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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Shortages

This year
# Shortages
Aldi in UK to lift restrictions on fresh vegetables as shortages ease
Customers were limited to a maximum of three cucumbers, lettuce, salad bags, broccoli, cauliflower and raspberries per purchase.
Last year
# Shortages
Ukraine urges residents to drastically reduce electricity use after Russian strikes
Several power stations have been destroyed by Russian strikes
# Baby formula
US flight brings tonnes of needed baby formula from Germany
Scarcity of medical-grade baby formula caused by production problems and supply-chain issues has created grave problems for thousands of American parents.
All time
# Shortages
Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong amid coronavirus panic-buying
Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock toilet paper quickly enough.
# Shortages
Boojum says it will stop deducting till shortages from staff's tips but 'may deduct from wages'
Mexican burrito bar Boojum has admitted to previously using staff tips to make up for shortages in the till.
# Cutbacks
The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic
Previously, Irish children received free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.
# Emergency
Dublin fire engines repeatedly taken out of action due to staff shortages
Dublin Fire Brigade said it is working to fill existing and future vacancies.
# Jobs
Some Dublin hospitals are 'down hundreds of staff'
The Department of Health has said that its national recruitment plan continues apace.
# Nurses
Epilepsy unit at Beaumont Hospital closed because of staff shortages
Vacant positions have been filled but the unit will not reopen until 21 September.
# No Skipping
People are becoming professional queuers in Venezuela
Meet Krisbell Villarroel, a 22-year-old single mother of two small children.
# no vacancies
Staff shortage at Kerry General Hospital now at "unsafe" levels says union
The INMO says a block on hiring is making the problem worse.
# Inflation
Bereaved families spend days searching for coffins due to Venezuela shortages
Others have had to cancel funerals.
# logan report
Garda car shortage meant hour delay in child 'abduction' response
It also took two hours for the incident to be assigned to a garda.
HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem
It is anticipated that the vaccine will be available in mid to late July but it will continue to be offered to newborns and those at greatest risk.
# need to know
The Evening with added toe wrestling
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# 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.
# Shortages
Portlaoise hospital cuts services to cut costs
A memo sent to staff at Midlands Regional Hospital indicates that the out-patient and in-patient departments will be affected.