An elderly woman has been hospitalised following a fire a home in Co. Kildare.
The blaze broke out at the house, in Osberstown just outside Naas, at 11.45am.
The woman, who is in her 80s, is being treated at Naas General Hospital.
The fire has been extinguished.
113 people in Kildare have been declared bankrupt since the start of 2014.
That's 7.5 bankruptcies per 10,000 residents in the county.
It is a significantly higher rate than all surrounding counties, including Dublin.
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A woman who has moved to Co. Kildare has revealed the grave difficulty she is experiencing is trying to access GP services.
Breda, who has a chronic medical condition, has just moved to Naas.
There's been an increase of 66% in the number of people on trolleys at Naas General Hospital.
There were 12 people without beds there yesterday; that's risen to 20, today/
Of those, 16 are on trolleys in the Emergency Dept. and 4 are on gurneys in the hospital's wards.
There were, in January, more homeless people in Kildare than in Wicklow and Meath, combined.
108 people were living in emergency accommodation in Kildare in the last week of January.
68 people were homeless in Meath and 35 in Wickow.
108 people were homeless in Kildare last month.
The Dept. of Housing has just released data for January, which shows that, nationwide, there were 4,760 adults and 2,407 children living in emergency accommodation during the last week of January.