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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Shortfall

This year
Why Ireland’s official housing targets are (probably) way off the mark
The way the Government comes up with its targets may not hold up well under scrutiny.
All time
Urgent appeal to return Trócaire boxes as charity reveals 60% drop in donations due to Covid restrictions
Their annual appeal usually brings in around €8 million.
'The impact of this is untold': Health funding for homelessness has dropped since 2008
Dublin Simon Community said that health funding for homelessness has dropped by 10% since 2008.
National Transport Authority to lose nearly €1m after 'taking the hit' on subletting offices
The issue arose when the Taxi Regulator was absorbed into the NTA, and its premises was transferred to the NTA’s.
Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding
Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.
There's an €18 million hole in funding for Dublin's homeless services
Richard Brady, the head of housing at the Council, said that the situation was “serious”.
Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries
Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.
"Every effort is being made" to keep garda budget under control
Reports this morning suggest that a supplementary budget will be sought due to a €70m shortfall.
Entrepreneurship shortfall targeted by €500,000 graduate fund
Applications for up to €50,000 in funding are being sought from recent college-leavers.
Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times
Deputy Denis Naughten said that the Republic of Ireland has a third of the amount of ambulances that Northern Ireland has.
Shortage of midwives in every public maternity unit in Ireland
Portlaoise, Mullingar and the Rotunda have the biggest shortage of midwives.
Schools 'cannot be run' on current level of funding
The INTO made the comments after it emerged that eight schools in Ireland received almost €50,000 extra funding from the State in 2012.
Shortfall in greenhouse gas emissions target may cost Ireland €300m
Six countries – including Ireland – are not on track to cut emissions as required under EU law: the cost of compliance will be great.
Department plays down report over €324bn shortfall
The Irish Times cited an unpublished report from KPMG that indicated the State was facing a massive pensions and social welfare shortfall by 2066 in a story today that the government has played down.
France 'needs up to €10bn to plug public deficit', says finance minister
The French finance minister says that his country is looking for between €7bn and €10bn.
Government spending plans may be affected by shortfalls found in four-year plan
The minister for social protection Joan Burton has accused the previous government of not being “upfront” about how savings were going to be made.