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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# shortage

This month
March 2023
# Irish College of General Practitioners
Calls to reform education and training for GPs amid 'crisis' shortage
Research indicates a significant difference in the number of medical graduates from Ireland and the EU applying for a career as a GP.
Last year
# shortage
Ireland facing 'devastating' summer staffing crisis as thousands of visas to expire in two weeks
Many non-EU students will have to leave at the end of May unless they are granted an extension.
# no doctors in the house
The 'workhorses' of the health service: How Ireland's GPs are under increasing pressure right now
“I have seen the ups and downs of general practice. I have seen it when it was sneered at, when it was dismissed”
All time
# shortage
Munster hope to resolve refereeing dispute 'as a matter of urgency'
The Munster Association of Referees has issues with the Branch’s proposed governance changes.
# shortage
No mental health beds for children in 19 counties forcing them into adult units or waiting in A&Es
The matter needs to be addressed urgently, according to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne.
# shortage
'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers
It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.
# recruitment appeal
'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told
Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.
# mobility
Living with Parkinson's in Ireland: 'If I was dependent on the HSE I wouldn't be able to move now'
There are 12,000 people in Ireland living with Parkinson’s disease and numbers are continuing to rise.
# shortage
Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad
The minister says that career breaks should only be granted if schools can replace the teacher.
# water worries
Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather
There are shortages in parts of Donegal, Galway and Westmeath.
# 11th hour
Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers
The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.
# crisp crisis
Japan is in the midst of a major crisp shortage and prices have skyrocketed online
Violent typhoons wiped out potato crops.
# shortage
Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests
Many in the Roman Catholic Church believe a new path to ordination should be opened.
# lettuce pray
Want a salad for lunch? There's a lettuce shortage
Some supermarkets in the UK are limiting the amount of produce customers can buy.
# shortage
Martin O'Neill's goalkeeping options could be stretched ahead of World Cup double header
Yesterday, Keiren Westwood was substituted at half-time for Sheffield Wednesday.
# digital skills
There aren't enough skilled people to fill the IT jobs that are out there
But many people are happy to stay in their jobs.
# manpower
'We have vulnerable people here and gardaí are 30 minutes away'
The group which had worked closesly with the late Garda Tony Golden has written to Nóirín O’Sullivan.
Debate Room: Should there be a rent freeze?
There has been talk about penalties for landlords who don’t accept rent supplement, calls for the ban on bedsits to be lifted and continuous calls for more housing supply — so what is the answer? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.
This is what it takes to become a chef in Ireland today
There’s a shortage of chefs in Ireland at present, and people who have an inherent passion for food as a vocation are urgently needed writes Patrick Flanagan.
# shortage
This is what is being done to allow Ireland to build more houses
A review into An Bord Pleanála’s is taking place and should be finished by the end of the year.
# Cutbacks
Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages
In one instance, residents were locked in a unit while a nurse went to another to administer medicines.
# First World Problems
First Prosecco, now olive oil shortages are ahead
A combination of a bacteria affecting trees and dry, warm weather has affected the harvest.
# say it ain't so
First world problem alert: There's a global Prosecco drought on the way...
The grape used to produce everyone’s favourite pre-drink has had a couple of particularly bad harvests in a row in Italy.
# nurse shortage
HSE has a 'major job ahead' if it wants to entice nurses to come home - INMO
Almost 4,000 nurses resigned between 2010 and 2013.
Fear not: the hazelnut shortage will NOT affect Ferrero Rocher supply this Christmas
Contrary to recent news reports.
# Medication
Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply
The Department of Health said medicine shortages are a global issue but it works with health professionals to avoid and manage them when they arise.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about another property bubble?
There have been warnings another one may be on the way – are you worried?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the new construction stimulus will lead to another property bubble?
Michael Noonan said Ireland is a ‘long way from a housing bubble’.
# limeless
How Mexican drug cartels have caused the price of limes to skyrocket in the US
The bad weather hasn’t helped either.
Warning that Ireland's construction sector is facing a skills shortage
A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.
# Education
Teacher shortage in new subjects as second-level student numbers to rise
School principals said they need to start planning now to ensure that teachers are qualified to teach the subjects that are in demand.
# Playstation
6 things to worry about as the PS4 launches in the US
The console launched in the US at midnight.
# Water
Restaurants, hotels and pubs wait to find out effects of water restrictions
Dublin City Council shut off water supplies at 8pm tonight, and will shut them off every night until at least Monday.
# Budget 2014
Government called on to address housing shortage in Budget 2014
Threshold has said that up to 30,000 new houses need to be constructed annually to meet demand.
# Shortages
Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets
This is not a drill. Furbys are heading towards extinction and iPad Minis are all sold out.
# hot-blooded
Numbers giving blood drops due to hot weather
Water isn’t the only liquid in danger of a shortage during sunny spell – blood donations are down by a fifth.
# New Zealand
New Zealand braces itself for a drought... of Marmite
New Zealanders love the black stuff – Marmite, that is, rather than Guinness. As stocks of the salty yeast spread are running low, people are getting a little panicked.