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There Were More Homeless People In Kildare In July Than In Meath & Wicklow, Combined.

There are more homeless people in Kildare than in Meath & Wicklow, combined.

The Dept. of Housing , today, published figures July, showing that 119 people in Kildare were living in emergency accommodation last month.

In Wicklow, 36 people were homeless in July, and 47 people in Meath were living in emergency accomodation in that month.

These three counties comprise the Mid-East Region, where there were 21 families, with 73 children homeless during July.

Motor Insurance Industry Reps. To Meet Govt. To Discuss Rising Premium Prices.

Members of the motor insurance industry will meet with the government in the coming days to discuss the rising cost of car insurance.

New figures show, claims involving uninsured or untraceable drivers rose by 17 per cent in the first half of the year, compared to last year.

Kildare bucked that trend; 64 such claims were reported to have been lodged in both periods, show a static situation in the county.

Insurance Ireland - the group that represents insurers, says this is likely to increase premiums even further.

Meeting On Public Access Defibrilators In Kildare Town Scheduled.

A public meeting on access to defibrillators in Kildare Town and Newbridge is taking place tomorrow night.

It is taking place place in Teach Dara Community Centre, Kildare Town, on August 30th at 7.30pm

Ind. Kildare/Newbridge Cllr., Joanne Pender, is organising the meeting.

She says advice from Community First Responders Ireland and the National Ambulance Service indicates that best practice dictates the establishment of a CFR group in any area hoping to host public access defibrillator.

Dept.: 119 Kildare People Were Homeless In July.

There were 119 people homeless in Kildare in July.

The Dept. of Housing has just published figures for that month, which shows one fewer person the county living in emergency accommodation than in June.

The Kildare figure is more than the combined number of people who are homeless in Wicklow (36) and Meath (47).

These three counties comprise the Mid-East Region, where there were 21 families, with 73 children homeless during July.

Across Ireland there were 4,177 homeless adults, and 2,348 children in emergency accommodation last m

Focus Ireland Calls For Better Regulation Of Vulture Funds.

Focus Ireland is calling for more regulation of and transparency in the operation of vulture funds in Ireland,

It estimates that there were  2,007 vulture fund-owned homes in the county

These are groups of investors who buy distressed residential mortgages from banks.

The funds may seek to evict the tenant or increase the rent beyond their capacity to pay or, where the mortgage holder is the householder, the funds may seek to repossess the home

Roughan MacNamara is Focus Ireland Advocacy Manager.

More Motor Insurance Premium Price Increases Could Be On The Cards.

Motorists could face more increases in their insurance premiums. The Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland says claims involving uninsured or untraceable drivers increased by 17 per-cent in the first 7 months of the year.

Kildare is one of only a handful of counties that hasn't experienced such an increase. MIBI says 64 claims were lodged in Kildare in both periods assessed.

Chief Executive of the MIBI is David Fitzgerald:

Average On-Campus Rents At Maynooth U. Up €760: Study.

Average rents for students staying on-campus at Maynooth University have risen by €760 a month.

That's according to an analysis conducted by the Irish Independent.

At present, the college can accommodate 991 students on-site.

During the last academic year, rents for multi-bedroom units ranged from €2,660 to €4,940 a month.

This year, the upper rent has risen to €5,700.

The price, however, includes the cost of utilities.

UCD is the most expensive college to live on campus -  with ther cheapest option costing almost 6 thousand euro per year.

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