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This afternoon.

The Government announces that the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be increased from €203 per week to €350 per week.

More as we get it.

Previously:  €203 A Week For Up To Six Weeks


Via Colin Coyle



Related: Rent increases in private rented housing (Citizens Information)

Previously: Certainty In A World Gone Mad



Mortgage arrears in European countries published by The Atlantic in 2013

“The number of homes being repossessed is continuing to rise with orders being granted at a rate of more than 60 per week when the courts are sitting, Courts Service figures show.”

“Almost 1,000 repossession orders were granted in the courts in the first six months of this year, with the number granted in the Circuit Courts up almost 200 per cent on 2014.”

“A total of 900 repossession orders were granted in the State’s 26 Circuit Courts between January and June, compared with 313 in the same period in 2014″

Home repossessions accelerate to 60 each week (Kitty Holland, Irish Times)

Previously: Repossessions And Gagging Orders

The Mortgage Arrears Reality

Ahead Of The Stress Tests

Specialist Eviction Judges, You Say?

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Twenty per cent.



Kitty Holland, in the Irish Times, reports:

“The figures have risen steadily since 2009, to 70 in 2010, 87 in 2011 and 87 in winter 2012 (when one area was not counted). The figures for winter 2007 and 2008 were 104 and 101 respectively.”

“The largest proportion whose age could be confirmed – 40 in total – were aged between 31 and 40 years of age; 36 were aged between 18 and 30; 17 were aged 41 to 50; 10 were between the ages of 51 and 60; three were over 61 years; and 62 people were unknown.”

Numbers sleeping rough in Dublin highest since records began (Kitty Holland, Irish Times)

Previously: While You Were Sleeping

Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland



‘a biennial fare review has been carried out to allow adjustments for changes in the operating costs and market environment facing the taxi industry…’

Extract from the executive summary

*tops up leapcard*

Nation Transport: Taxi Fare Review

Previously: Not Fare


The Dublin Region Homeless Executive carried out a count of the number of people sleeping rough in the capital on the night of November 12 last. It found 139 people sleeping rough, compared to 94 in April.

RTE reports:

“80% were male and nearly 30% were from outside Ireland with the origin of nearly 20% unknown. It is the highest figure recorded since the rough sleeper counts began in 2007.”

“Dublin Region Homeless Executive Director Cathal Morgan has said there’s a growing trend of families being forced to leave private rented accommodation and moving into homeless accommodation.”

Mr Morgan said there aside from traditional factors contributing to homelessness, such as mental health and addiction, there is growing evidence that a number of homeless people are struggling to keep up with the demands of day-to-day living.

Number of rough sleepers in Dublin up 50% since April (RTÉ)

Dublin Region Homeless Executive

Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland