Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 14 May 2014
Last week, according to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, there were 184 adults with children in emergency accommodation in hotels in Dublin.
That compares to 16 adults and children in hotels just two years ago.
So pressure on emergency housing services, particularly in Dublin, continues to grow.
The central placement service of the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive is open five days a week at Parkgate st in Dublin.
Homeless people go there in search of emergency accommodation.
Paddy O'Gorman was there yesterday.
Parenting and Technology
As more and more children become tech-savvy, at a younger age, and more technological devices are becoming available, parents are faced with an unprecedented challenge. How much is too much technology for young children, and are parents really aware of the potential risks and the safety guidelines?
Well, here to discuss this was journalist and mother, Róisín O Hara.
Ireland's Western Islands
Currachs and ferries, trawlers and electricity generators, ponies-and-traps and self-sufficiency... All are part and parcel of island life. John Carlos has been photographing Ireland’s western islands for over 40 years and has published a book on the subject.
John Carlos became interested in photography while visiting Inis Mór, Aran Islands, age twelve in 1963. He joined the Connacht Tribune seven years later in his native Galway. He became staff photographer with the Sunday Tribune in 1983 and won numerous awards including Photographer of the Year with the PPAI. He later worked with The Sunday Times before returning to live and work in the west of Ireland.