Claims that policing of demonstrations was discriminatory were justified, report finds
Public alert system comes on stream to help outreach teams get more people indoors
Homes will be available for rent for a minimum of 25 per cent below market value
More than half disagree that human rights abuses are ‘not really a problem in Ireland’
DUBLIN — Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has accused the main opposition Sinn Féin party of defending homophobic, sexist and racist attitudes within its ranks. Tensions between Varadkar’s centrist Fine Gael and the nationalist Sinn Féin have repeatedly flared in recent months as the two compete for first place in public opinion polls. “If you’re an opponent of Sinn Féin and you’re gay, or you’re mixed race, or you’re a young woman, that’s fair game.
The cost of providing homeless services in Dublin is expected to reach €213 million next year, an increase of more than €150 million since the crisis hit six years ago. Dublin City Council is raising its budget for emergency accommodation and other services for homeless people by more than €22 million next year.
Up to 70 per cent of suspected illegal Airbnb-style holiday lets in Dublin city have returned to the full-time rental market since the start of the pandemic, according to new figures from Dublin City Council . About 900 properties in the city had been under investigation by the council for suspected breaches of the legislation governing the use of homes for tourist or other short-term lets.
A number of Irish artists will come together to perform at train stations this week in order to raise money for the homeless charity Focus Ireland . Performances from Mary Coughlan , Damien Dempsey , Brian Kennedy and Erica Cody and others will be streamed over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 8pm on the charity’s YouTube and Facebook pages.