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# Desperate Times

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# Water Restrictions
Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought
Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.
# Desperate Times
Michael O'Reilly lodges appeal against provisional suspension for failed doping test
The boxer is due to open his Olympic campaign on Friday.
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After switching to a two-day work week, Venezuela moves clocks forward to save power
The country’s economy has been crippled by falling oil prices.
# Desperate Times
ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war
The country’s oil revenues have imploded.
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Chelsea ban banter as they bid to curb poor early season form - reports
It’s the London club’s worst start to a top-flight season in 29 years.
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Rodgers open to January signings at Liverpool
The Reds boss says he could dip into the transfer market once again, despite spending heavily in the summer.
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Cash-strapped traders are turning to non-traditional lenders
SME loans taken out on unpaid invoices, stock and other assets are all on the up.
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11 reasons renting in Ireland is the absolute worst
According to Threshold, it’s getting worse for people seeking rented accommodation.
# Jobless Paddy
Not-so-Jobless Paddy: Billboard jobseeker wins PR role with Paddy Power
Féilim Mac An Iomaire’s gamble with his last savings comes good: today he starts work with bookies Paddy Power.
# Desperate Times
'Jobless Paddy' takes out billboard advert in bid to stave off emigration
An unemployed marketeer spends his savings on a public advert as a last-ditch effort to avoid having to leave Ireland.