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#Desperate Times

# desperate-times - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought
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Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Aug 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,639 Views 103 Comments

Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.

# desperate-times - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Michael O'Reilly lodges appeal against provisional suspension for failed doping test
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From The42
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Michael O'Reilly lodges appeal against provisional suspension for failed doping test

Aug 6th 2016, 4:45 PM 16,713 Views 10 Comments

The boxer is due to open his Olympic campaign on Friday.

# desperate-times - Sunday 1 May, 2016

After switching to a two-day work week, Venezuela moves clocks forward to save power
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After switching to a two-day work week, Venezuela moves clocks forward to save power

May 1st 2016, 11:03 AM 39,724 Views 51 Comments

The country’s economy has been crippled by falling oil prices.

# desperate-times - Saturday 12 December, 2015

ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war
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ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war

Dec 12th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,484 Views 31 Comments

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

# desperate-times - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Chelsea ban banter as they bid to curb poor early season form - reports
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From The42
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Chelsea ban banter as they bid to curb poor early season form - reports

Sep 15th 2015, 11:00 AM 7,129 Views 10 Comments

It’s the London club’s worst start to a top-flight season in 29 years.

# desperate-times - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Rodgers open to January signings at Liverpool
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From The42
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Rodgers open to January signings at Liverpool

Dec 24th 2014, 6:31 PM 6,554 Views 13 Comments

The Reds boss says he could dip into the transfer market once again, despite spending heavily in the summer.

# desperate-times - Monday 15 September, 2014

Cash-strapped traders are turning to non-traditional lenders
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Cash-strapped traders are turning to non-traditional lenders

Sep 15th 2014, 4:22 PM 6,973 Views 9 Comments

SME loans taken out on unpaid invoices, stock and other assets are all on the up.

# desperate-times - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

11 reasons renting in Ireland is the absolute worst
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From The Daily Edge
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11 reasons renting in Ireland is the absolute worst

Nov 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 43,399 Views 81 Comments

According to Threshold, it’s getting worse for people seeking rented accommodation.

# desperate-times - Friday 17 June, 2011

Not-so-Jobless Paddy: Billboard jobseeker wins PR role with Paddy Power
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From The Daily Edge
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Not-so-Jobless Paddy: Billboard jobseeker wins PR role with Paddy Power

Jun 17th 2011, 1:53 PM 7,976 Views 33 Comments

Féilim Mac An Iomaire’s gamble with his last savings comes good: today he starts work with bookies Paddy Power.

# desperate-times - Monday 30 May, 2011

'Jobless Paddy' takes out billboard advert in bid to stave off emigration
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'Jobless Paddy' takes out billboard advert in bid to stave off emigration

May 30th 2011, 3:06 PM 7,844 Views 29 Comments

An unemployed marketeer spends his savings on a public advert as a last-ditch effort to avoid having to leave Ireland.