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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

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Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry
Independent TD Finian McGrath became irate following the Taoiseach’s initial response to questioning regarding overcrowding in emergency departments. Jerry Buttimer soon followed.
Living on pot noodles and cereal: 'It's hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children'
Families on the streets, living in hotel rooms and living on next to nothing – this is happening every day in this country and it needs to end, writes Rory Hearne.
Imagine living in a 20’ x 10’ room, your belongings are in one cupboard and you don't know if you'll be there a year or a decade
The sight of little Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body shamed us all into reluctant action by accepting 4,000 people into Ireland, but now we’re going to put traumatised people into a seriously flawed system, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
'It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it'
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s problems this week reminds everyone in business to be prepared for the unexpected, writes Jason O’Sullivan who has tips on what makes a good crisis management plan.
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.
Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees
Meanwhile, Bob Geldof has described the crisis as “an absolute sickening, f***ing disgrace”.
'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.
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.
Keep out! 10 of the world's most significant border 'walls'
Imposing structures, soldiers with guns and strict rules.
A warning to Europe: Up to 50 people found suffocated in a truck in Austria
An investigation is underway which includes police from Hungary.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
'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.
There's a massive shortage of chefs in Ireland
Restaurant owners say 5,000 additional trainee chefs are needed each year.
Homeless in Athens: 'Greece never dies. But the Greeks will die.'
“No home, no bathroom, no life.”
Hungary used convicts to build a giant fence to keep people out of the country
Donald Trump would be proud of this plan
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.
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.
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.
Building in central Dublin occupied without permission by homeless group
The Irish Housing Network plans to occupy other State-owned buildings.
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.
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.
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.
WATCH: Shocking video of people desperately trying to escape from deflating dinghy
The incident occurred in the Mediterranean.
American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches
The advance of rebel forces has continued.
Syrian refugees were almost denied treatment at Irish children's hospital
The situation was rectified.
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.
House prices have increased sharply, but "are still around fair value" (apparently)
That’s according to a new report from Goodbody.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis
It’s a very similar story in England.
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.
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.