emergency team and its key players
The team was convened at the end of January this year to coordinate the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
# crisis
Predictable, not inevitable? How Covid-19 spread through Irish nursing homes
Questions remain about how the coronavirus spread so easily through nursing homes.
# crisis
Shamrock Rovers players and staff take 25% pay cut
The club have been forced to curtail wages amid the ongoing League of Ireland shutdown.
# crisis
‘This is like a war - Irish sport and the Irish economy will need a Marshall Plan’
Fianna Fáil sports spokesperson warns that it could be months before we see top-level sport again in Ireland.
# uncertainty
'The IRFU have done it in the most equitable way' - Carty on pay deferrals
The Connacht out-half says these are uncertain times for many rugby players.
# crisis
Commissioner Goodell tells NFL teams to close facilities
Roger Goodell said the shutdown of NFL facilities will carry on until April 8 due to the global health crisis.
Jose Mourinho helps deliver food parcels to elderly
The Portuguese manager volunteered for charity Age UK and community group Love Your Doorstep.
# pandemic
How are Ireland's Olympic hopefuls dealing with the coronavirus crisis?
Ayeisha McFerran and Judy Reynolds tell The42 about how their preparations for the Games have been disrupted.