DCUfm News – News Roundup Tuesday 14/02/2017


11am- Daft.ie Rent Report – Megan Brady


Rent prices throughout 2016 increased at the fastest annual pace Daft.ie have seen since they began compiling statistics on rental markets in 2012.


According to a new report, average rent prices increased by 13.5% in the year to December. With the average monthly rent in Dublin at over €1650 it is now almost €200 more than the last peak which was recorded in 2008, even after the property crash.


The Simon Community have described the results of the report as very worrying.



12pm- Ibrahim Halawa faces 19th court hearing – Niamh Stone


Three years after his arrest in Cairo, ibrahim halawa will today face his 19th court hearing.


The 21 year old was charged with murder, yet no evidence was provided in relation to the case. He has been in prison since his arrest.


Lynn Boylan, sinn fein MEP says that relations with egypt must not continue until progress is made in relation to the case


2pm – Talks to take place to stop Bus Éireann strikes – Niamh Dunne


New talks are organised to try to avert the Bus Éireann bus strike on Monday following the Workplace Relations Commission tomorrow.


There is still risk of a strike taking place on the 20th of February if the management continues with the cost reduction measures.


Talks are set to take place at 3.30pm after they have attended the Oireachtas Committee on Transport at 1.30pm



And finally…

6pm – Irish public raise over €300,000 for Carlow teen – Orla McNabola

THE IRISH public have raised over €300,000 in 36 hours for a cancer-stricken Irish teenager.


Shauntelle Tynan, 18, made a heartfelt plea for support after she learned she needs a lifesaving treatment in the United States.


Carlow girl Shauntelle has a rare cancer called multi-system Langheran’s cell histiocytosis – and she needs $527,000 (€497,000) to fund the treatment.


Only one specialist in the world can treat it and they are based in Texas.

But extraordinarily good news has come for the teenager – with the help of the Irish public, she has raised the minimum $350,000 (€330,000) in less than two days meaning that she can start her care on March 29.


3pm – Prosecco – Sinéad Jordan

Tesco are selling bottles of prosecco for just €5!

They have released this deal especially for Valentines Day and customers are limited to 3 bottles per person.


So whether you’re celebrating with your loved one, or drowning your sorrows with chocolate and netflix, make sure to hit up Tesco on the way home for this fab fab deal. And remember, always drink responsibly.