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Friday, 15 December 2017

How landlords forced 40pc of newly homeless families to quit

How landlords forced 40pc of newly homeless families to quit
- The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) report, seen by the Irish Independent, detailed that 450 families became newly homeless in the first six months of the year. It revealed that ... Paul Melia The number of retired people has more than doubled over the past 20 years, Census 2016 reveals.

The Irish people and potatoes - was Ireland overpopulated in 1845?

The Irish people and potatoes - was Ireland overpopulated in 1845?
- This is the third installment of the Irish History Podcast's Great Famine series. The Great Famine is the most important event in modern Irish history. It changed Ireland, and indeed, the world forever. While one million perished from starvation and disease, our ancestors also struggled to survive.

How could any landlord put a 71-year-old man out on the street'

How could any landlord put a 71-year-old man out on the street'
- Alone chief executive Seán Moynihan said a growing number of older homeless people were knocking on the charity's door every day. The problem will increase as Ireland's population ages with the numbers of those aged over 60 on the social housing waiting list rising between 2013 and last year from ...

Irish 'safe harbour' for Asian investment after Brexit

Irish 'safe harbour' for Asian investment after Brexit
- Executive director of Asian business think-tank Asia Matters, Martin Murray told the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee that there were considerable worries among business and investment leaders in Asia because of US protectionism and Brexit. Ireland could become a “safe harbour” for ...

May wins applause from EU leaders for Brexit efforts

May wins applause from EU leaders for Brexit efforts
European leaders applauded British Prime Minister Theresa May for her work so far on Brexit, assuring her at a summit in ... her as she negotiated the first phase of talks on how much Britain should pay to leave the EU, the border with Ireland and the status of EU citizens in Britain.

Brexit is keeping the EU united -- for now

Brexit is keeping the EU united -- for now
- Various protagonists on the EU side -- Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator on Brexit -- have already concluded that the talks with the UK have made "sufficient progress" for the .

Deal means open border despite opposition, Varadkar insists

Deal means open border despite opposition, Varadkar insists
Leo Varadkar said before a European Council meeting yesterday that Brexit had been the biggest strain on the Irish peace process and that the Democratic Unionist Party had to shoulder some of the blame for advocating it. The Irish government had hailed last Friday's agreement between the UK and ...

EU to move on Brexit talks, but Irish border 'riddle' remains

EU to move on Brexit talks, but Irish border 'riddle' remains
- there cannot be border controls between Northern Ireland and the UK, but there can between UK and the EU," he said. "So our primary school students can see that there is a riddle to be solved." As May left to return to London – she will not join the other 27 leaders for further discussions on Brexit and ...

Young workers' jobs could be wiped out by automation by the 2030s

Young workers' jobs could be wiped out by automation by the 2030s
- His colleague Ciara Fallon, also director of People & Organisation at PwC Ireland, said that in relation to the longer-term challenge of automation, young workers who tend to start out in part-time employment within the retail, accommodation and food services industries face relatively high risks of these ...

2017 has been the best year ever for overseas tourism to Ireland

2017 has been the best year ever for overseas tourism to Ireland
- Welcoming the figures this week, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin said, "2017 looks set to be another record year for overseas tourism to Ireland. The latest CSO figures indicate that over 8.5 million people visited during the January to October period, an increase of +3.1%, or an ...

Nearly 60000 people are now working in IT, up 56% in five years

Nearly 60000 people are now working in IT, up 56% in five years
- The number of people at work in Ireland rose by 11 per cent to over 2 million from April 2011 to the same month in 2016, according to new figures derived from Census 2016. During the same period, the number of people looking after the home and/or family continued to decline, dropping 10.1 per cent ...

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming
- The number of people working in Ireland in April 2016 had increased to just over two million – an 11% increase since the previous Census was taken in 2011. The numbers of people looking after the home or family continued to decline, falling by 10.1% to 305,556. The numbers of retired people ...