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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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# Refugees
Three 20-something entrepreneurs just launched an Airbnb for refugees
The website operates pretty much like Airbnb. People, called “heroes”, offer up spare rooms in their homes for refugees to temporarily stay in.
# crisis
Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees
Meanwhile, Bob Geldof has described the crisis as “an absolute sickening, f***ing disgrace”.
# crisis
'My kids were the most beautiful children in the world'
The photo of Aylan’s lifeless body washed ashore in Turkey has made front pages around the world.
# Changes
Martin King gives a 'homeless broadcast' for Ireland
The broadcaster was appearing in a video for the Simon Community to accompany their pre-budget submission.
# Great Big Walls
Keep out! 10 of the world's most significant border 'walls'
Imposing structures, soldiers with guns and strict rules.
# crisis
A warning to Europe: Up to 50 people found suffocated in a truck in Austria
An investigation is underway which includes police from Hungary.
# razor-wire fences
Merkel vows zero tolerance for migrant hate - as 55 bodies found on boats
Meanwhile the Defence Forces have rescued hundreds of people – including 71 children – in an operation tonight.
Unless you can magic up a few houses, welfare recipients will need to move away from Dublin
It’s an unpalatable solution politically, but the truth is workers and students need to be in a place while those in receipt of welfare cannot make the same claim.
# surprise
Alexis Tsipras has resigned and a snap election has been called in Greece
Alexis Tsipras has announced the vote will take place in September.
Do we need another Jonathan Corrie to die before our government will take the homeless crisis seriously?
The homeless crisis in Ireland is crying out for politicians to do the right thing, not the political thing, writes Donal O’Keeffe
# crisis
The Irish economy is meant to be recovering but July saw homeless families reach record levels
In 2012, an average of 8 families were becoming homeless in Dublin each month. Now it’s 70 families.
# homeless crisis
These two figures show why people are so worried about the Dublin crisis
Homeless outreach groups have been calling on the government to reconvene the Dáil to deal with the crisis.
# crisis
More than 1,000 migrants have tried to pass through the Channel tunnel in 48 hours
The migrant crisis has seen desperate attempts by individuals trying to reach the UK.
# in arrears
'We are truly sorry': PTSB says 22 people lost homes because of its mistakes
The admission comes as the company turned its first profit on its core business in eight years.
# kitchen crisis
There's a massive shortage of chefs in Ireland
Restaurant owners say 5,000 additional trainee chefs are needed each year.
# crisis
Homeless in Athens: 'Greece never dies. But the Greeks will die.'
“No home, no bathroom, no life.”
# Berlin Wall II
Hungary used convicts to build a giant fence to keep people out of the country
Donald Trump would be proud of this plan
# keep greece flying
Ryanair wanted to offer free flights around Greece, but was turned down
The airline has launched a campaign to encourage tourism and travel in the embattled country.
# Late Late Show
Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout
Alexis Tsipras has vowed to present “credible” reform plans before a deadline of tomorrow night.
# Stocks
China could be slipping into a crisis 'far bigger than anything in Greece'
More than half of companies have suspended trading on the stock market.
# crisis situation
Building in central Dublin occupied without permission by homeless group
The Irish Housing Network plans to occupy other State-owned buildings.
# housing list
Homeless couple sleeping at council had an injunction taken out against them
The couple slept in South Dublin County Council last night after being homeless over a week ago.
# Saved
Watch: 200 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne off Libyan coast
The Defence Forces have released dramatic video of the rescue operation. The migrants were part of a flotilla of five makeshift inflatable vessels attempting to cross to Europe.
# Mediterranean
Ireland WILL be sending the LÉ Eithne to help with the Mediterranean refugee crisis
Around 1,750 people have died this year trying to cross the sea from North Africa to Europe.
# crisis
WATCH: Shocking video of people desperately trying to escape from deflating dinghy
The incident occurred in the Mediterranean.
# crisis
American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches
The advance of rebel forces has continued.
# Money Talks
Syrian refugees were almost denied treatment at Irish children's hospital
The situation was rectified.
# Tick tock
76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now
The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.
# Recovery
House prices have increased sharply, but "are still around fair value" (apparently)
That’s according to a new report from Goodbody.
# another crisis?
Hundreds on trolleys again, as hospitals deal with influx of flu cases
INMO figures show there were 518 people waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards yesterday.
# crisis
Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat
Algal blooms which should have disappeared by now have made some shellfish unsafe to consume.
# the surge
Beaumont to increase emergency staff levels, as deal reached with nurses
INMO members voted unanimously in favour of industrial action at the height of the overcrowding crisis earlier this month.
# Overcrowding
Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator'
The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has slammed the Health Minister in the wake of the hospital overcrowding crisis.
# Waiting Times
Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis
It’s a very similar story in England.
# beds crisis
At Beaumont Hospital there is calm, but only on the surface
The hospital had 41 people on trolleys today and has cancelled surgery for the week.
# Mes Que Un Director
Zubizarreta was never good enough, but Barcelona's problems run right to the top
The sporting director was ousted from his post on Monday, but there are plenty of other things wrong at Camp Nou.
# pauline cafferkey
Ebola-infected UK nurse still in a critical condition
Her condition deteriorated, and the hospital has not said she is getting any better.
# Housing
Rent supplement payments have fallen by more than €150 million since 2010
This was distributed among 71,800 recipients.
# not going away
Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims
The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.
# State Papers
Were there nuclear missiles stored in Northern Ireland?
That was a big question back in the early 1980s.