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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# increase

Last year
# increase
Almost one in ten people struggled with food poverty in 2021, according to government
Approximately 8.9% of Irish people experience food poverty according to a government survey, around 445,000 people.
# Inflation
Government hints at move to 'offset' the cost of Carbon Tax hike
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said scrapping the planned increase would be a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction.
# increase
Gas demand up 10% in January
January saw demand for gas up across all sectors.
All time
# increase
Wembley cleared to allow 60,000 fans to attend Euro 2020 semi-finals and final
The stadium will operate at 75% capacity for the matches.
# Bullying
Children's Ombudsman warns of rise in number of serious school bullying cases
Dr Niall Muldoon said his office has received more than 400 reports of bullying in schools since 2018.
# Fireworks
Major spike in Halloween fire brigade call outs in Dublin
Nearly 400 calls were made to Dublin Fire Brigade last night.
# doubled
UK’s Covid-19 infection rate almost doubles in a week
More than 58,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now been registered in the UK.
# Construction
CIF director 'misspoke' about possible 40% increase in cost of National Children's Hospital
Tom Parlon made the claim on Tuesday to the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response.
# R number
UK infection rate increases as over 41,000 now confirmed dead from disease
The UK’s R number is between 0.7-1.0.
No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy decided against the increase.
# increase
Dublin City Council is owed €33 million in rent arrears from its council housing tenants
The amount the council is owed in rent arrears rose 14% last year.
# Numbers
Schmidt calls for World Cup squad size to be increased to 32
The Ireland head coach would like to see 32-man squads in the future.
# Old Age Pension
Age Action calls for €9 weekly rise in old age pension
The pension has only increased by a little over €7 in the last 10 years.
# increase
HSE's €318 million spend on agency staff in 2018 described as 'sickening waste of money'
An extra €26 million was spent on agency staff in 2018, compared to 2017.
# Homelessness
Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows
The Rough Sleeper Count is carried out every spring and winter.
# increase
'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year
Some 500 people were diagnosed with the condition last year, and this figure is expected to be higher in 2018.
# Crack Cocaine
Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre
Dealers began offering smaller, cheaper bags of the drug from last summer.
# Energy
Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year
The company said the decision to raise prices was made in response to sustained increases in wholesale energy costs on global markets.
# bodybuilding
Huge spike in steroid use despite side effects such as stunted growth and baldness
Gardaí believe about a dozen gyms in Dublin city centre and northside have been used as selling points.
# increase
Netflix increasing prices for Irish customers
A spokesperson for Netflix told that customers will start notifying its Irish customers about the increases on 19 October.
# robbing peter
What's the point of having a childcare subsidy if under-pressure creches are just going to raise fees?
Many creches across Ireland are increasing their fees in parallel with the introduction of a new €20 weekly subsidy aimed at easing the financial burden on parents.
# permanent jump
Quarterly charges jump from €3.18 to €18 for some Permanent TSB customers
The bank says these charges bring Permanent TSB in line with competitors.
# On the rise
The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried
Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.
# An Post
Cost of a stamp to rise from 72 cent to €1
An Post has said the cost still represents “very good value”.
# appalling
'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness
Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures
# average motorist
Fuel prices rising: It costs €18 more a month to run your car compared to last year
Research conducted AA Ireland found that the cost of a litre of petrol is now at 136.3c.
# increase
Boost in numbers means there are now more special needs assistants than gardaí
An extra 115 special needs assistants will be available in January.
# premiums
Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs
Insurance premiums are wiping out any savings motorists are making from low fuel prices.
# Poll
Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased?
Fianna Fáil wants a €5 increase for pensioners in the next Budget.
# making room
Apple may get rid of one of the iPhone's most annoying limitations
Apple will likely increase the minimum storage space offered on the iPhone from 16GB to 32GB.
# negative waves
Almost 100,000 Irish homes are still in negative equity...
But at the rate property prices are increasing that won’t be the case for long says the ESRI…
# pay me my money down
Student nurses and midwives to get more cash from next month
They’ll now be able to earn 9.48 an hour.
# applications at the ready
Good news: Ireland is set for 1,500+ new jobs
Five companies have announced they will be creating positions.
# up up and away
House prices outside of Dublin are flying up
It is still quite a bit pricier to live in the capital.
# increase
Heroin deaths on the rise in Ireland for the first time in four years
New figures show that 86 deaths were related to the drug in 2013.
# serious issue
Rent in Dublin? Huge increase in amount of work needed in rented properties
One councillor said people are putting up with sub-standard conditions just to have a roof over their heads.
# through the window
Are rents set to increase ahead of a two-year freeze measure?
The PRTB has issued advice to the public over the measures.
# Money In The Bank
Here is how much the reduced rate of USC will be worth to Enda and Co next year
The government is expecting USC to bring in around €4 billion.
# On the rise
Rent a flat in Dublin? Monthly payments have shot up by over a hundred quid
Dublin rents now are just 3.5 per cent lower than their highest point.
# pay outs
Here's how much accident victims in Ireland have been paid this year
In total the Injuries Board has awarded €128.45 million in the first six months of this year.